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Insights for employers and hiring managers: Recruiting and keeping talent

Whatever the Microsoft Cloud role, use our guide to benchmark your salary or contact rate, or to uncover what you should be paying employees in your team.
With demand far outstripping supply, and competition for professionals with valuable cloud skills on the rise, talent acquisition and retention should be a top priority for any organization in the Microsoft ecosystem. Every organization should have an informed, data-driven strategy not only for attracting the best talent, but also for keeping cloud professionals happy and productive to reduce turnover.
In this section, we’ll dig into what motivates candidates, and uncover insights about what attracts them to roles in various types of organizations—including Microsoft end users and partners. Want to make sure you’re offering a competitive compensation package? Check out our salary tables to see what other organizations are offering permanent and contract Microsoft professionals.
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Go-to insights if you’re looking to hire

If you’re a Microsoft customer or partner, then skip to the following chapters to help you identify the best talent:

Insights for hiring managers

Delve into the main staffing challenges faced by organizations
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Insights for end users

Uncover candidates’ top priorities when job hunting and learn how to foster an environment that will keep your workforce happy, healthy, and productive
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Insights for Microsoft partners

Explore what attracts a professional to work for a partner
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Movement in the ecosystem: Motivations for changing employment contracts

Learn about professionals' motivations to shift from permanent employment to freelance or transitioning from a contracted to a permanent role
Read more

Relocation

Looking for global talent? Discover the relocation preferences of Microsoft pros
Read more

Go-to insights if you’re looking to hire

If you’re a Microsoft customer or partner, then skip to the following chapters to help you identify the best talent:

Insights for hiring managers

Delve into the main staffing challenges faced by organizations
Read more

Insights for end users

Uncover candidates’ top priorities when job hunting and learn how to foster an environment that will keep your workforce happy, healthy, and productive
Read more

Insights for Microsoft partners

Explore what attracts a professional to work for a partner
Read more

Movement in the ecosystem: Motivations for changing employment contracts

Learn about professionals' motivations to shift from permanent employment to freelance or transitioning from a contracted to a permanent role
Read more

Relocation

Looking for global talent? Discover the relocation preferences of Microsoft pros
Read more

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Want the highlights from this year's Careers and Hiring Guide at a glance? Our key findings report contains our top level insight and salary tables, so you can compare your own salary or benchmark your teams' across the Microsoft ecosystem.