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11th July 2007 – Technology professionals get a three year ITch!

Permanent IT professionals are on average lasting only three years before seeking a new role reports IT Recruitment Consultancy, CV Screen.

CV Screen’s analysis of over 500 candidates looked at the length of time that IT professionals remain in their current position before applying for new roles. It will come as no surprise to HR and IT Managers that IT employees look to move on after just three years.

The factors which motivate staff to leave are well documented and factors such as salary, lack of career progression and commuting distance are obvious reasons but the impact of online job boards is also a large contributor to staff turnover suggests Iveson, “The job boards give candidates ready access to information on IT salaries and demand for staff, which enables them to assess their worth within the IT market.”

“It is clear that we have a more reactive workforce in the UK which is not prepared to remain in roles where they are not valued.” added Iveson. “Management need to offer their IT staff a personal development plan and regular appraisals to ensure that staff retention within the IT department does not suffer.”

“In the current candidate dry marketplace it’s a tough challenge for management and one which shows no sign of abating.” concluded Iveson.

About CV Screen

CV Screen is a leading IT Recruitment Consultancy which specialises in recruiting IT professionals for organisations throughout the UK. Established in 2000, CV Screen has successfully recruited for many leading organisations and has a proven track record of providing high quality and cost effective solutions to its clients’.

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CV Screen Ltd
13 Octagon Court
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP11 2HS

Email - info@cvscreen.co.uk
Phone – 0845 200 8170
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