Ecommerce salary survey 2019: How does it help you hire ecommerce talent?

Jan 18, 2019 5:11:36 PM

Our 2019 ecommerce salary survey questionnaire is live! We know how it is in January; back to work after a nice break, plenty of planning meetings and generally just getting back into the swing of things. So perhaps a questionnaire will be the last thing on your mind.

However, we do this questionnaire so that people in the industry can have a wider view of what’s happened and what’s to come. Our ecommerce salary survey, or #PandaPounds, is designed to help you.

How you ask? Let us tell you…

Are you hiring ecommerce professionals?

When hiring ecommerce professionals (or any hire for that matter) it’s sometimes easy to forget the important questions in your rush to secure that new team member! Our salary survey questionnaire asks those questions!  

Ecommerce hiring expectations

We ask respondents how long they expect the ecommerce recruitment process to take – that’s from job application/CV submission to being offered the role. Could you be missing out on the top candidates because the hiring process isn’t streamlined enough to match the fast pace of the industry?

We also ask professionals what they would do if the process did take longer than expected, and trust us when we say that not everyone will wait around to hear from you!

Check out the 2018 statistics and see how you compare to expectations: Ecommerce candidate expectations of the recruitment process… will this change in 2019?

What do ecommerce professionals want in a role?

Are you promoting your company culture and employee benefits enough? Do you put emphasis on employee values, or do you hope the job spec will do all the hard work in candidate attraction?

We ask respondents what is essential to them in a role, which can help you change the way you advertise your role in a way that really speaks to candidates as people…and not just another CV. We also share why ecommerce professionals move on from their roles in the hopes that you can provide a culture that keeps your team happy and engaged!

Want to know more? Read our 2018 post ‘Ecommerce staff retention: keeping your team happy’. We look forward to seeing what the 2019 responses will tell us!

Ecommerce salaries – paying people what they’re worth

Perhaps one of the most intriguing sections of our ecommerce salary survey report is the salary benchmarks! We survey professionals across multiple ecommerce specialisms in order to paint a picture of what people are earning. It certainly helps candidates position themselves, but it can help you too!

If you aren’t offering a reasonable salary for the role, in terms of job title and responsibilities, have you considered why? We understand every business has budgets, but your competitors could be getting ahead of the curve when it comes to salary. While being valued and respected in a role is great, salary will always be a big factor for job hunters.

Here are a few insights from the 2018 survey, which we are sure will change in 2019!

What can you do?

Whether you’re hiring right now or not, taking part in the questionnaire will allow us to create the biggest report yet. Don’t forget to share it with fellow ecommerce professionals…when it does come to hiring, this report can make a huge difference in how you position the vacancy.

If you are hiring now, we would love to talk about how we can help you hire ecommerce talent (and share some more salary survey exclusives of course!)

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