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Promotion Practices at Technology Companies in the United States

What percentage of your staff will you promote this year? Our research shows that, on average, 10% of technology company employees were promoted last year, with average base salary increases over 8%.

Published: January 2019
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Promotion Practices at Life Sciences Companies in the United States

What percentage of your staff will you promote this year? Our research shows that, on average, 11% of life sciences company employees were promoted last year, with average base salary increases over 9%.

Published: January 2019
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Q3 2018 Technology Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK. The data reveals a more optimistic hiring environment as the number of firms with hiring freezes dropped in many countries across the region. Overall, European technology is seeing a move toward steady growth moving into the end of the year.

Published: November 2018
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Q3 2018 Life Sciences Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK. On par with last quarter's data, Scandinavian companies aren’t pursuing aggressive hiring quarter over quarter. Ireland continues to stand out with high aggressive hiring as aggressive hiring in Poland and the UK make healthy upticks vs. last quarter.

Published: November 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at UK-Based Technology Companies as of Q3 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at UK-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Most software companies in the UK anticipate maintaining normal hiring plans, while at least one-third of companies in the other industries continue planning to hire only selectively.

Published: November 2018
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Q3 2018 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Last quarter’s data reveals a stable hiring market as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans is steady in most markets from Q2 2018 to Q3 2018.

Published: November 2018
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Q3 2018 Life Science Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The data reveal growing caution across key markets, as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans has dropped drastically in many countries across the region from Q2 to Q3.

Published: November 2018
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Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q3 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The data shows strong increases in aggressive hiring plans in most key markets, although China and Germany saw downturns.

Published: November 2018
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Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q3 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data is mixed, as aggressive hiring plans have dropped in several countries, including China and the UK, but remains unchanged in the US.

Published: November 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at US-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q3 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the pre-commercial and commercial stages of development. This quarter, pre-commercial firms are a bitmore cautious about hiring, while commercial firms are experiencing a boost in aggressive hiring plans approaching the end of the year.

Published: November 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at US-Based Technology Companies as of Q3 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Software and semiconductor companies reported lower overall turnover compared to last quarter, while medical device companies saw a 10% hike in the number of companies hiring aggressively.

Published: November 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at UK-Based Technology Companies as of Q2 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at UK-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Most software companies in the UK anticipate maintaining normal hiring plans, but one-third of companies in the other industries plan to hire only selectively.

Published: September 2018
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Q2 2018 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Last quarter’s data reveals an increasingly positive hiring market as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans is rising in most markets from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

Published: September 2018
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Q2 2018 Life Science Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The data reveals mixed results across key markets, with companies in several countries reporting plans to aggressively grow their headcount while others plan to scale back hiring.

Published: September 2018
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Q2 2018 Life Sciences Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK. The data shows that Scandinavian companies aren’t pursuing aggressive hiring quarter over quarter, instead hiring at their normal rates. Ireland, however, stands out with a dramatic increase in aggressive hiring as more of the industry’s players set down roots in the country and actively recruit talent.

Published: September 2018
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Q2 2018 Technology Workforce Trends in Europe

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across key European economies, including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK. The data reveals an optimistic hiring environment as the number of firms with hiring freezes dropped across the region.

Published: September 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at US-Based Technology Companies as of Q2 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Companies reported higher voluntary turnover across all industries compared to last quarter, but hiring plans remain mixed.

Published: August 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at US-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the pre-commercial and commercial stages of development. For pre-commercial firms hiring and turnover remain almost entirely unchanged from Q1. The story is similar for commercial firms as well, where hiring and turnover plans remain steady midway through 2018.

Published: August 2018
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Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q2 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data reflects a healthy boost of optimism as the prevalence of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans is up in nearly every country.

Published: August 2018
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Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The data shows strong increases in aggressive hiring plans in Brazil, Russia and India. The US still outpaces the rest of the globe in terms of headcount growth.

Published: August 2018
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Workforce Trends in Argentina’s Technology Sector

Argentina’s economy continues to face turbulent times, including stubbornly high inflation rates and the digestion of recent economic reforms. This turbulence is reflected in the nation’s workforce trends— median overall salary budgets are near 25% and voluntary employee turnover continues to drop. Yet, a majority of technology companies in Argentina report normal hiring plans for the year ahead and some even expect to grow headcount. It will be interesting to see how rewards strategies evolve to lure reluctant talent into new roles.

