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Nearly four out of five (78%) of IT workers
are very or somewhat satisfied with their cash and benefits, compared to
72% of all workers. These findings come from Hudson’s Transforming
Pay Plans: 2006 Compensation and Benefits Report , which surveyed
10,000 workers across all sectors of the economy, examining employee
attitudes about traditional and non-traditional pay and benefit programs
When asked about non-traditional benefits, IT workers were more interested in job-related training (20%) than the general work force (13%). However, their first choice is a more flexible work schedule, a sentiment shared by the population at large.
While the offshoring of American jobs has
generated considerable concern in recent years, the truth is, back in
the states the IT industry is making a steady comeback - JobJournal
Some positive trends:
Nearly half (43 percent) of the job cuts this year in all sectors resulted from mergers, and 88 percent of those merger cuts occurred in telecommunications.
While the numbers are encouraging for high-tech workers, a survey of members of the Society for Information Management found employers also want applicants with entrepreneurial and business skills. Based on interviews with 96 SIM members, all of them IT managers at firms ranging from small companies to multinational enterprises, the study found that business skills accounted for five of the ten attributes organizations want from staffers in the next three years.