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Five Tips to Keep the Best IT Staff on Board

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    Reimburse staff for relevant online classes, educational conferences and courses offered by professional associations or local colleges. If employees seek IT certifications, consider reimbursing them for the costs to obtain and maintain their credentials. If your firm doesn't have the budget to pay for classes, consider starting a mentoring program.

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Five Tips to Keep the Best IT Staff on Board

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    Reimburse staff for relevant online classes, educational conferences and courses offered by professional associations or local colleges. If employees seek IT certifications, consider reimbursing them for the costs to obtain and maintain their credentials. If your firm doesn't have the budget to pay for classes, consider starting a mentoring program.

It's challenging to find great information technology (IT) employees, but keeping them may be even harder, new research from Robert Half Technology suggests. Although most chief information officers (CIOs) recently surveyed (72 percent) rate their workers' satisfaction levels fairly high, more than one-third (35 percent) of IT workers polled said they plan to look for another job in the next year, and another 35 percent are unsure about whether they'll stay. Chief contributing factors to IT workers' search for greener pastures are the need for new challenges and a lack of career advancement potential.