Jonathan Chenard, GravityPeople's Vice President of Recruiting Services, was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle for an article on hiring in Silicon Valley. The piece
appeared on SFGate.com this weekend and focused on rumors of attrition at large Silicon Valley employers like Google.
Jonathan is quoted as saying, "We've actually seen people actively looking for jobs who are at Google. In the past, those people have tended to stay put."
It's true, our teams have seen attrition from nearly all of the major technology companies in the Valley but we can't confirm any mass exoduses. As the economy continues to improve, technology workers are presented with more opportunities, many of which are at start-ups. Tech professionals are again frequently weighing all of their options both internally and now, more often, externally
. Large companies which are commonly thought of as "safe harbors" during tough economic times (often mistakenly) are once again being forced to take talent acquisition (and retention) seriously as the technology labor market has again become very competitive. In fact, in June, we reported the shift from an employer's market to a candidate's market in a blog post that you can read here