eWeek: A new survey by online job board Dice.com finds that 54 percent of all IT hiring managers expect that talent poaching will become more aggressive this year. Among tech and consulting firms, that number rose to 62 percent, while just one percent expected the competition to get less aggressive. In order to entice IT staff to stay, some managers are offering flexible work hours, offering work on new or emerging technologies, and increasing salaries.
"Meanwhile, there are few consequences for technology professionals should they decide to jump to a competitor, found the report. Only 11 percent of hiring managers said they would not allow a former employee to return after being poached, while one-third indicated the opposite. Most hiring managers say it would depend on the individual employee.