Tech recruiters understand that talent acquisition strategies are tied closely to retention, reports Vector Talent Resources. If you can keep the tech talent you have, it tells a compelling story about your corporate culture and benefits. But if you’re losing existing talent, it will make your efforts to recruit tech talent a lot harder. But what is tech talent looking for in 2022?

If you’re a hiring manager or are otherwise engaged in recruiting tech talent, there are a few talent acquisition and retention trends that will affect your strategies this year, states Vector Talent Resources. They include:

Compensation

Over the past two years or so, job jumpers have increased their pay each time they leave a position for a new opportunity. White-collar workers are seeing the biggest pay scale jump they’ve had in 20 years. In this kind of market, this means that every tech geek you have on board is vulnerable. It also means you’ll be in a bidding war for anyone you’re trying to hire.

Flexible Working Hours

Job flexibility is no longer a request; it’s a requirement. Perhaps remote work has spoiled us, but the genie is now out of the bottle for tech workers who are demanding work from home. Flexibility is huge for today’s workforce and if you don’t give it, your internal talent and external candidates are going to look elsewhere.

Remote Work

With so much cloud software out there, is there really a need for on-premise developers anymore? IT doesn’t need physical meetings anymore for the most part and 75% of developers say they’re happiest working from home at least three days a week. Only 32% say they’re more productive in an office environment.

Employers have been taking note of these trends, and many are working to allow for more flexibility in their staffing arrangements. Today, about 59% of employers are allowing flexible work arrangements to support their engineering and IT teams. DevOps.com points out: “Having had a taste of freedom from corporate settings, most developers now want remote work options in a post-pandemic future.” They say 86% of engineers are now working remotely 100% of the time. Engineers cite the work/life balance and the improved autonomy to work when they choose from home. Avoiding the commute is admittedly a time and money saver, as well. Without workplace distractions, 70% of developers say they are more productive at home. If you’re seeking to up your game on the remote offerings front, consider establishing a benefits package to promote remote work but that also supports it.

Organizations seeking tech talent must adapt to these growing trends or face a mountainous climb to reach their hiring goals, states Vector Talent Resources.

Vector Talent Resources, a Capitol Communicator sponsor, is comprised of top recruiting talent that works aggressively and diligently to stay on top of market trends, technology, methodologies to source, attract and acquire talent for our clients and opportunities for our Talent.

 

 

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