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Technology and the future of work post-pandemic

Emma Callaghan Director 5 April 2022

Venquis in partnership with Savanta

The last two years have led to a fundamental rethinking for how to recruit and retain talent for technology decision-makers.

Within organisations the IT department has taken centre stage, with increasingly complex operating models evolving from a new hybrid way of working. The IT department is having to fundamentally re-think how it manages recruitment and retention of employees.

Teams now have access to a larger pool of candidates through hybrid and remote working, enabling them to attract higher quality talent.

Venquis in partnership with Savanta launched their brand-new report this week – ‘Technology and the future of work post-pandemic’, surveying technology leaders in the UK and across Europe to identify new long-term trends that are emerging in the workplace.

How has the dust settled, and will it stay that way?

From an HR perspective, IT and technology departments have faced the challenges of remote working and changes to recruitment processes, all exacerbated by the Great Resignation.

Staff retention has been a key focus. Engaging staff and achieving their buy-in hasn’t been easy, with demands for more flexible working and higher salaries. Maintaining an engaged environment helps drives business success, and as such senior management have faced the challenge of creating a culture of development and progression for employees in a hybrid setting.

For IT departments there has been an emphasis on innovation, ensuring both existing and new technologies have been successfully integrated and embraced within teams to cater for new remote and hybrid working models.

The new world of remote working has transformed business models, particularly in terms of recruitment. Teams now have access to a larger pool of candidates through hybrid and remote working, enabling them to attract higher quality talent, which also helps retain and motivate existing staff, resulting in greater productivity.

And so the world’s changed as we know it…

Download Venquis’s free eBook which takes a closer look at the workplace trends that are here to stay:

  • Reliance on technology has raised the role of the IT department
  • However, this has increased the pressure and stress on employees
  • Balancing skillsets to achieve recruitment and retention goals
  • Pandemic and Great Resignation have exacerbated recruitment and retention challenges
  • Move to remote working means businesses now have access to a greater pool of talent
  • Recruitment benefits and challenges are likely to stay in a hybrid environment

Methodology

Savanta surveyed 51 senior business technology leaders about the effects of the pandemic via an online survey – 76% working in IT and within senior leadership roles, among a wide range of businesses by size and turnover. All were interviewed within the European market, with the largest share from the UK (62%). Fieldwork was conducted between November and December 2021

About Venquis

Venquis is a global change and transformation staffing solutions company. We provide the talent that businesses need to transform faster than ever. From Client Solution hubs and Talent Delivery centres in London, Leicester, Munich, Nuremberg, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, our proven talent delivery process cuts the inefficiencies of recruitment, so businesses can confidently staff digital transformation projects. An entire expert Venquis team is behind every staffing project, ensuring the best fit, fast.