September 25, 2016
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What's Making IT Staff So Sad?
IT workers are generally showing a lack of enthusiasm for their jobs, reflecting an overall workforce trend, according to a recent study, but how come and how bad is it? The recession caused plenty of disruption in the overall U.S. workforce and the IT ranks were not an exception. According to a new survey by the Corporate Executive Board, the percentage of IT employees making "high discretionary effort" plummeted in the first half of 2009 to 4.6 percent, part of a longer-term downward spiral affecting the entire workforce, not just IT.
IT Anxiety, Distrust to BlameJaime Capella, a managing director in CEB's information technology group, said he thinks there are several reasons for the drop in discretionary effort among IT workers. He also notes the drop in IT is consistent and is showing no signs of significant recovery in early findings for the second half of 2009, the report on which is due out next month.
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IT Employees Less Happy, Working Less Hard
TAGS:productivity, recession, careers, staffing, confidence