IT Management Slideshow: IT Jobs: CIOs Emphasize Flexible Labor

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-25-2011
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IT Jobs: CIOs Emphasize Flexible Labor

IT Jobs: CIOs Emphasize Flexible Labor

76% of respondents use "flex work" options -- such as contractual employees, temps and offshore talent -- to account for up to one quarter of their entire staff.
CIOs and other senior tech managers are looking for alternatives to traditional hiring models. While there are still many who stick to recruiting full-time, local employees, a growing number of CIOs are interested in expanding their use of contractual, part-time or even overseas talent, according to a survey from Harvey Nash Group and PA Consulting Group. The survey serves as a general "State of the CIO" report, shedding light on topics such as the surprisingly high level of job fulfillment among senior tech mangers. But, the more revealing results focus upon the strategic/talent-staffing challenges that CIOs expect to face for the immediate future. "CIOs are facing new challenges presented by a world which is increasingly mobile, using social networking tools to transact and communicate," says Albert Ellis, CEO of Harvey Nash. "Technology leaders have to deal with the two main priorities from the CEO: driving innovation, particularly in the mobile applications area, while continuing to manage costs. The result is an increased dependence on a flexible, multi-sourced environment." More than 2,500 senior tech execs worldwide took part in the survey. Here are 10 highlights:
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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