» DB Global Technology & Catalyst Solutions: More than 75% of the Romanian IT specialists abroad intend to return to the country
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By Emea Riga
DB Global Technology, Deutsche Bank's technology center in Bucharest, continues the series of activities dedicated to diaspora IT professionals to help them make informed decisions about returning to the country.
The Technology Center is the first Romanian company to identify communities of Romanian specialists who work or worked abroad in the IT sector and has recently completed a study, along with Catalyst Solutions, to highlight their professional preferences as well as their availability is reintegrated into the labor market in Romania.
The results of the IT Community Relocation Survey show that 77% of respondents are open to the idea of returning to the country, although 43% are very little or not informed about the evolution of the IT sector in Romania.
The Romanian specialists who are willing to return to the country and those who have already returned have listed the salary, the extra salary benefits and the professional development opportunities among the most important criteria on which it bases its decision. Also, 80% of those working abroad consider the political context, the health system and the education system to be crucial.
"The IT sector in Romania has enormous potential and offers many opportunities for professionals looking for professional development through access to diverse projects and increasingly expanding experienced teams. The results of this study indicate both the availability of Romanian professionals abroad to return to the country and the need to provide them with complete and up-to-date information about the benefits that a career in Romania can have, "said Iulia Cîrmaciu, HR Director at DB Global Technology.
"ANIS Romania (Employers’Association of the Software and Services Industry) estimates that in 2017 Romania's IT industry will reach revenues of more than € 4 billion, and forecasts indicate annual growth rates of at least 15% over the next 3-5 years years. Both the large and start-up companies segment are in full swing and offer exciting projects and opportunities. We expect that in the coming years, Romania will firmly position itself as the most active technology hub in the region, "said Valerica Dragomir, ANIS Executive Director.
IT Community Relocation Survey was carried out by DB Global Technology and Catalyst Solutions with the participation of 400 Romanian IT specialists established in countries such as the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany or the United Kingdom.
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