Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CIOs struggle to find IT talent

By , Network World 

March 06, 2012 01:40 PM ET
"Is it harder these days to hire skilled lawyers, accountants or tech pros?
"New survey data finds it's tougher to recruit skilled professionals in the tech field than it is in other professional areas, including accounting and finance, legal, and advertising and marketing departments. Compared to their counterparts in other employment sectors, more CIOs say recruiting is a challenge, according to Robert Half International.
"The staffing services firm polled 4,000 U.S. executives -- including CIOs, chief financial officers, senior HR managers, lawyers, and advertising and marketing executives -- to determine their hiring plans for the second quarter of 2012...
"When viewed by business area, CIOs expressed the most difficulty finding skilled workers, with 65% saying it's a challenge to find talent... 
"Specific to the technology area, 8% of CIOs say they plan to add staff in Q2, 5% say they plan to cut headcount, and 87% plan to maintain current staff levels.
"On the hiring front, CIOs cited the most difficulty finding skilled candidates in networking,security and technical support. Candidates with a solid knowledge of cloud computingVoIPand software as a service are highly sought, Robert Half reports. Database developers are also in demand.
"On the support side, high turnover is creating consistent demand for support staff, both on a project and full-time basis..."

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