Published: July 2018
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Hot Skills and Pay Premiums at US and Chinese Technology Companies

In today’s super-charged talent market, technology companies around the globe are engaged in a fierce contest to attract and retain people who possess highly prized skills. In late 2017 and early 2018, we conducted surveys of technology companies in the US and China to assess the hot skills companies are most interested in acquiring, and in some cases, willing to pay hefty compensation premiums for.

Published: July 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at US-Based Technology Companies as of Q1 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Companies reported more cautious hiring outlooks last quarter, but the forecast for the technology sector is holding strong and steady with the second quarter of 2018 underway.

Published: May 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at US-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q1 2018

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the pre-commercial and commercial stages of development. For pre-commercial firms hiring and turnover remain as robust as ever. And for commercial firms, after a sluggish Q4 2017, the competition for talent is heating up again.

Published: May 2018
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Q1 2018 Global Workforce Trends for Life Sciences Companies

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The data shows some strong increases in aggressive hiring plans in China and the US, while life sciences firms in Russia, Germany and the UK are scaling back headcount growth.

Published: May 2018
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Q1 2018 Global Workforce Trends for Technology Companies

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data continues to show mixed signals as the prevalence of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans as well as voluntary turnover rates is both up and down across the globe.

Published: May 2018
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Q1 2018 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2018 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Last quarter’s data reveals a more positive hiring market, as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans is rising in most markets from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018. After scaling back on aggressive hiring in the region last quarter, the outlook for the global technology sector looks strong and steady with 2018 well underway.

Published: May 2018
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Q1 2018 Life Science Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q1 2018 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The data reveals positive results across key markets, with companies in almost all markets reporting significant increases in plans to aggressively grow their headcount. This shift from last quarter reveals a more positive outlook as the regional economy picks up steam in 2018.

Published: May 2018
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The US Technology and Life Sciences IPO Market: Looking Back at 2017 and Ahead to 2018

While the US IPO market bounced back in 2017, many of the high-value, big-name private companies stayed on the sidelines. We expect this trend to continue. Here’s a look back at the 2017 IPO market plus a prediction for what’s ahead, along with some highlights on Radford’s groundbreaking pre-IPO data and venture capital offerings.

Published: April 2018
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Q4 2017 Technology Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Last quarter’s data reveals a more cautious hiring market, as the prevalence of firms with aggressive hiring plans is down in almost every country from Q3 to Q4. However, despite scaling back on aggressive hiring in the region, the outlook for the global technology sector still remains strong as 2018 swings into gear.

Published: March 2018
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Q4 2017 Life Science Workforce Trends in Asia

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the major economies in Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The data reveals mixed results across these key markets, with companies in a few countries reporting no plans to aggressively grow their headcount. This shift to may be the result of life sciences companies around the globe pursuing year-end cost saving measures.

Published: March 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at US-Based Technology Companies as of Q4 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. Even though a growing share of companies reported more cautious hiring outlooks in Q4, the overall state of technology sector hiring remains strong moving into 2018.

Published: January 2018
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at US-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q4 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by pre-commercial and commercial stages. Hiring and turnover plans at pre-commercial companies reflect a stable and competitive talent environment, while their commercial counterparts are seeing slower growth and less movement of talent.

Published: January 2018
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Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q4 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The data shows some surprising declines in aggressive hiring plans in several key markets.

Published: January 2018
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Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q4 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q4 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data continues to show mixed signals as the prevalence of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans is up and down across the globe. However, despite scaling back on aggressive hiring, voluntary turnover is up in all countries relative to last quarter, and forecasts predict strong growth in 2018.

Published: January 2018
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Country-Level Compensation Data Isn’t Good Enough Anymore in the Technology Sector

In today’s dynamic global economy, country-level survey data doesn’t always cut it anymore. In larger countries with geographically dispersed technical talent, pay is just as likely to be influenced by local economic factors as it is in the US where geographic differences have long been viewed as important considerations. The bottom line: it’s imperative to consider the local view.

