Workplace Slideshow: IT Workers: Employee Confidence is Returning

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-07-2011
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58.2 is the overall IT Employee Confidence Index in 4Q 2010, up 7.6 points from the previous quarter.

IT workers are gaining confidence about career prospects, the economy and their own company's future prospects, according to a survey released by Technisource. Conducted by Harris Interactive in 4Q 2010 and released Jan. 17, 2011, the survey results reveal that a significant percentage of tech professionals are feeling better than they were in 3Q 2010 on a number of key confidence points, including job security, the availability of positions and their ability to land those jobs. These results are supported by the day-to-day experiences of executives at Technisource, an IT staffing and services provider. "We're hearing from many companies anticipating a ramp-up in hiring as a direct result of increased corporate confidence and consumer demand," says Michael Winwood, president of Technisource. However, there is one dynamic in the survey's numbers that sends a cautionary message: Male IT workers are considerably more encouraged on most of these key points than female IT employees. More than 250 IT workers took part in the survey. Here are selected highlights:

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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