A notoriously fast-moving industry, technology and biotech companies often have their pick of some of the best and brightest talent around. But we’ve seen that engaging and retaining them often proves harder. Given the pace at which this sector moves, and the relentless focus on innovation, having in place the right people and people programmes is essential to delivering high performance. And that’s where we can help, just as we do for clients like Leidos, Gamesys and Fidessa.

Common industry challenges

  • High employee attrition – tendency for employees to move around more
  • Lack of diversity – heavily white male-dominated
  • Perceived long hours culture/poor work-life balance
  • High rates of discrimination/mental health issues reported.

How to tackle them

  • Major focus on diversity and inclusion
  • Work on employer brand/aim to attract employees from different backgrounds
  • Better equipping leaders to manage organisational change
  • Culture change, in particular promoting work-life balance.
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