Relocation packages are a pull for job seekers, our latest
research has found, yet many employers don't offer them to
We surveyed over 1,000 jobseekers to discover the reasons for
the digital skills shortage. Our research found that nearly all (92
per cent) of those surveyed would consider moving for a job if they
were offered a relocation package.
However, employers don't tend to recognise the influence that
relocation packages have on candidates. In fact, the majority (83
per cent) of jobseekers that took part in the research have never
been offered a relocation package as part of a job offer.
The shortage of digital skills throughout the UK has been well
documented. When recruiting for staff within any digital
departments, it's not always a given that suitable candidates will
be located within commutable distance.
The elements of a relocation package can differ from one
employer to another. Occasionally packages are dependent on how
significant the hire is, or if the employment location is more than
50 miles from the candidate's home.
Things that are often included are removal and travelling
expenses, legal fees and paid leave whilst relocating. Employers
also frequently consider paying hotel or temporary accommodation
fees whilst new employees seek more permanent accommodation.
The survey demonstrates that it is becoming a necessity for
employers to offer relocation packages in order to recruit the best
candidates. Now more than ever, it is important for employers to
consider different options to recruit talent into their business,
and to help close the digital skills gap once and for all.
Read the full report here