CIOs Focused on Filling Key IT Positions

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-14-2014 Email

While they're not experiencing the boom times of the 1990s, CIOs are generally upbeat about hiring prospects for the rest of the year, according to a new survey from Robert Half Technology. The accompanying "Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report" report reveals that more CIOs plan to increase staffing rather than cut it. Meanwhile, they're bullish on IT spending and growth prospects. Still, they admit that they face constant challenges in recruiting for certain, in-demand IT skills. "Many IT departments will be focused on adding skilled technology professionals for newly created or existing open positions," says John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. "However, many organizations are likely to find it difficult to locate specialized talent, especially in the areas of applications development, networking and security." Overall, the forecast depicts a period of solid, steady growth, which hopefully won't produce the sudden, dramatic crash that followed the boom times of the 1990s. As a bonus, we're including selected tips on what to look for in a potential tech hire—beyond IT skills. The tips were compiled from an online report posted by CultureFit. More than 2,300 U.S. CIOs participated in the Robert Half research. For more about the survey, click here. For more about the CultureFit report, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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