We know there's a shortage of IT experts, though the biggest gap is in people with areas of specific industry experience. Now Google is arguing that companies with vaguely sensible IT policies are more likely to retain staff across the board.
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Google Australia sponsored a report by Deloitte which investigated the impact of flexible IT policies. The big picture finding? Employees who are happy with workplace IT systems are one-third less likely to quite their jobs.
I'm not going to argue with the basic premise, but reality is always messier. A brilliant IT policy doesn't make up for a revolting boss.
Forget perks and pay: IT may be the secret weapon in the war for talent [Official Google Australia Blog]