Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-12-2016
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Ten Tips for Recruiting IT Talent

IT Sticks Together  Tapping current employees for leads about recruits is a good idea; 45% of IT pros say their professional network includes at least 10 individuals with similar experience.

The IT industry, like so many others, has seen its share of ups and downs. After weathering numerous bubbles and one Great Recession, however, things have been on the upswing. The IT industry is hiring more and CIOs are finding that they have the budgets to add staff. It's a good thing for IT professionals and an even better thing for companies that want to extend the overall success of their operations. As CIOs know all too well, IT is central to the average company's prospects for success.

However, attracting the right people isn't always easy and pitfalls abound. That has been made abundantly clear in a study from TEKsystems, an IT staffing company that recently surveyed more than 2,000 IT professionals and 1,500 IT leaders about recruitment. The company's findings shed light on the sometimes-tenuous IT hiring process and provide some valuable insight into what CIOs should do in order to ensure they're getting the best talent for the job.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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