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Are You Going to Stay with Your Current Employer? Many Say No.

According to a Gartner survey, IT workers have a 10.2% lower intent to stay in their current job than non-IT employees. Surveying 18,000 employees in Q4 2021, including 1,755 employees in the IT function in 40 different countries in 15 languages, they found that CIOs may need to advocate for more flexibility in work design than the rest of the enterprise to retain their workers.

Globally, only 29.1% of IT workers have high intent to stay with their current employer, even lower in Asia (19.6%), Australia and New Zealand (23.6%), and Latin America (26.9%). In Europe, only 38.8% have high intent to stay. IT workers under age 30 report two and a half times less likelihood to remain than those over 50. 19.9% of IT workers aged 18 to 29 have a high likelihood of staying, compared to 48.1% of those aged 50-70 years. 65% said that whether they can work flexibly will impact their decision to stay at the organization.

The Gartner Global Labor Market Survey questioned more than 18,000 employees in 40 countries, including 1,755 employees in the IT function in Q421. The data above is reflective of market conditions during the quarter. Learn about the top priorities for CIOs in 2022 in the 2022 Leadership Vision for Chief Information Officers.

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