Job hopping due to scarcity
Economic growth will continue and GDP is expected to rise by more than 3%, just as in 2017. We have not seen such growth rates since 2007. Every positive development also has a downside. Economic growth is turning the map red for ICT everywhere in the London, because it is tight to very tight (Source: Het Financieel Dagblad, 1 January 2018).
Interestingly, IT in particular is developing exponentially. Without a good policy on continuous learning, you will no longer be attractive as an employer and you may lose your golden IT team. The result is that your competitive position is endangered, because you cannot keep up with the accelerated technological development without a good IT team.
Remain attractive by offering future prospects
Just like other employees, ICT workers remain employed longer if they feel that they are working in an organization where they can develop optimally. That feeling is reinforced when they also experience that the managerial management is continuously making a step forward. Culture and genuine involvement play a major role in this. This attractiveness is enhanced if the right learning materials and tools are offered.
The counter argument: “No training due to work pressure”
Software developers, business consultants, system engineers and IT architects. These are some ICT-related functions that are characterized by the fact that they are not ‘nine-to-five’ jobs with an average workload. Often they are people who work on a project, cannot be missed, and certainly not to gain knowledge during a training.
How do you retain knowledge?
In an organization where IT professionals can develop themselves and constantly feel a challenge, there will be less hopping. In doing so, they will want to learn at times when there is also the opportunity to do so.
Not in class, but online. With live labs, videos and additional e-Books. Anytime, anywhere, on the go on a tablet, smartphone or laptop. After all, the technology is available. Of course with a good curriculum that does not provide a one-off training, but pursues a higher goal of long-term knowledge development.
The scarcity in the ICT labor market makes it necessary to think carefully about securing knowledge, expertise and development within the organization.
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