Nigel Wright Recruitment’s 2020 Salaries, Skills and Benefits Report for the North East of England is specifically designed to provide insight into the average salaries commanded by professionals in the North East.
Todays’ workforce in the North East is increasingly fluid, with 57% planning to change jobs within 2 years. 75% of them are changing employers to feel valued, have influence and make an impact. Nigel Wright Recruitment’s North East employment trends survey sheds new light on the differences between how employers are attracting and retaining their workforce and which benefits are valued the most by employees.
Amidst a background of slow salary growth, North East employees increasingly want to make a difference at work, and are attracted by a company's values and culture, as well as opportunities to work flexibly, according to Nigel Wright Group’s latest report.
The leading recruitment consultancy surveyed over 1,000 North East professionals working across different disciplines and levels, in a cross-section of sectors. The report was also informed by extensive research amongst Human Resource leaders in the North East, including a series of in-depth face to face interviews.
Data revealed that the main reason respondents change jobs is that they want to work in an environment where they can feel like they’re making a difference. Flexible working practices are becoming the norm in many areas and industries too, with demands for flexible working out-pacing what is provided.Nigel Wright also gathered information on average salaries across all disciplines and benefits people receive, as well as data on company hiring intentions. The findings were formally revealed at launch events in Wynyard and Newcastle upon Tyne in January.
Mark Simpson, Group Executive Director at Nigel Wright Recruitment, commented on the findings:
“There is great talent within the North East and surrounding counties but employers are finding that it isn’t getting any easier to attract the right people for each organisation’s specific role, culture and stakeholders.
“It’s clear from our report that making your employees feel valued and involved will help companies attract and retain the best people. And it’s encouraging to hear that HR leaders are addressing ways to increase employee engagement ahead of all other priorities.
“The demand for flexible working is increasing and those companies that don’t find mutually beneficial solutions risk putting themselves at a competitive disadvantage to more progressive competitors.
“A happy and healthy talent pool along with heightened competition for the best skills should raise standards overall which is better for all companies, big or small.”
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This report provides insight into the salaries, skills and benefits received by professionals in the North East this year.
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