The Impact of Globalisation of Talent

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 Impact of Globalisation of Talent

Globalisation has been a theme of data talent acquisition strategy for several years now. However, events such as Brexit, pronounced local talent shortages and the societal impact of the recent pandemic have accelerated many organisations towards more widely adopting work from home, work from anywhere and remote/hybrid work combinations.

On this episode we were joined by Stephen Garland, Chief Technology and Product Officer at Trustpilot to discuss the topic in more detail


     3 Main Takeaways:

1 ) For any globalised talent strategy to work, it must be built on trust

2 ) The globalised talent marketplace presents opportunities for data leaders to scale – but it also presents challenges as your own local talent can now be hired globally

3 ) A holistic approach involving processes, management structure, reward and purpose is required to take advantage of today’s globalized data talent


Guest Bio:

Stephen Garland

Stephen Garland, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Trustpilot

Stephen is part of the Executive leadership team at Trustpilot. He works alongside an amazing team of super talented individuals doing great things to bring people and companies together to create ever-improving experiences for everyone.

He is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of all things Product, Technology, Data, IT & Security helping Trustpilot evolve and scale to the current and future demands from consumers, businesses and partners.

In March 2021 he worked with the rest of the Executive team to take Trustpilot public with a successful IPO on the LSE for £1.1b

Are you a Data Leader with both expertise and passion in a particular area or theme? Do you want to share your knowledge with our community?

Complete this form if you are interested in being a guest on our Boss 'n' Data podcast.


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.