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CIOs, IT hiring managers optimistic, but challenges remain

Sharon Florentine | July 2, 2014
A majority of CIOs and IT managers plan to hire tech pros in the second half of 2014, according to two recent industry surveys -- but salary pressures and high turnover rates still present tech workforce challenges.

The most in-demand roles are in the areas of networking, security and software development, which includes application development, according to both Reed and Goli, signaling business' needs to beef up existing IT skills while giving a nod to cutting-edge technology, too.

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Salary is one of the major obstacles companies face when trying to fill open positions, says's Goli. Coming out of the recession, many firms are finding candidates more willing to reject offers that don't meet their demands, he says.

"Some positions are staying unfilled because of candidates' salary requirements for the job," he says. The survey revealed that 32 percent of hiring managers and recruiters say more candidates are rejecting offers as compared to six months ago, and 61 percent of respondents say candidates are asking for higher salaries when they are offered a position.

"What has to happen is companies have to recalibrate what they're willing to offer to address these open positions — they've been in a recession, where people were willing to take almost any job for any amount of money and companies got complacent. Now, though, they're going to have to start changing their attitudes about compensation or risk higher turnover rates," Goli says.


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