Three quarters of IT professionals considering new jobs
The majority of Britain's IT professionals are thinking about switching jobs, according to new research.
A survey by SWNS found that 75 per cent of IT professionals are considering changing jobs, with many so dissatisfied that many IT managers have signed themselves up to head-hunting and recruitment agencies (50 per cent), while most other IT professionals have an up-to-date CV should they need it (62 per cent).
In addition, 80 per cent of IT managers and 71 per cent of non-managerial IT employees regularly check recruitment websites for new opportunities, with some checking them more than just once a week.
IT workers are also feeling unappreciated by their line employers, with only 20 per cent saying that their employers recognise their potential.
Many survey respondents said that they had been deliberately unhelpful because they were so fed up, with 50 per cent of IT managers confessing to being obtrusive occasionally.
Mike Emmot, employee relations adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said: "People often don't feel appreciated by their managers. We have found that line managers don't do as well as they could in this area – but recognition is critical for employees."