Most IT professionals looking to jump ship in 2011


Most IT professionals looking to jump ship in 2011

Kathleen Hall

Most IT professionals are looking to jump ship next year, according to a survey from The IT Jobs Board.

Some 80% plan to look for a new job in 2011, while 59% said they were not loyal to their work, said the poll.

Of the 100 workers surveyed, 58% said their loyalty would improve if there was better corporate communication.

Alex Farrell, managing director of The IT Job Board, said employers ought to be alarmed by these findings.

"Clearly the survey highlights that companies need to improve their communication with staff and make them feel more valued. The UK IT skills shortage means the best talent will be snapped up, and potential new employers need to stand out and show the benefits of working for them."

Of the 41% who said they were loyal to their work, nearly half said it was because they were working on exciting projects, with the rest attributing their commitment to getting on well with their teams.

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