Room for Improvement
Many companies fail to use the 10 most effective techniques for retaining IT talent. For example, giving IT workers additional vacation days, the sixth most effective technique, ranks 25th in prevalence in a study of 33 different retention techniques.
|1||Challenging Work Assignments||1|
|4||Support for Career and Family Values||7|
|5||Favorable Work Environment||3|
|6||Additional Vacation Days/Time Off||25|
|7||Premium for Defined Set of Hot Skills||23|
|8||Project Completion Bonuses||19|
|10||Project Milestone Bonuses||27|
Source: William M. Mercer 2000 Attracting and Retaining High-Technology Talent Report, based on a nation-wide survey of 935 organizations from all industries.