What Do Tech Pros Want From Their Employer?
If employers want to retain valuable IT employees, they'll need to provide more than lip service when addressing work-life balance issues, according to a recent survey from Dice. The accompanying report, "The Keys to Understanding Today's Tech Pros," reveals that a great many IT workers consider work-life balance a myth in the tech field. The majority are more than willing to relocate for better opportunities, working conditions and a higher salary. They also wouldn't mind an easier commute. "Much has been said in recent months about tech professionals and their level of dissatisfaction with their current work environment," according to the report. "It has brought to the forefront issues like cultural fit, work-life balance and professional recognition. Today's businesses know that dissatisfied employees often lead to increased turnover, which is a costly problem for companies with tech departments in particular, and preventing that turnover remains a priority for companies across the country." Not all the findings are negative, however, as most tech employees are very pleased with where they live, and find that the local cost of living falls within an affordable range. More than 1,600 IT pros took part in the research.