re: 3 Warning Signs Your IT Team Is Job Hunting
Much of what will retain employees is a good work culture. Management that shows the employee he or she is valued. Until out of touch CEO's get the picture, that their company cannot run properly, or at all without good I.T. then things will not change. Information Technology staff are always the first to be outsourced or laid off. I have been with many employers, and some businesses I worked for have a reputation of recycling employees every two years no matter what, in order to keep I.T. costs down. They have a few experienced staff on hand to train up the newbieGÇÖs, and when they start getting good, and up for a second raise......boom! All of a sudden the model employee has all kinds of problems! Not, the employer does. My wife, who works for a health care business, has a supervisor that will send her an email if she clocks in 1 minute late, or out 1 minute late, telling her she cannot do that. She is in customer service on the Phones! Should she hang up when she is on the line, or stop taking calls 5 - 10 minutes before the end of the day? People there are leaving in droves, the business is not replacing them. The management culture in many businesses has employees that are robots, and disposable, not human beings with a life. Is it any wonder that since the workers have no stake holder position in companies, and are treated with no flexibility in life? Jobs, that have stupid 1 minute rules, why people no longer have loyalty? Management in most companies makes it seem like we are worthless, disposable Information Technology peons, so why not look for a company that is different? I have been in Information Technology for about 25 years, and on contract now for 4 years. The Contract agency does nothing, but the people I work for on site are the best. I love the culture, the managers, and am treated like family. I work hourly, so no sick time, no vacation, it is tough. I am sticking here until the economy turns around. I will be careful moving from here. I feel blessed for now.