Now that there’s lots of stimulus money going to beef up technology infrastructure, job prospects for your IT folks have improved. Good news for them, maybe not so good for your organization.
Recent studies show that IT pros have more faith in the economy than in recent years. While that might boost morale and reduce stress, your ability to hang on to your best employees could take a hit.
More than half (54%) of IT staffers believe they can find a new job now, according to a recent Harris Interactive poll — a big jump from the 41% who said the same thing in the first quarter of this year.
And 37% plan to look for a new job within the next 12 months. That’s up from 32% in the first quarter.
To avoid a wave of staffers headed for the exits, company leaders should be taking a close look at IT salaries. A close examination of what you offer and tweaks to the IT budget can head off retention problems you don’t need.
Also, with hiring on the rise, you way want to get your HR and recruiting staff to beef up efforts to snag top talent before your competitors do.