Why Keeping Top Employees Is So Hard

By Gina Roos

Keeping good employees is a challenge in the channel and throughout the IT world. In a new study, IT staffing and talent management firm TEKsystems finds that companies' difficulty at retaining employees may be self-inflicted. Although a large percentage of IT executives admit that employee retention is a problem, organizations are not taking any action to remedy the problems, TEKsystems' survey of 400 IT leaders and 1,500 IT professionals concludes. "Data indicates organizations are not making an effort to define expected time-in-job, nor putting infrastructure in place to extend or replace skill sets," the study said. There also is disparity between what IT leaders and IT professionals believe their organizations offer in terms of benefits, talent management and development programs. This could indicate a lack of communication, participation or both, but closing these gaps, such as in the awareness of benefits and talent management programs, could lead to improved retention, the study finds. Channel Insider looks at 10 key survey findings that indicate why organizations need to up their game in IT workforce planning.

This article was originally published on 2015-10-29