Digital Design Recruitment: Employee sentiments in 2022

Jul 15, 2022 9:06:33 AM

Digital Design recruitment continues to be one of the leading specialisms here at Cranberry Panda. Ambitious design, coupled with a seamless user experience, is more important than ever.

Does this pressure take its toll on digital design employees? Our 2022 eCommerce Salary Survey & Insights report reveals all! For this employee review, we will be taking questionnaire data from our digital design respondents only. 

These insights are a fantastic tool to help you hire digital design talent within eCommerce.

Work-life balance for digital design employees

Do digital designers find it hard to strike that work-life balance? Overall, across all of our eCommerce specialisms, 69% of respondents are happy with their work-life balance.

When looking at digital design and creative professionals, 57% are happy with their balance between work and home. This is a significant decrease from the overall statistic. Furthermore, 70% of digital design respondents believe management can do more to encourage work-life balance.   

Digital Design professionals - happiness in current role

Respondents were asked to rate their happiness in their current role out of ten. Looking at our design & creative respondents, the average is 6/10. This has decreased slightly from 6.4/10 in 2021. Our recent blog about workplace happiness in eCommerce has more insights that could offer some ideas about improving workplace sentiments.

Overtime for digital design and creative professionals

We can see there is some dissatisfaction so far - not as many designers are happy with their work-life balance as we would expect. Is overtime playing a role in this?

  • None: 18% (20% in 2021)
  • A few minutes here and there: 5% (5% in 2021)
  • Half an hour: 5% (8% in 2021)
  • An hour: 4% (17% in 2021)
  • Between 2-3 hours: 29% (17% in 2021)
  • Between 3-5 hours: 18% (17% in 2021)
  • More than 5 hours: 21% (16% in 2021)

As we can see, there has been an increase in digital designers doing more overtime...this definitely explains the preceding statistics.

Did you know that we have recently reviewed the latest salary benchmarks for design and creative job titles? Make sure you check them out!

Do you have digital design recruitment plans?

We hope our insights have given you valuable insights when it comes to digital design professionals! You can download a full copy of our 2022 report below!

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