State of the Industry: In the midst of offshoring and automation, it is easy to assume that Information Technology (IT) employees are just happy just to have a job. However, that is not the case anymore. Recent research shows the majority of IT workers believe it is unlikely they will lose their current jobs. Why? Those IT employees who remain have very specialized skills sets with little backup so they are even more critical to business processes. Companies whose IT departments are overworked and undervalued are at risk for higher turnover. IT employees again realize their value in today’s market, especially those with the best certifications. If your company paid for those certifications, your investment can just walk out the door. An inability to retain employees in a technology department or firm will certainly cost money. It can also result in losing other important employees and clients because of employee frustration and stress when customers’ work is unable to be completed. IT employers’ challenge lies is providing the training to improve their employees’ work, while keeping them engaged and wanting to continue to use that training within the company.
How Can Retensa Help? Retensa can find out what’s important to your IT staff. Why did they join your firm? Why do they stay – and why would they leave? Through exit interviews and employee surveys, we uncover the areas your company can improve on to increase IT retention. What is the work/life balance for IT people at your firm? Our Retention Skills Training for Managers educates supervisors on motivation techniques to prevent the burnout that frequently occurs with technology employees. Retensa tailors its strategies for the specific concerns of your business and provides detailed recommendations to increase employee retention, motivation, and morale.
Retensa can help you retain your best employees today. To talk to a retention expert, call us at (212) 545-1280 or email us here.