Product Management Recruitment: Insights from employees in 2021

Nov 26, 2021 7:19:35 AM

With our product management recruitment offering growing, we thought it was a good time to share some insights! Having introduced Natalie to lead our product management specialism, we're excited to achieve great things in this space.

We believe in the importance of keeping up with the latest employee trends. This not only helps when it comes to hiring product management talent, but also gives professionals visibility on how others are feeling and how other companies are operating. 

Our annual eCommerce salary survey questionnaire allows professionals to share their sentiments. For this blog, we will be looking at the data from professionals working in product management and project management.

Work-life balance for product management employees

Working in eCommerce & digital recruitment, we know how fast-paced the industry can be. Could this have a direct impact on work-life balance for product management employees? The pandemic saw a huge boost in eCommerce sales too, so let's see what people had to say.

80% of product and project management respondents are happy with their work-life balance while 20% are not. It's good to see more respondents who are comfortable with striking the balance.

Further to this, only 20% of respondents believe management can do more to encourage work-life balance. So, it seems the majority of product management respondents are happy taking responsibility for their own work-life balance.

Product Managers: Happiness in current role

We asked our respondents to rate their current happiness in their role out of ten. Looking at the product management respondents, the average is 7.2/10. This is the highest across our specialisms, though it's still important to take into account how many changes have happened in the last 18 months. From working at home to the pandemic impacting employment, there are so many factors at play.

Overtime and product management

Does overtime play a big part when it comes to product management employee satisfaction? Looking at the work-life balance sentiments, it looks like there may be extra hours being done!

  • None: 14%
  • A few minutes here and there: 10%
  • Half an hour: 6%
  • An hour: 6%
  • Between 2-3 hours: 24%
  • Between 3-5 hours: 17%
  • More than 5 hours: 23%

As we can see, the majority of product management respondents do more than 2 hours overtime a week. Throughout the pandemic, with so many people working from home, it became a habit to spend the usual commute time to start work. While things returning to normal, it will be important to allow employees to realign themselves and manage their workloads.

Do you have product management recruitment plans?

We hope our insights have given you some tips when it comes to your product management recruitment strategy. Do you have any hires planned? If so, we can help - simply click below to get in touch with the team! You can also explore the latest product management jobs. We hope to hear from you soon!

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