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Professionals in demand as economy continues to surge

The hunt for top talent in the workplace is gathering pace as the UK recovery continues.

With the economy bouncing back from Covid, top professionals are now in great demand with some software professionals having been approached as many as 20 times in the past 12 months by employment headhunters.

The latest surveys are showing a big growth in business optimism, while unemployment is down and job vacancies and wages are rising.

Recent data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed that from May to June this year, the number of job vacancies increased to over one million.

Overall, the survey found that Government staff and software professionals are in the greatest demand with nearly 40 per cent having been approached more than five times for a new job in the past year.

The poll found that potential employers are keen to attract the right talent, which is predicted to contribute to a salary growth in the months ahead for many professions.

It revealed majority of Government professionals, (71 per cent), said they had not been approached at all, while the figure for software roles stood at 45 per cent.

When asked what they were looking for in the workplace, a large proportion of respondents, 38 per cent, said progression was what was most valued, while a third cited company culture.

A pleasant office environment at 16 per cent was a much lower priority for those surveyed.

The Talent Works research is based on a poll of 500 people in the UK who work in Government or software sectors.

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