The factors which motivate staff to leave are well documented and factors such as salary, lack of career progression and commuting distance are obvious reasons but the impact of online job boards is also a large contributor to staff turnover suggests Iveson, “The job boards give candidates ready access to information on IT salaries and demand for staff, which enables them to assess their worth within the IT market.”
“It is clear that we have a more reactive workforce in the UK which is not prepared to remain in roles where they are not valued.” added Iveson.
“Management need to offer their IT staff a personal development plan and regular appraisals to ensure that staff retention within the IT department does not suffer.”
“In the current candidate dry marketplace it’s a tough challenge for management and one which shows no sign of abating.” concluded Iveson.
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