CIOs Expect to Boost Staffing for the Rest of 2015

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-11-2015 Email

An increasing number of CIOs are planning to expand IT staffing for the remainder of the year, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. Relatively few are putting hiring plans on hold, or anticipate reducing staff. As has been the case for the last several years, most CIOs find the current hiring environment to be challenging, with a lack of available, skilled IT pros. To gain a recruitment edge, they're looking to increase their networking activities while seeking support from recruitment and staffing firms. "Skilled technology professionals are in high demand across the country, and companies are going to great lengths to attract the best talent," said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "In this job seekers' market, technology leaders must not only develop innovative technology solutions, but also create a department culture that inspires and rewards innovation in its employees." The findings also reveal the top cities for IT staffing expansion–with surprising results that don't include San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Austin or other traditional hot spots for the tech industry. More than 2,500 U.S. CIOs took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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