Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 03-07-2013
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The IT industry, like so many others, was hit hard by the economic downturn commonly known as the Great Recession. People across the globe were laid off or watched as their companies crumbled. It was unfortunate and took years to start to turn around.

Now, though, things are looking up. The IT industry is hiring more and CIOs are finding that they have the budgets to add staff. It's a good thing for IT professionals and an even better thing for companies that want to extend the overall success of their operations. As CIOs know all too well, IT is central to the average company's prospects for success.

However, attracting the right people isn't always easy and pitfalls abound. That has been made abundantly clear in a new study from TEKsystems, an IT staffing company that recently surveyed more than 2,000 IT professionals and 1,500 IT leaders about recruitment. The company's findings shed light on the sometimes-tenuous IT hiring process and provide some valuable insight into what CIOs should do in order to ensure they're getting the best talent for the job.

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Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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