Are Your IT Employees Thinking of Leaving?

The bane of most IT managers is attrition.  Losing IT professionals hits a company hard, especially because the information technology industry in the US has far too few IT contractors and far too many IT jobs.  How can managers make sure they don’t lose valuable employees?  Pay attention to these important signs of unhappy IT contractors who may be circulating their resumes.

Firstly, an unhappy employee starts to take more time out of work without much, or with vague, explanations.  This time is usually for meeting with recruiters and doing interviews with other IT companies.  However, taking time off from work frequently isn’t enough of a sign on its own. There could be a health issue, etc.

A second sign is an employee taking a lot of personal calls at work and seeking a private area to speak.   Some personal calls are not abnormal, but a lot of personal calls might be a sign of recruiters or hiring managers reaching out.

Lastly, it’s worth noting when an employee becomes less enthusiastic, both socially and in regards to their work.  If they no longer leap for new assignments or join their colleagues for lunch, it’s a sign they’re probably checking out mentally.



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AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.