The Changing Shape of Reward Packages

Welcome to the MBN Solutions UK Data Salary Survey 2022 Podcast Series

You can watch our podcast series below or listen here:


The MBN Solutions UK Data Salary Survey 2022 was produced to provide an analysis of the latest hiring trends in data as well as a breakdown of salaries by role and region across the UK.

The survey was augmented by research we conducted around 4 main topic areas that we, our clients, and our community regard as crucial to the attraction of niche talent such as data analysts, data scientists and data engineers, focusing on:

   -  Purpose in Work

   - The Globalisation of Talent

   - The Changing Shape of Reward Packages

   - Diversity & Inclusion

In each episode of this podcast series, we will take a deeper dive into one of these topics – with a special guest providing their input based on their background and experience in the data space. 

In this episode we discuss The Changing Shape of Reward

The data talent landscape has changed forever over the last few years with the impact of globalisation, remote working and increasing demand for scarce human resources. These factors, and others, have caused a seismic shift in the ways in which organisations must structure their reward packages to both attract, and retain, data professionals. Increasingly, elements beyond a competitive salary and flexible working pattern are required to secure access to the best data talent

In this episode, we were joined by Scott Leishman, Head of Global Talent at Vector.AI to discuss this topic in more detail.


     3 Main Takeaways:

1 ) Reward has to be so much more than a fiscal measure - hear Scott’s holistic approach to ensuring long-term employee engagement

2 ) Hear how smaller organisations can shape reward packages in order to compete with larger, corporate entities 

3 ) Listen to pragmatic, actionable advice on how start-ups and scale-ups should tailor their approach to reward


Guest Bio:

Scott Leishman

Scott Leishman, Head of Global Talent at Vector.AI 

Scott is a Senior Board Level People and Talent Acquisition Exec with a successful record of delivering fast cost effective growth to some of the largest global brands and successful startups. He is currently Head of Global Talent at Vector.AI, an organisation specialising in AP invoice, customs and pre-alert workflows.

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Meet the Host:

Robin Huggins

Robin Huggins, Director of Client Services, MBN Solutions

Rob is Client Services Director at MBN Solutions. It’s been over 12 years and he’s still the smiling face that our clients know and love. Whether it’s ensuring excellence in our engagement model or presenting at one of our events, Rob is often the first MBN face that people see. He’s pretty good, too. So good that he’s been recognised as one of the hundred most influential people in the UK Data Industry...twice.