IT Management Slideshow: IT Hiring Trends: Six Best Practices for Recruitment

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-30-2012

18.8%

18.8 percent of CIOs polled plan to hire IT staff over the next three months.

18.8%

6.7%

6.7 percent of CIOs polled plan to hire IT executives over the next three months.

6.7%

6.3%

6.3 percent of CIOs polled anticipate hiring IT middle managers within the next three months.

6.3%

12.5%

12.5 percent of CIOs polled say they'll hire IT staff within the next 12 months.

12.5%

Zero

No CIOs polled say they'll hire for IT executive-level positions or IT middle managers over the next 12 months.

Zero

Six Hiring Best Practices

1. Know exactly which skills or certifications are needed. A candidate may knock your socks off in an interview, but can't actually do the job.

Six Hiring Best Practices

Six Hiring Best Practices

2. Make sure IT job candidates know the territory/lingo. In interviews, challenge them on various applications or terminologies to ensure they're up to the challenge.

Six Hiring Best Practices

Six Hiring Best Practices

3. Gather abundant feedback on candidates - from recruiters, hiring managers, etc.

Six Hiring Best Practices

Six Hiring Best Practices

4. Gather feedback from interviewees as well, to get a sense of how your recruitment process is perceived.

Six Hiring Best Practices

Six Hiring Best Practices

5. Avoid any biased questions. Even innocently asking about marital status, children, etc. can trigger accusations of discrimination.

Six Hiring Best Practices

Six Hiring Best Practices

6. Give new employees the tools they need. A highly capable Web designer, for example, can't build a site without adequate hardware and software.

Six Hiring Best Practices