IT Worker Confidence Hits Historic High
The Randstad Technologies Employee Confidence Index has reached its highest level in the index's nine-year history, according to the company. The optimism is driven by a generally high level of confidence in the economy, employment security and the job market. Given positive sentiments about the latter in particular, a growing number of technology professionals plan to look for a new job within the next 12 months. "It is encouraging to see confidence levels among all IT workers reaching unprecedented heights," says Bob Dickey, group president of technology and engineering at Randstad. "Employers must keep in mind that with more confidence in the job market comes more likelihood of job mobility—a challenge when many organizations are already struggling with finding the right IT talent to drive business goals and innovation." Nearly 190 IT workers took part in the research, which was conducted by Harris Poll. The following are highlights from the index/survey, with additional findings provided by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.