Survey: Worker training key to retaining IT employees

25.01.2006

Hopkins said it is clear that a lot of IT professionals want to further their careers through training, adding that the survey also indicates that employers don't have a clear understanding of the IT roles within their organizations.

"Those that do will gladly pay for their IT professionals to get trained. [They] understand that IT is an absolutely critical part of their business success," Hopkins said. "Those that don't will probably go through a high turnover in IT staff [with the] understanding that IT is a necessary evil rather than a critical asset. I think those that get it will be the bigger companies, whereas the small-to-medium[-size] businesses still don't quite fathom that IT is actually as important as having a CPA on their staff."