Why CIOs Struggle to Hire Tech Talent
IT execs can’t find candidates whose skills match requirements for open positions, and the recruitment struggles are impacting business performance.
89% of IT decision-makers admit that they struggle to find candidates whose skills match requirements for open positions, and 79% said it is more difficult to find and hire quality IT talent than it was a year ago.
71% said they are more concerned about turnover this year than last.
55% said they struggle to find needed, skilled talent has created one of the biggest internal threats to meeting revenue or business performance targets.
Relevant on-the-job experience: 46%, Tech skills: 41%, Soft skills (like communications): 31%, The “right” culture fit: 26%
45% of IT decision-makers are using a wider range of recruitment channels (such as social media) to improve hiring effectiveness, and 37% are offering higher salaries.
29% are developing relationships at local colleges and universities to boost recruiting success, and 23% are providing better benefits.
65% said their organization tries to tailor retention programs to the specific needs and preferences of workers from different generations.
94% said their organization’s IT salaries are either higher or the same as they were a year ago.
Among IT decision-makers who said salaries are increasing, 37% reward employees for exceeding revenue goals.
Staffing/recruiting company: 52%, LinkedIn: 37%, Traditional Job Boards: 37%
83% of IT leaders who use skills assessment solutions said the tools are “critical” to the hiring process.