Salary discontent among Yorkshire’s workers

Over half of Yorkshire’s employees have seen their salary remain static or decrease in the past 12 months, according to recent research, which inevitably is triggering dissatisfaction and uncertainty among sections of the region’s workforce.

According to new industry research fifty-five per cent of staff members questioned from the region said they were dissatisfied with their current salary; with fifty-six per cent of staff members intending to leave their current position within the next 12 months.

However, the research also noted that nearly seventy-five per cent of those surveyed admitted to not having requested an improved salary from their employer.

Conversely, specific roles where staff shortages and skills shortages have been identified are in demand and include quantity surveyors, structural engineers, brand managers and - given the current world that we operate in - cyber security architects.

Whether your decision is fuelled by a desire for an increased salary or not, February is an ideal time to make a move. Below we walk through the best ways to get the process started.

Get your CV recruiter ready
Your CV is an employer’s first impression of you, so you need to ensure that it is concise, attention-grabbing and reflective of your personal brand.

Nothing shows how well-suited you are for the role in hand than tangible results, so be sure to highlight key achievements and include figures that support them.

Utilise social media
Throughout the past decade, social media has become a vital tool for personal branding. LinkedIn, in particular, has morphed from an online resume and networking site to a comprehensive personal branding resource. 

This powerful virtual professional network is privy to over 225 million members, and is therefore used by prospective employers as an authoritative ‘people searching’ tool. Indeed, LinkedIn gives you an opportunity to control what they discover about your strengths and, more importantly, about your ‘brand’. 

Equally, be mindful of what you post on other sites such as Facebook if your profiles are public. Always consider whether you are presenting a side of yourself you are happy to share in anything you publish.

Know your worth
If you have been in the same role for some time there’s always a risk that you have lost sight of just how much value you bring to the table, and so it’s worth doing a little research to establish how much people with your level of experience operating in your sector/specialism are earning.

We regularly release publications providing you with the market intelligence, the latest recruitment trends and a detailed look at salaries offered across our region so that you have all the facts to hand when it comes to making career move decisions. You can find more information here.

Get in touch with ERG today
Here at Elevation Recruitment Group our Recruitment Consultants have strong track records within the sectors they operate in, and pride themselves on their reliability ensuring they are well-equipped to conduct competency-based interviews and CV advice sessions.  

Our integrated group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists understand just how difficult it can be to make the move, yet by working side-by-side with you we can identify strengths and weaknesses to help prepare you for that all-important first meeting with a potential employer.

Whether you are actively looking to change roles and are unsure of how to make your first move, or if you are interested in learning more about what opportunities are available in your sector or area, feel free to give us a call.

We’re confident that we can help you to take your career to the next level.

Please contact us today on: 01709 723 248 (Rotherham).

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