According to IT recruitment firm Greythorn, jumping jobs and flitting from one role to next as demand escalates is now an increasing feature of the Australian IT market and it warns that employers looking to embark on digital projects over the next year should be alarmed at the trend.
Greythorn cautions employers that in this environment, staff retention and attraction will become paramount.
“The impending skills shortage within Digital, DevOps, Cloud Computing and Mobility Solutions means employers need to act quickly to better understand employee motivators,” says Greythorn consultant, Michael Boyd.
And, the survey also reveals that only 7% of digital and mobile professionals were actually attracted to a role due to a company’s reputation/brand name.
“In this market it pays to be strategic. Knowing what factors will influence a candidate’s decision to stay in a role or take on a new role will be invaluable, particularly in high demand skill sets such as digital, development and analytics, advises Boyd.
“It is clear that remuneration and benefits are far more important to candidates than employers realise.”