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More CIOs Expect IT Staff Increases in 2013

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Updated 12-19-2012 | Posted 12-18-2012 Print

Yes, we realize the topsy-turvy economy of the last several years has left CIOs and other technology managers skeptical about any forecasts of happy days ahead. But it’s difficult to dismiss a recent wave of encouraging news, such as these findings from Robert Half Technology on hiring prospects for the first quarter of 2013. Organizations are cautiously optimistic about the immediate future, and are ready to invest accordingly in additional IT staffing. It doesn’t hurt that the modern C-suite recognizes more than ever that CIOs and their departments remain critical in achieving profit-growth strategies. Or that CIOs are successfully presenting the case that they need more staff to address essential skills, such as security, applications development and data oversight. In addition to staffing, a significant percentage of senior IT managers expect greater investment in IT projects, Robert Half reports. More than 1,400 U.S. CIOs took part in the research.


Expansion Plans
17% of CIOs plan to expand their IT departments in the first quarter of 2013, and 8% plan to reduce staffing.


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