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Tech Workers Are Preparing to Quit. Persuading Them to Stay Won't Be Easy


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An IT worker packing his things after quitting.

Less than a third of U.K. tech workers plan to stick with their current employer for the next 12 months, a new survey found.

Credit: TechRepublic

A survey of 1,000 technology workers and 500 IT decision makers by U.K. IT jobs board CWJobs found that only 29% of employees surveyed plan to remain at their current jobs for the next 12 months.

When asked about their plans, 14% of tech workers said they would seek a new role at a different company, 11% planned to start their own business, 11% planned to go part-time, 11% planned to change locations, 10% planned to become a contractor, and 8% are considering a departure from the tech industry.

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of tech workers surveyed said they desire flexible working arrangements, while another third (31%) said they would be seeking a pay raise in the coming year.

To address the impending skills shortage, Accenture's Adrian Love said, "Businesses must work together with their hiring teams, committing to a solid plan, leaning into the end-to-end process, and together thinking about how to attract, engage, assess, and onboard broader pools of potential talent than ever before."

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