56.3 is the overall confidence index among tech workers, down nearly 2 points from the end of 2010.
Recovery from the Great Recession has hit a soft patch and worker confidence has taken a hit, according to a survey from Technisource. Optimism about the economy has waned of late, and more people now think their jobs are in danger. On the positive side, tech workers say jobs available have increased during recent months. Whether we’re seeing a bump in the road or a sign of real trouble, managers need to consider improving retention efforts now. "Employers really need to evaluate how committed their top talent is to their organization, and if they are equipping them with some of the things they value to keep them around,” says Michael Winwood, president of Technisource. “Talent will be a key differentiator as the economy recovers, as companies continue with plans for new technology implementations, software migrations and other long-overdue projects throughout the year." The report also sheds light on differing attitudes among generations and genders. To review the entire survey, click here
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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