We surveyed an invited audience of over 3000 procurement, supply chain & finance leaders and their teams.
Although the survey was covering the entire UK, the results in different regions were almost identical, as such the report delivers some interesting Insights learned to help shape future recruitment and workforce planning in 2021/22.
With lockdown restrictions changing monthly there are obvious lessons to be learned from the remote working practices developed over the last 18 months.
It’s clear that the recruitment landscape has changed, several companies who had trouble recruiting due to their location, sector, salary challenges, have identified this as an opportunity, offering greater flexibility to new staff and there are others who are suffering due to the historical-cultural inflexibility, where office 9 to 5 working practices have been difficult to transition into new ways of working.
Some of the survey results have been startling, especially when it comes to how people wish to work going forward post-pandemic and also where prospective candidates looking for their next career move.
From the data gathered, there has been a clear shift in the ways people want to work, with 87% seeking hybrid practices with a blend of office and remote working. Also, when asked the question “If a company recruiting did not offer flexible working, would that alter your decision to apply to them for a future career move?” Over 82% answered ‘Yes’.
2022 will soon be with us and with the end of furlough and current lockdown restrictions there will be winners and losers in the challenge to recruit the best talent.
“If a company recruiting did not offer flexible working, would that alter your decision to apply to them for a future career move?”