Research reveals 75% of
people have never been offered a relocation package, yet 94% said
it would make moving for a job more appealing.
Latest research reveals the large appetite there
is amongst candidates for relocation packages in an industry where
the skills shortage needs people to relocate.
The findings have revealed that only 25%
of candidates have ever been offered a relocation package,
and if employers created relatively straightforward perks, they
could benefit from an increasingly transient workforce.
Relocation in the digital industry is an area
The Candidate has decided to undertake as a follow up to the
previous relocation research in
June 2014. Back then they found that 17% of
professionals had been offered a relocation package and this has
risen to 25% in 2016.
The Digital Marketing Recruitment Specialist's
commissioned research was carried out using 500 UK digital
professionals' responses and discovered that relocation packages
included temporary accommodation, transport, increased salaries and
However this was a contrast to what relocators
had actually been seeking. The highest percentage would relocate to
work in their favourite city, with Manchester topping the list.
Next was moving closer to family and friends.
Matthews, The Candidate's Managing Partner says "It's clear that
the picture is improving but only a small portion of employers are
listening to what candidates want.
North West there's a real skills shortage and it's across all
levels, recently we're seeing increased demand for senior
candidates. It's therefore important that employers understand the
needs of these candidates in order to attract the best
an array of relocation perks work to attract candidates to the
North West and with so much choice for candidates, employers need
to get this right." added Brian.