Earlier this week, this blog covered the increasing IT staffing numbers that have been experienced so far this year. Now, according to a new study, it appears that organizations are just getting started with their technology hiring plans for 2014.
Robert Half Technology interviewed more than 2,300 CIOs from 23 major markets in the U.S. They were asked to predict their hiring strategy for the final six months of 2014 and it looks good.
Only 8 percent of executives have plans to pull back on hiring during the second half of the year. That's down from 15 percent from the previous survey. On top of that, only 1 percent is expected to reduce its staff headcount.
"Many IT departments will be focused for the remainder of this year 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."
This doesn't mean there will not be challenges. The report found that 61 percent of respondents believe it is somewhat or very challenging to find the specifically skilled professionals they are looking for. Executives placed application development (17 percent), networking (17 percent) and security (12 percent) as the areas that provide the biggest challenges.
With more companies looking to hire the right professionals, organizations will be looking for any edge they can find. VAR Staffing helps IT solution providers identify and recruit the impactful talent needed to meet today's challenges.