The steep escalation of demand for STEM expertise means that traditional methods of skills acquisition must be rethought. They don’t deliver results when there are evidently too few candidates with the exact qualifications and experience. As a result, across all of STEM’s sectors and sub-sectors, employers have now realised that they need to re-focus their approach to finding talent if they are to successfully recruit into key jobs.
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How the STEM world works
How the STEM World Works
The How the STEM World Works research provides insight into the career journeys and big picture dynamics that shape STEM recruitment.
Career aspirations of STEM professionals are changing
STEM professionals' career aspirations are changing. We unearth these changing expectations and motivations in our research.
Salary and benefits are still the top priority for STEM candidates
Companies who delay in recognising market value of sought-after specialists risk losing them to a better considered offer.
Flexible working options are no longer regarded as an added benefit
Flexible working options are no longer being regarded as an added benefit – they are now expected to be a standard given of employment.
Women are a powerful source of new talent
Women are a powerful source of new talent to help address the STEM gender gap and shortages of STEM skills. But there is still work to do.
Employers need to recognise the value of career development
Employers need to recognise the value of having clear career pathways to attract and retain sought-after specialists.
Extending the recruitment search creates new opportunities
By extending their recruitment search to other sectors, STEM organisations can increase their chances of finding the most-suitable candid...
Contract workers are in greater demand
Contract workers are in greater demand causing agile, change-aware STEM organisations to rethink the ways they access talent and capability.
Making a difference is becoming an important factor when searching for a new job
STEM employers can enhance their attractiveness to top candidates by ensuring that they have a positive impact on society and the environ...