What Are IT Professionals' Biggest Frustrations?

By Dennis McCafferty
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    45% of technology workers surveyed are frustrated about a lack of opportunities for advancement.

So what really bothers you at work? If you're like many tech professionals, you're more likely to get frustrated over a lack of career growth and skills development than compensation, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. IT professionals are also on edge about heavy workloads, and they're upset about rigid hierarchies that leave them with little autonomy to make strategic decisions. If companies expect to retain valuable tech staffers, they need to proactively address these issues. "Standing still isn't an option in technology today," says John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "IT workers worry about remaining relevant and marketable, and they look to their employers to help them acquire new skills and advance their careers. Often, the ability to learn and grow can be as important as a competitive compensation package." Along with highlighting the following biggest frustrations of IT employees, we're presenting Robert Half's examples of what good organizations do to keep IT pros happy. More than 2,300 North American IT workers took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-11-19
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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