Employers' enthusiasm to hire is matched by employees' enthusiasm to move according to the Michael Page Talent Engagement survey which was also released this week - suggesting that companies should perhaps expect a period of high churn.
The survey found that 74 per cent of IT workers would leave their jobs in the next six months if offered the right mix of benefits - predominantly (though not exclusively) meaning a salary rise.
Of the 46 per cent of IT employees planning to ask their managers for an improvement in their employment packages in the next six months, 38 per cent planned to ask for more money.
Beverley Head is a Sydney-based freelance writer who specialises in exploring how and why technology changes everything - society, business, government, education, health. Beverley started writing about the business of technology in London in 1983 before moving to Australia in 1986. She was the technology editor of the Financial Review for almost a decade, and then became the newspaper's features editor before embarking on a freelance career, during which time she has written on a broad array of technology related topics for the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Boss, BRW, Banking Day, Campus Review, Education Review, Insite and Government Technology Review. Beverley holds a degree in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials from Oxford University and a deep affection for things which are shaken not stirred.