This latest research highlights some really surprising facts about the UK digital workforce. The most important factors digital specialists consider in a job are work-life balance and good peer and manager relationships - this comes way above learning and development and salary. They are also far more mobile with 75% willing to move abroad for work. What does this mean for employers? Those with an open, friendly culture and offering a good work-life balance will attract and retain the best talent. This should be music to the ears of many public sector organisations who can't compete on salary alone for this tech savvy workforce. They need to use their employer brand to showcase the benefits and values that align with this talent market to attract and retain these hard to fill posts.
Three quarters of Britain’s tech workforce prepared to leave UK for work Posted on May 30, 2019 While London ranks as the most attractive city in the world for the global tech industry, three out of four UK tech workers (75%) are willing to leave for pastures new overseas. Digital experts are among the most in-demand workers but due to the transferable nature of tech skills, they are also among those most prepared to relocate, compared to only 61% of non-tech workers who would be willing to make the move overseas. While London may be the tech industry’s favoured city, the UK on the whole is less attractive than its capital and must continue to compete with other markets in order to recruit and retain the digital experts who are crucial to the country’s economic development.