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Friday, September 15, 2017

Unemployment numbers are hitting new lows after years of recovery from the 2008 recession, which means organizations must work harder to appear attractive to new and current talent. The Association for Talent Development's recent research report, How Does Your Pay Stack Up? 2017 Talent Development Compensation, Benefits, and Job Seeker Report, dove into the data to discover just how many talent development practitioners are currently looking for jobs and what they consider before accepting a new one.

Salary and Benefits

  • $80,000-$89,000: Median salary for talent development professionals
  • Fifty-three percent of those surveyed earn between $50,000 and $89,000.
  • The majority (84 percent) got a raise last year.
  • 62 percent say their employer offers telework options; 58 percent have flextime.

Job Search

  • About one in 10 talent development professionals (13 percent) say they are actively searching for a new job.
  • 79 percent say they would look at online job boards for opportunities; 85 percent network to advance their job search.
  • 76 percent research a potential employer's website before accepting a position; 66 percent review employee ratings of the company on sites such as Glassdoor.
  • While most talent development professionals are not actively looking for a job, 65 percent are interested in other opportunities.

Read more from CTDO magazine: Essential talent development content for C-suite leaders.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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