Why Top-Performing IT Pros Get Lured Away
With recruitment wars heating up, companies are happy to woo tech talent from their competitors—and even search outside of their industry to connect to candidates.
78% of survey respondents say their organization will increase the hiring of IT professionals this year, with 46% anticipating tech staffing growth of no less than 10%.
75% say it will be either “very” or “extremely” important to aggressively recruit for software app developers/architects in 2016, and 55% say the same about Web/IOS developers.
43% say that the finding and hiring of the right tech talent represents a top concern, and 18% indicate that they greatly struggle to retain IT employees.
27% say tech employees are leaving their companies because they aren’t getting paid enough.
21% say IT workers are leaving to pursue more exciting opportunities and/or the chance to work with new, “hot” technologies.
53% say they’ll try to retain a tech employee if they know the employee is being pursued by a competitor.
Better compensation offers from other companies: 39%, More promising career/professional development through other potential employers: 18%, Better benefits offered elsewhere: 10%
More than 35% of survey respondents say their company recruits talent from within its own industry, and 24% say it seeks to hire employees away from competitors. Nearly one-of-five say their organization recruits IT workers from outside of its own industry.
Less than 9% say their company recruits tech talent within the organization.
65% say their company’s need for tech consultants this year will either increase, or remain the same.
More than three-quarters say year-end bonuses for IT pros in 2015 were higher than the year before, with one-in-10 saying they were at least 11% higher.