73% of tech employees would consider joining a start-up in the next year, according to poll

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11th March 2021 13:23 - Engineering

73% of tech employees would consider joining a start-up in the next year: A survey by Talent Works has uncovered that 73% of tech employees would consider joining a start-up in the next year, with male respondents more likely to want to join a new business venture than females (63% versus 49%).

The survey polled people working in a variety of tech roles and also revealed how participants will look for their next opportunity, with 36% saying they would use a recruiter and one in four (25%) stating their own network as a viable option. Furthermore, 23% said they would use a job board and 16% expressed they would use social media to find employment.

When asked why they would consider working for a start-up, many participants expressed a view that they wanted the opportunity for growth and development, whereas others stated they wanted to be able to work on the latest tech developments, or wanted to have more involvement within the company.

The research also uncovered a disparity between genders. More females stated they would contemplate a start-up company where diversity and inclusion are a priority (51%); whereas more men expressed the opinion that they wanted the opportunity for progression within their career (49%). Female respondents were also more likely to use a recruiter, according to the poll, and more men stated they would rely on their own network and job boards.

When analysing the data, Talent Works found that under 35-year-olds are more than twice as likely to use social media to find a new tech role. They also expressed that a remote and flexible work pattern was desirable, as opposed to over 35s who stated career progression was their main focus when contemplating a new position.

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