IT Hiring: Time to Sweeten Salaries?

Fifty-one percent of 1,350 IT decision makers polled in August by online job board say they are having to sweeten salaries for highly sought-after tech talent. About 22 percent of workers are not willing to leave their current jobs, according to respondents. Nonetheless, caution about the economy is still in the air for employers and workers alike.

For early September, Dice is reporting more than 40,000 full-time vacancies and nearly 33,000 contract-based job vacancies. Those numbers are up from August, which had nearly 39,000 full-time and 31,000 contract positions vacant, according to Dice.

While money is the top talent enticer, Tom Silver, senior vice president of Dice, says in a prepared statement that “No. 3 on the list might surprise you: flexible work options, including telecommuting.”

The rise of telecommuting is one of those win/win situations for employers and employees alike: Companies get to save on office space costs such as leases, power consumption and insurance, and employees get to stay closer to their families, save on commuting costs and have a bit more hourly flexibility. Plus, employees will more likely start their days earlier thanks to a nonexistent commute.

For more, read the eWeek article IT Contract Work is Up, Permanent Hiring Slowly Increasing.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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