Stress, overwork, and lack of opportunity often lead a valued employee to seek work elsewhere. Just because there's a lot of IT workers without jobs out there doesn't mean they are of the same caliber as the current labor pool. Learn how to detect and prevent IT employee defection.
Detecting Signs of Defection
Even if IT unemployment levels are high, the best and most skilled employees can always find a job. Don't be complacent – employee defection when staffing contingents are lean could mean that IT is unable to deliver on its commitments to the business.