Tech Workers Are Fed Up and Want to Quit

As the economy begins to recover from the Covid doldrums, IT workers have started to take advantage of their shortage. While this is not exactly a cybersecurity issue, the lack of people on your security team IS a security issue.

A recent study by Gartner of 1,700 IT employees in 40 countries found that only 29% have a “high intent” to stay with their current employer. That means that 70% are open to looking.

Gartner says that IT workers are more inclined to find a new job than any other group of employees. In fact, their “intent to stay” as a group, is 10% lower than non-IT employees.

This represents yet another challenge for CIOs and IT managers.

Who are the most likely to leave? The best and the brightest. And the young. Only 19.9% of IT workers under 30 were highly likely to stay.

Gartner says that 76% of IT people who changed jobs last year had AT LEAST two other offers. For non-IT pros who left their jobs, that number was only 43%.

And, as I said, the younger IT pros are more likely than their older buddies to consider a job change.

IT managers are going to need to be more flexible. Four day work weeks, more flexibility in work from home. Dealing with employee burnout. Manage by outcomes and don’t micro-manage.

And yes, those organizations that were focused on listening and employee well-being – their employees were 1.7 times more likely to stay and 17% more productive.

Your choice.

Credit: ZDNet

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