Some very interesting ICT employee trends were spotlighted in the 2017 Abrivia Salary Survey and Economic Commentary.
Among the main findings were:
- 80% are expecting a salary increase in 2017.
- 41% plan to change job in 2017.
- 48% of all ICT employees surveyed said they would only accept a salary decrease of between 1-3% to move outside Dublin.
- However, almost half of the ICT employees based outside the capital said they would need a salary increase in excess of 20% to move to Dublin for work.
- 10% of ICT employees said they wouldn’t consider moving outside Dublin for work at all.
- Like their employers, ICT staff are not overly concerned at this stage about the impact of Brexit on mobility prospects between Ireland, the UK and Europe.
- 84% seek out reviews of a prospective employer beforehand and 81% agreed that a negative review would affect their decision to attend an interview or accept a role in the company.
- 68% go to Glassdoor to seek out company reviews followed by Irishjobs, Indeed and Twitter.
- Almost a quarter of those living in rented accommodation reported increases in excess of 10% in 2016 but most (66%) of those said their salary could accommodate the increase.
- Of those looking to buy a home in 2017, the majority had no problem with changing location or job to secure an affordable home/mortgage.
- In terms of work motivation, job security was less important than job satisfaction, team dynamics, income and benefits and positive impact of their work on others.
- However, over one fifth of them are either unhappy or very unhappy at how their current employer has fulfilled promises made upon hiring.
- ICT workers were the most likely to see gender imbalance as the biggest diversity challenge in their workplace.
- 78% were in favour of trialing the six-hour work day recently introduced in Sweden with the overwhelming majority of those stating that productivity would increase as a result.
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