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Overcoming the Great Resignation in the IT Industry

The Great Resignation trend has been devastating to the IT industry. Learn how to overcome this issue today.

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    The Great Resignation that emerged in 2021 following the first year of the Covid pandemic has been particularly devastating to the IT industry. A September 2021 survey by TalentLMS and Workable found 72% of employees working in tech/IT roles were thinking of quitting their jobs by September 2022. The overall U.S. workforce came in at a 55% rate.

    Given this information, it’s critical to assume that more than 50% of your IT employees are likely to resign in the near future. You would think that with so many IT resources resigning, your job candidate pool might be bigger.

    However, that’s not always the case. IT candidates are rethinking what work means and how it defines their lives. They’re tuning much more into benefits like health and childcare, and they value independence. According to an MBO Partners report, the number of independent workers grew 34% in 2021.

    Strategic IT Needs Pushed to Back Burner

    As CIOs have trouble finding skilled candidates to fill positions in their IT departments, they are feeling the pain points of employees who leave their teams. With limited resources, the focus turns to just “keeping the lights on” and “putting out fires” so the business keeps running on a day-to-day basis.

    That means strategic initiatives get pushed to the back burner, which can have a devastating impact on the business. New technologies that can drive revenue or reduce operational costs are left untapped. IT security and privacy compliance may also go unserved — leaving the company wide open to cyberattacks and regulation violations.

    The Silver Lining

    There is a silver lining to the Great Resignation. For years, forward-thinking businesses have turned to a managed services model for IT. That’s where they outsource the design, deployment and support of technology and refocus their internal teams on improving products and services.

    If your firm has not yet adopted the managed services approach to IT, this Great Resignation trend represents the perfect opportunity. And it might just be mandatory for keeping your company open for business.

    A Partner to Help You Take on the Challenge

    To proactively take on the challenge of the Great Resignation in IT, more than 4,000 businesses have turned to Velosio Microsoft 365 Managed Services. They benefit by partnering with a dedicated team of user support and system administration experts with knowledge of the entire Office suite of productivity tools—from Outlook email to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.

    With over 350 team members and call center specialists available 24x7x365, we are always there when you need us. We also assist with Microsoft license management and compliance, whether you purchase from us or bring your own Microsoft agreement. Our experts can help you select the right plan and manage your contract as your organization evolves.

    Another key benefit our customers point to is resource cost reduction. The resources required to manage the Office 365 platform are not consistent from day to day. Migrations, updates and new rollouts can require extra IT help. Growing your team to support the ups and downs can increase annual IT human resource needs by 50% or more. Our managed services pricing model gives you a predictable, consistent cost.

    Stabilize Your IT Infrastructure

    Velosio Microsoft 365 Managed Services can help you solve your resignation challenges. To learn more, contact Velosio today and find out how you can leverage our highly-skilled team of experts to meet the IT needs of your business and support your workforce with a stable IT infrastructure.

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