How COVID-19 has affected tech-hiring trends in the UK
For companies based in the UK, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the related recession and a Brexit negotiation that is likely to end without a deal have made this a tough year for business.
And not surprisingly, all of those factors are affecting hiring and retaining workers, according to specialist recruiter Robert Half. The company’s research indicates that more than 86% of UK businesses fear losing top talent as a result of the pandemic, with a third of organisations worrying that necessary salary reductions will lead to an exodus of employees.
In fact, more than half of the CIOs surveyed indicated flat salaries for tech workers over the next year — and more companies are accounting for remote workers’ location when calculating salaries for new employees.