Over three quarters of tech talent in the UK are unhappy in their current jobs and actively seeking out new roles, according to a new report.
The company surveyed over 1,000 UK technology workers from developers and engineers, to data scientists, analysts, designers, product managers and more.
Mark Chaffey, CEO and co-founder of hackajob, says, “Thanks to a global pandemic, a shaky economy and multiple layoffs, the report reveals a marked shift in technology industry attitudes towards job satisfaction. New priorities, new ways of working and changing relationships with work are leading to a brand new set of frustrations in the workplace. Employees want to be heard, recognised and valued.”
Company culture is king – after pay, candidates are most attracted to a role and organisation by the overall culture (15%) and mission (13%).
83% of tech talent want to see a 4-day week introduced. Meanwhile, remote working (61%), flexible working (57%) and location (21%) are amongst some of highest aspects to why they enjoy their current roles.
Chaffey says, “The best benefits package really hone in on what is valuable to people. Crucially, perks shouldn’t all focus on the workplace itself. Tech talent want to spend their free time either exercising, spending time with their family and friends, working on a project or hobby and progressing their learning and development. The best benefits package will empower talent to have free time to do whatever they choose.”