Published: December 2017
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Yes, it is Possible to Give Your Top Performers More with a 3% Merit Budget

Is it possible to give your top performers a big annual salary increase when you only have a 3% merit budget? Yes, but you have to be willing to make tradeoffs, including reducing the size of salary adjustments for your meets expectations employees and cutting overall participation in the annual merit pool.

Published: December 2017
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Silicon Alley vs. Silicon Valley: Compensation Practices at Public Technology Companies

As the competition for talent between Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley continues to heat up, we decided to compare and contrast pay practices at public technology companies in the two regions. At the CEO-level, Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley appear quite similar. However, once you dig a little deeper into equity vehicle mix, incentive plan metrics and VP-level pay mix, key differences begin to emerge.

Published: November 2017
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at US-Based Technology Companies as of Q3 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device industries. For the most part, the competition for talent remains steady from last quarter, with a slightly brighter outlook for medical device firms compared to Q2.

Published: November 2017
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at US-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q3 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by pre-commercial and commercial stages. Hiring and turnover plans at both pre-commercial and commercial companies reflect a competitive talent environment.

Published: November 2017
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Global Workforce Trends at Life Science Companies as of Q3 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The news is largely positive: aggressive hiring plans are moving up dramatically in most countries.

Published: November 2017
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Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q3 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q3 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. This quarter’s data generated mixed signals, as the prevalence of firms reporting aggressive hiring plans is up and down across the globe.

Published: November 2017
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Questions to Ask Yourself When Trying to Better Manage Your Equity Compensation Spend

An effective equity strategy balances external competitiveness, internal constraints and company culture—but not all of these things can be weighted equally. If you’re thinking about changing your equity strategy, here are some of the primary design levers your company can pull to make smart choices aligned with your organization’s needs.

Published: September 2017
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at US-Based Technology Companies as of Q2 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by the software, hardware, semiconductor and medical devices industries. For the most part, the competition for talent remains as robust as ever; however, medical devices firms may be heading into a bit of a swoon.

Published: July 2017
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Turnover & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at US-Based Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team took a deep dive into hiring plans and turnover rates at US-based firms, segmenting the data by pre-commercial and commercial stages. The results are mixed: hiring and turnover at pre-commercial companies show signs of cooling, while the competition for talent at commercial companies is heating up.

Published: July 2017
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Global Workforce Trends at Technology Companies as of Q2 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2017 Workforce Trends Report for technology companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The news is largely positive: turnover rates are steady even as companies announce more aggressive hiring plans.

Published: July 2017
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Global Workforce Trends at Life Sciences Companies as of Q2 2017

Following the publication of Radford’s Q2 2017 Workforce Trends Report for life sciences companies, our team examined hiring plans and turnover rates across the world’s major economies, including Brazil, China, India, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US. The news is largely positive: turnover rates are steady even as companies announce more aggressive hiring plans.

Published: July 2017
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Q1 2017 Turnover Rates & Hiring Sentiment by Industry at US Technology Companies

In aggregate, the competition for talent at technology sector companies remains very strong. However, some industries face much tougher hiring and employee retention conditions than others. Our new infographic explores workforce trends across software, hardware, semiconductor and medical device companies.
 

Published: May 2017
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Q1 2017 Turnover Rates & Hiring Sentiment by Commercial Stage at US Life Sciences Companies

The competition for talent at US life sciences companies remains energetic. Nearly half of pre-commercial firms currently report plans to hire aggressively to continue ramping up R&D. Things are slightly more subdued at commercial companies, but voluntary turnover remains high, suggesting ample job opportunities.
 

Published: May 2017
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Global Workforce Trends for Technology Companies as of Q1 2017

The global economy is expected to accelerate growth in 2017, and strong economic conditions may boost more technology companies into healthy states of hiring. Currently, 42% of technology companies worldwide are planning to grow their headcount by at least 10% and voluntary turnover in key markets is high, indicating the tech sector outlook is still on the up-and-up.

Published: May 2017
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Global Workforce Trends for Life Sciences Companies as of Q1 2017

The outlook for the global economy and the life sciences market, in particular, is expected to pick up the pace in 2017. Although life sciences companies in many key markets have scaled back on headcount growth, the markets in India, China and the United States look strong.

Published: May 2017
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