Retaining Employees as IT Hiring Landscape Shifts

By Gina Roos

A good salary is the main motivation for changing jobs, more so than work-life balance, according to the findings of a survey of 3,000 tech professionals from more than 30 countries. The study, conducted by recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider Harvey Nash, found that 27 percent of technologists polled expect their next role to be with their current employer, up from 21 percent last year. However, most respondents still believe the only way to further their careers is to change jobs. The competition among IT recruiters is fierce; almost one in four tech professionals received 10 or more inquiries from headhunters over the past year. "The technology career is changing rapidly: it's mobile, flexible and entrepreneurial," stated Bob Miano, Harvey Nash USAPAC president and CEO. "The companies that embrace these shifts will attract and retain the best talent and successfully ride this technological wave." Here are key takeaways from the study that show a change in recruiting strategy may be needed to retain top talent.

This article was originally published on 2015-11-17
Gina Roos is a business and technology writer who has contributed print and Web articles to leading electronic industry publications. She was Editor-in-Chief at Electronics Sourcing North America, and served as Site Editor for UBM's Green SupplyLine and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing Websites. She also authored the "In the Channel" column, covering the electronics distribution industry for EETimes ProductWeek. Gina was the founder and editor of Electronics Advocate, an online magazine covering design and supply chain issues in the electronics industry. The publication was sold to MMG Publishing UK in 2010. Gina has a degree in journalism.