IT Workers Are Confident About Career Prospects

By Dennis McCafferty
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    The IT Employee Confidence Index score is 60.4, the highest level since the survey launched in 2005.

Technology employees are more confident about their career prospects than they've been in nearly a decade, according to recent survey findings from Randstad, an HR services firm. They feel good about the overall economy, as well as placement opportunities with other potential companies. At the same time, they remain optimistic about their own job security and the future of their employers. In fact, the majority of the respondents plan to stay with their current organizations for the immediate future—even if they think they would do well in the open job market. "It's a good time to be in the tech sector," says Bob Dickey, group president over technology and engineering for Randstad. "Hiring needs have picked up, and clients are continuing to invest more in a contingent workforce, as well as in permanent staff. At the same time, we are also seeing companies face challenges in attracting and retaining talent. In fact, we are seeing a significant number of candidates who possess the right skill sets receive numerous job offers at a time." Nearly 200 IT professionals in the United States took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2013-12-10
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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