Three-quarters of A/NZ tech staff open to new alternatives

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The vast majority of technology professionals in Australia and New Zealand, at 76 per cent, are either looking for a new job, plan to look for one, or are open to new opportunities over the next 12 months, recent trends indicate. 

This is according to the latest figures from recruitment agency Hays, whose Salary Guide FY21/22 report for the A/NZ region shows that, despite being high, the local rate of tech pros looking for new work is just below the overall average of 77 per cent. 

The report also claimed that the main drivers pushing tech workers to look elsewhere include uncompetitive salaries, poor management style or workplace culture and a lack of new challenges. 

In fact, employee satisfaction with current work benefits is at 24 per cent, which ranks the sector as tied last, along with mining. 

The findings come a year after initial pandemic-prompted lockdowns in Australia, which has seen hiring demand reach record levels that are expected to be sustained through to, and past, 2022. However, while demand is high, supply is low, according to the report. 

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