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Clicks’ 2022 IT Recruitment & Retention Report

Rise in Metrics Signals Continued Growth, Highlights Staffing Challenges for Organisations

What is the IT Recruitment & Retention Report?

Clicks’ IT Recruitment & Retention Report has been in production since 2001. For those new to the report, it collates data from hundreds of organisations across the government and corporate sector. The report is highly anticipated and well-respected within the industry, providing leaders and HR teams with data-driven insights about the Australian IT staffing market.

The insights capture the health of business environments: sales turnover and forecasted spend; staffing levels: hiring intentions and trends; resourcing strategies; staff turnover and the most effective retention initiatives. With data from over two decades to draw upon, the report provides important comparisons with the last twelve months; before and after the pandemic began; averages and year-on-year trends.

How can you use this report?

Our report spotlights the IT roles which will be most in-demand over the next twelve months. Combined with insights across other key metrics, our IT Recruitment & Retention Report can help you:

  • Understand where you are positioned with your peers and organisations in other industries.
  • Provide data and insights to inform recruitment decisions and processes.
  • Prioritise which retention efforts to focus on.
  • Build a business case to get the necessary budget approval before you start hiring.
  • Determine the roles that will need more time and effort to fill.

Our team is happy to sit down and go through the full report with you. We can provide tailored advice on the impacts to your business and hiring in 2022. Please reach out to your Clicks Account Manager, or call us on 1300 CLICKS for a confidential discussion

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2022 IT Recruitment and Retention Report

Some of the key findings for 2022

This year signals a continued recovery from COVID-19. However, improved business confidence has created other challenges. Organisations face increased demand for skilled IT professionals. They must determine how to best combat skills shortages in 2022 and retain highly sought-after IT staff. 

  • The forecasted IT budget is the highest we’ve seen in the past five years.
  • Demand for permanent IT staff has increased sharply by 47%.
  • IT staff turnover is on the rise, doubling across some areas.
  • More than half of respondents experienced rejection when making job offers to preferred candidates.

Clicks is an award-winning IT recruitment specialist. Our team averages 12 years’ industry experience, and we’re on over 80 Preferred Supplier Agreements. As Australia’s favourite recruiters, we help job seekers find great opportunities and companies find great people each day!

We have specialist teams who are trained across each IT skill vertical. Whether it’s permanent, contract, fixed-term, master vendor, or payroll only, we’ve ready to help. Register a Vacancy or contact us on 1300 CLICKS today for a confidential chat.

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