Top Staffing Challenges for CIOs

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-11-2014 Email

While CIOs would love to hire new staffers, nearly seven of 10 say they're struggling with limitations in terms of the quantity and quality of available tech talent, with one of four CIOs indicating that the shortage is "significant," according to research. And once CIOs successfully recruit talented IT professionals, they find it difficult to keep them from leaving. With this in mind, the following list presents 10 of the top staffing challenges for tech departments. They are adapted from survey research conducted by Janco Associates. They cover a wide range of personnel issues which are particularly perplexing within the tech industry, including heavy workplace demands, employee burnout, declining morale, and a general lack of career development opportunities. And, of course, there are always the perennial challenges associated with providing adequate employee compensation and benefits. In addition, the rapid pace of technology change is putting immense pressure on CIOs to increase IT skill capabilities. Nearly 120 CIOs and HR executives participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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