The growing IT skills gap has been a popular topic in hiring circles. With how quickly the IT channel is evolving and being adopted by companies in all sectors, it is increasingly difficult for traditional avenues to turn out enough quality professions to meet the demand.
However, according to a recent article from Channelnomics, this skill issue is being compounded by the fact that many companies are having trouble when it comes to retention of current impactful technology employees. The article makes the case that employees are "freaking out a little" because of long hours, little pay, management clashing and increased pressure to deliver.
This comes from the third annual IT Admin Stress Survey released by GFI Max. The numbers show that 79 percent of IT employees are considering changing jobs because of job-related stress. The biggest factors causing stress include work-life balance and suffering physical health.
A suggestion from the survey about how to fix this involves the benefit packages that are offered to employees, not only medical but also when it comes to extra perks.
"The goal is to strip away everything that gets in our employees' way," Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the news source. "We provide a standard package of fringe benefits, but on top of that are first-class dining facilities, gyms, laundry rooms, massage rooms, haircuts, car washes, dry cleaning, commuting buses — just about anything a hardworking employee might want."
Keeping tech employees happy is key for any organization. This goes for all companies from tiny startups to large technology solution providers. VAR Staffing helps MSPs and VARs identity and recruit impactful talent, but your company needs to do its part to keep them engaged.