Report: Tech hiring challenged by shrinking talent pool
Research conducted for the Robert Half Technology 2013 Salary Guide indicates that the hiring environment for technology talent is only going to become tougher for employers in the year ahead. The pool of available candidates continues to shrink, while the demand for technology experts is climbing. Competition is expected to be particularly fierce for professionals who can support mobile, big data, cloud and virtualization initiatives. Talented candidates with high-demand skills may receive multiple job offers — and most will be very selective when choosing an opportunity.
Meanwhile, as businesses struggle to fill critical technology roles, existing staff members are being asked to take on extra responsibilities. This can quickly overburden teams and, ultimately, lead to turnover. Keeping workloads manageable will remain essential to success for employers. Hiring consultants or temporary personnel can help fill the void and mitigate the supply- and-demand imbalance that has become a trademark of the technology hiring environment. >>Click here to view the 2013 Survey