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How to calculate a starting salary
Hiring a new employee is an important step forward for your business. Their skills, experience and fresh perspective will be a valuable addition to your team. But how can you work out how much they should be paid? It’s a balancing act of what you can offer, what they expect and what is going on in your industry at the time of hiring them.Read more
How to handle an employee’s pay rise request
You want to ensure your team members are paid fairly for the work they do. Not only will it keep them motivated and performing well, but it will also help you retain them. If an employee comes to you with a pay rise request, there are a few things you can do to help you achieve an outcome that will satisfy all parties.Read more
5 considerations when growing your business
When your business is growing, so are your recruitment needs. But have you considered how location, people, skills and salaries influence your decisions?Read more
Career progression: How to get promoted
As a professional, being promoted is one of the greatest compliments you can receive. But it doesn’t just happen out of the blue. You will have to show your value and may even have to ask your manager what you need to do to earn it. There are 9 key things to consider when you’re thinking about putting yourself forward for an internal promotion.Read more
How to ask for a pay rise: 7 things to remember
You feel that your salary doesn’t equate to the value you bring to your team and the business as a whole. But discussing pay can be a sensitive subject and you don’t want to damage your relationship with your manager. So what are the 7 key things you should remember when asking for a pay rise?Read more
How to negotiate your salary after receiving a job offer
You’ve been offered a new job. Congratulations, this means you’re about to embark on the next step in your career journey. Before you start, there are some final details that need to be cleared up; a salary negotiation with your future employer has been planned. But how can you ensure you get the best possible outcome?Read more
2021 'World of Work' Survey
Our 2021 ‘World of Work’ survey received over 6,000 responses from employers and employees based globally. We conducted this research into whether there are any shared sentiments or differences in expectations between employers and the workforce for the coming year.
Covering 5 key areas of the working world - Contracting, Pay Rises, Remote Working, Hiring Plans and Upskilling - 406 ‘organisations’ and 5,779 ‘professionals’ answered our short survey, representing a range of industries in our core locations of Ireland, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Mainland China and Japan.
2021 New Skills Trends
51% of companies believe that they will need to hire for new skill sets throughout 2021, in order to appropriately react to market changes. Most professionals appear eager to increase their value, with 77% planning to upskill in their area of expertise.
Insight: In order to adapt and be agile in the current markets, both companies and professionals know that new skills and upskilling will be key to staying competitive.
2021 Contracting Trends
Hiring contractors was important in 2020 to help with business adaptability, and it looks to continue with a sizable 28% of employers anticipating to hire more contract professionals in 2021. 27% of employees see themselves making the shift from a permanent job to more flexible employment as a contractor in the coming year.
Insight: We can see from this alignment in 2021 plans that both employers and employees are adapting and continuing to be agile to the big market changes that are happening in the world at the moment - flexible working options are key to this.
2021 Hiring Confidence Trends
Almost half (49%) of global businesses are confident that their organisation will return to normal levels of hiring in 2021. Professionals seem to be less optimistic about the resurgence of the recruitment market, with 32% believing that hiring will return to pre-COVID-19 levels in the coming 12 months.
Insight: Despite the pandemic, almost half of businesses are planning on returning to normal hiring levels in 2021. This highlights the fact that companies have adapted to the current market with changes like remote working, as well as the need for companies to continue with their business plans despite the turbulent market. Although only 32% of employees felt the same way, there clearly will be job opportunities in 2021.
2021 Pay Rise Trends
Over half of employers (51%) feel confident that they will be in a position to offer pay rises in 2021. Only 28% of employees are optimistic about being offered an increased salary.
Insight: It will be important for companies to retain their talent in 2021 in order to have the capability to adapt to the current market and stay competitive. While employees may feel differently about the prospects of a pay rise, the stats show that there will be opportunity from the employers’ perspective.
2021 Remote Working Trends
The vast majority (89%) of businesses envisage remote working to continue to some extent into the second half of 2021. Professionals share this perception; 86% of employees also think working from home will remain largely prominent.
Insight: It looks like remote working is here to stay in 2021, and both employers and employees are aligned in their perspectives on this. The big question is whether companies will ever go back with an ‘office-space’ approach or is remote working here to stay permanently?
Who are we?
We are 800+ recruitment consultants across 8 different countries. We delve into our extensive local networks to connect talented professionals with industry leading organisations.
Our unique, forward-thinking approach makes the process as stress-free and efficient as possible for you. Finding the right talent or job opportunity can be a frustrating and time-consuming process, but the driven mindset of our team means that we go the extra mile so you don’t have to.