According to the Abrivia/TCD Salary Survey 2019, the single most important determining factor in attracting ICT candidates to Ireland are salary prospects (27%). This is closely followed by career advancement prospects (26%).
19% of ICT candidates moving to Ireland believe that the work-life balance is better in Ireland than the country they originated in.
13% cited friends and family as a reason for moving to Ireland whereas 8% cited sectoral growth prospects in Ireland as the main determining factor.
The above information is invaluable in regards writing IT job specifications in regards attracting candidates to Ireland. For example, equal weighting in the job advertisement should be placed on salary prospects and career advancement opportunities. Also, if you ignore work life balance and flexibility, you could be alienating a potential 19% of your candidate pool, so work-life balance initiatives should be included if you want to maximise the opportunity of attracting overseas ICT candidates to your organisation.