Technology sector more open to “working from anywhere” concept


Research reveals that remote working is still the preferred method for many employees.

With remote working becoming rooted in the corporate framework, some industries are choosing to take full advantage of the “work from anywhere” approach.

Research conducted by Michael Page has identified the technology sector as having the most responsiveness to this idea.

Employees and job seekers surveyed by the company said they seek to work for a company that is committed to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG). The majority of them also wanted to continue to work remotely for at least two days a week.

The respondents also indicated that they look for good communication skills in their managers, and 77 percent out of 442 surveyed said they browse online reviews of a company while reviewing a job advert.

According to the company, talent drives business growth and success. “Organisations can attract candidates with the right skills and retain top talent only if they have an effective talent management strategy in place. So, it’s important to understand how they feel about aspects related to their work-life and career.”

The company notes that 2022 has been a challenging year for businesses in South Africa. “A variety of factors have had a key impact on salaries over the last year – economic nuances, skills shortages in certain sectors, high unemployment, supply chain challenges and a global adoption of work from anywhere, to name a few,” says Paul Newman, operating director at Michael Page South Africa

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