• Top tech proves a priority for job seekers

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    Employees are now putting tech high on their wish lists when looking for a new job, new research has found.

    A survey of 2,001 workers carried out by Laptopsdirect.co.uk, found that more than half of Brits (53 per cent) say that the standard of technology is a key consideration for accepting a new job position.

    37 per cent stated that they would decline a job based on the type of hardware alone, while 74 per cent believe that tech makes them more productive at work.

    “It’s no surprise that the latest technology is important for many of us when considering a new role. It appears that some employers may be focusing too much on other perks such as office design or providing staff discounts and are missing the basics,” said Mark Kelly, marketing manager at LaptopsDirect.co.uk.

    “While these perks may still be important for attracting new talent, access to the latest technology enables employees to be more productive, and so has a better impact on the overall business. Also, everyone will have worked with slower, old technology at some point in their careers and experienced frustration.”

    Having the latest technology was valued more than other office perks, such as flexible working which ranked at 45 per cent, the working environment/decor at 39 per cent and staff discounts at 33 per cent.

    The study also revealed that workers in marketing valued technology the highest, with 84 per cent of the votes, followed by those in creative and photographic (81 per cent), information and communications (78 per cent), professional services (73 per cent) and education (71 per cent).

    Kelly added: “Therefore, finding a balance of office perks is key to recruiting the best candidates and can also ensure that employees feel valued and happy in their jobs.”

    Workers in marketing valued technology the highest, with 84 per cent of the votes, followed by those in creative and photographic (81 per cent), information and communications (78 per cent), professional services (73 per cent) and education (71 per cent).

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