Is voluntary relocation the new strategy for luring in tech talent?

The massive expansion in tech hubs is creating more locations for tech employees to work and more tech jobs for employers to fill. As a result, employers have more locations from which to source talent as well as more opportunities to settle workers where they would be happiest. Offering candidates an option like voluntary relocation could give employers somewhat of a competitive recruiting advantage.

In a recent Robert Half poll, 62% of respondents said they would relocate for a job opportunity. But a 2018 survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. found that fewer workers were willing to relocate for a new job, largely over uncertainty about the economy, and only 10% actually moved in 2017 and 2018. Interest in relocation may rely heavily on industry and projected income; tech jobs are traditionally highly paid and inherently more flexible.

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs