Implications of IT job market and employer/employee relationships due to pandemic
How hard will it be to retain and hire the needed IT Pros
Questions that many CIOs and HR executives have are what the implications to the pandemic and the current economic outlook for the IT Job Market are. Hiring will remain brisk given there is not a major downturn in the overall economic environment.
The experience of 2020 and 2021 have fundamentally employer/employee relationships. The work-life intersection has new meaning. Working from Home and remote meetings were shown to be effective but at a cost. A recent Gallup poll found those who prefer remote work now cite reduced commute times and better work-life balance as the key component of the employer/employee relationship and job requirement.
Those most impacted were in the management team. Gallup found the one-year decline in employees' perceptions that their organizations cared about their overall wellbeing was generally consistent across employee job types -- from production and front-line to white-collar professionals. The decline was especially high among managers -- 11 percentage points. In Janco’s review of IT Pros at both the management and staff levels the same was true.