Stay competitive to attract top talent

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With high levels of demand and a limited talent pool, employers are aware that they will need to compete for top talent in 2017.

The Technology & Recruitment - The Landscape for 2017 survey, a partnership between Jobsite and Robert Walters, highlights key factors senior technology professionals consider most important to attract professionals to their business. Understanding these will help you stay competitive in the jobs market.

Cutting edge technology

The technology industry is unique, and the amount of innovation coming from the sector is increasing rapidly each year.

Technology professionals want to learn new skills, and work on the most advanced technology. 83% of those surveyed stated that the opportunity to work on high-profile projects and use the newest and most advanced technology is key to attracting professionals. While salary remains a major consideration, professionals are increasingly likely to choose their role based on other factors

Reviewing the systems and software your company uses will help you identify areas that may be falling behind the technology curve so you can implement new practices to allow staff to work on cutting edge projects.

Map out career development plans

The survey also highlights that 80% of professionals believe the potential for career development is an important factor for people when looking for a new job.

Added value benefits

In addition to projects and career development, many consider a competitive benefits package crucial to attracting candidates.

Flexible working initiatives to improve work life balance, private healthcare, and private pensions were recognised as important factors by 79% of hiring managers.

Competitive salaries

Although not the most important factor, over half of the survey still believe it is important to attract top talent to your organisation.

The majority of professionals (54%) expect salaries to rise by up to 5% within 2017. But with 31% expecting salaries to remain stable, employers need to look beyond remuneration to attract staff.

“While salary remains a major consideration, professionals are increasingly likely to choose their role based on other factors.” said Dawn May, Technology Recruitment Manager, Robert Walters.

Working hours

Working hours (20%) and the specific industry a job is in (26%) were least important factors in recruiting key professionals.

Learn more and download a copy of Technology & Recruitment - The Landscape For 2017 to view the full survey results.

For more information about the Technology & Recruitment campaign, or for a confidential discussion about your career or hiring needs contact us today.