IT Management Slideshow: IT Hiring: Is The Freeze Over?By Jeff Goldman | Posted 12-17-2010
82 percent of respondents are "very" or "somewhat" confident that their company's performance will improve in the next six months. That's an increase of six percentage points since the June 2010 report.
55 percent of respondents are "very" or "somewhat" confident that the economy in general will improve over the next six months.
86 percent of respondents who plan to hire over the next six months say they will hire IT professionals. That's an increase of eight percentage points since the previous survey.
29 percent of technology hiring will consist of new openings. Only nine percent of hires are expected to be replacement positions.
Among respondents who do not plan to hire IT professionals in the next six months, 14 percent plan to outsource the function in question, while 68 percent say they simply have no need for additional employees.
Strength in Numbers
Among respondents who plan to hire IT professionals in the next six months:8 percent plan to fill more than 50 technology-oriented positions37 percent plan to fill 11-50 technology-oriented positions56 percent plan to fill fewer than 10 technology-oriented positions
Of those respondents who plan on hiring technology-oriented positions, the majority will be in:applications (71 percent)project management (56 percent)infrastructure (50 percent)
Top 3 Recruitment Methods
(percent respondents)job boards (92 percent)referrals (82 percent)social media (69 percent)
Top 3 Hiring Criteria
(percent respondents)Type of work experience (93 percent) Years of experience (71 percent) Personality/cultural fit (65 percent)
What Seals the Deal for New Hires?
(percent respondents)Salary (95 percent) Stability of position (89 percent) Company's reputation (86 percent)