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Robert Half Technology survey finds increased IT hiring projections

Technology executives expect continued information technology (IT) hiring in the second quarter of 2012, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 18% of chief...


March 13, 2012  


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Technology executives expect continued information technology (IT) hiring in the second quarter of 2012, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 18% of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed said they plan to expand their IT departments, and 3% expect cutbacks, for a net 15% projected increase in hiring activity. This is up seven points from last quarter’s projections.

In the same survey, 86% of technology executives are somewhat or very optimistic about their companies’ growth prospects in the next three months, and 83% are confident in their firms’ second-quarter investment in IT projects.

The IT Hiring Index and Skills Report is based on telephone interviews with more than 270 CIOs from companies across Canada with 100 or more employees. Executives are asked whether their companies plan to increase or decrease the number of full-time IT personnel on their staff during the coming quarter. The survey is conducted by an independent research firm and developed by Robert Half Technology, a  provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis.