Why CIOs Struggle to Hire Tech Talent

Why CIOs Struggle to Hire Tech Talent

Why CIOs Struggle to Hire Tech TalentWhy 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.

Bigger BurdenBigger Burden

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.

Outbound EmployeesOutbound Employees

71% said they are more concerned about turnover this year than last.

Business LiabilityBusiness Liability

55% said they struggle to find needed, skilled talent has created one of the biggest internal threats to meeting revenue or business performance targets.

Most Common Lacking Qualities of IT Job CandidatesMost Common Lacking Qualities of IT Job Candidates

Relevant on-the-job experience: 46%, Tech skills: 41%, Soft skills (like communications): 31%, The “right” culture fit: 26%

Corrective Action, Part ICorrective Action, Part I

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.

Corrective Action, Part IICorrective Action, Part II

29% are developing relationships at local colleges and universities to boost recruiting success, and 23% are providing better benefits.

Customized ApproachCustomized Approach

65% said their organization tries to tailor retention programs to the specific needs and preferences of workers from different generations.

Money TalksMoney Talks

94% said their organization’s IT salaries are either higher or the same as they were a year ago.

Extra IncentiveExtra Incentive

Among IT decision-makers who said salaries are increasing, 37% reward employees for exceeding revenue goals.

Top Recruiting ResourcesTop Recruiting Resources

Staffing/recruiting company: 52%, LinkedIn: 37%, Traditional Job Boards: 37%

Pivotal ProductPivotal Product

83% of IT leaders who use skills assessment solutions said the tools are “critical” to the hiring process.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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