of respondents think it's more important that they keep their job than receive a pay rise, while just 16% disagree
STEM professionals say ‘Continuing to work flexibly’ is a factor that will affect their career
of STEM respondents state personal purpose at work as the main influence driving their careers
of STEM professionals are now more worried about their wellbeing compared to last year
‘Retiring workforce’ is voted by STEM professionals as one of the top 5 challenges likely to impact their careers
of STEM professionals are worried about losing their jobs to AI and automation
Dive into our research
In each section we dive deeply into the attitudes and experiences of STEM professionals, exploring the motivations behind their responses and what businesses can do to support them. With greater importance being placed on job security and personal purpose, married with concerns over wellbeing, an ageing population and the potential impact of AI and automation, creating a fulfilling and supportive work environment is more important than ever.
But while finding the right balance between harnessing the pace of change in technology, engaging and maintaining the trust of their workforces, is a difficult one to crack, it is critical to the success of any business.
STEM professionals value career security over a pay rise
In today’s economic climate, labour market shifts and megatrends are revolutionising the working world and influencing professionals' needs.
STEM professionals want more from their roles than employers are offering
Apart from attractive salary rates and benefits, candidates continue to want flexibility. But how that looks has changed.
Purpose is the key driver in STEM professionals’ careers
Purpose at work has become more important, and intrinsic personal purpose far outweighs organisational extrinsic purpose.
Over a third of STEM professionals are worried about losing their jobs to AI and automation
How can businesses help STEM professionals create a role-relevant partnership with AI, rather than be automated out of a job?
Concerns over wellbeing rising among STEM professionals
An increasing sense of pressure has caused a rise in specialists worrying about wellbeing in the past 12 months. What are the solutions?
Employers are focusing on the wrong demographic to get the most from the ageing workforce
A generational phenomenon, underpinned by increased life expectancy and decreasing birth rates, is sweeping across global markets.
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