With employment rates for information technology professionals at 3 percent or lower, people in IT staffing struggle because just about any tech employee who wants a job has one—and they can easily find another if they desire.
Competition for IT employees requires you to proactively protect your talent from poaching, particularly by competitors.
Information technology professionals used to be spread across an organization. Now, they are consolidated in a department, which is indicative of their increased importance.
Technology used to support the business but now it is the business. With companies depending on technology to run the business day-to-day, technology professionals are involved in all key decisions. An appealing company culture is essential is retaining IT talent, given their work as a team as well as their exposure to other departments. Emphasize innovation, collaboration and recognition when creating a culture conducive for retaining top tech talent.