More IT pros looking to change jobs

IT pros have more faith in the economy than in recent years. While that might boost morale and reduce stress, your ability to hang on to your best employees could take a hit.

More than half (54%) of IT staffers believe they can find a new job now, according to a recent Harris Interactive poll — a big jump from the 41% who said the same thing in the first quarter of this year.

And 37% plan to look for a new job within the next 12 months. That’s up from 32% in the first quarter.

To avoid a wave of staffers headed for the exits, take another look at salaries in light of changes in the market and warn execs about retention difficulties so that can be planned for in the IT budget.

Also, with hiring on the rise, you way want to beef up your recruiting efforts to snag top talent before your competitors.