Incorporating the latest technology into a company’s infrastructure means nothing if businesses do not have the resources and talent to manage the system going forward. With the number of innovations that IT Principals are trying to deploy, it has become crucial to ensure they have the right personnel in place to handle the increased pressure.
A recent survey from technology and engineering career community Dice, dove into the IT hiring needs of companies in 2013. Over 1,000 IT staffing executives across the U.S. in late November were interviewed, 75 percent being from small and midsize businesses.
According to the report, 21 percent of IT hiring decision-makers are likely to hire “substantially” more technology employees in the first half of the year. On top of that, 43 percent have plans for “slightly” more tech hiring. When compared to a similar survey the company conducted in May 2012, these numbers show a small increase in the demand for IT talent.
Alice Hill, the managing director of Dice spoke in the press release about the results.
“For every pair of companies likely to staff up in 2013, there’s a company saying they’re not looking to grow their technology workforce in the immediate future,” said Hill. “So there will be good job opportunities and there will be hiring, but we’re expecting steady, modest growth, not a snowball gaining speed into an avalanche.”
Dice conducted the same survey last year and there is a 9 percent increase in the respondents who said they plan to increase IT hiring at least slightly.
As the labor markets continue to heat up, 2013 will be more challenging from a recruiting standpoint than ever before for the Information Technology field. It is becoming more and more evident that the only way to access “A+ candidates” is to utilize a proactive recruiting strategy. There is no more effective proactive talent acquisition tool than partnering with a competent recruiting firm like VAR Staffing.