“The more things change, the more they remain the same.”
It’s a proverb credited to the French novelist Alphonse Karr (1808-90), but it’s also been used by George Bernard Shaw, Kurt Russell (as Snake Plissken in Escape from LA!), and Bon Jovi. It seems an apt quote to describe the state of employment in the IT industry.
What we mean by that is that not much has changed since Staffing 360 published The IT Employment Landscape last April. Below are 4 recent articles that caught our attention, and they all underscore the fact that it remains an industry with low unemployment in many job categories, and thus, it remains a challenge to find, and retain, top IT professionals, whether on a permanent or contract basis.
This state of affairs makes it more important than ever to ensure that you are doing everything you can to retain your IT workforce. So it seems like a good time to remind readers about our e-Guide, 6 Things You Can do to Dramatically Increase IT Contractor Retention, and previous column The Key to IT Contractor-Retention. Both provide valuable advice on steps that you can take to mitigate turnover in this critical area of your company. Don’t be caught unaware! Download some help today!
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