eFiles: September 17, 2001
The glory days may be over, but IT hiring is beginning to show some signs of a recovery.More CIOs to Seek IT Help in Q4 The glory days may be over, but IT hiring is beginning to show some signs of a recovery. RHI Consulting, a division of Robert Half International Inc. in Menlo Park, Calif., found that the CIOs it surveyed are expecting a 15 percent net increase in IT hiring for next quarter, an increase of 3 percentage points from the current quarter.
The survey included about 1,400 U.S. CIOs. Of those, 18 percent said their companies will add IT workers in the last three months of this year, while only 3 percent expect to cut staff, RHI found. The rest had no plans to change their hiring practices. The South Atlantic region reported the highest increase, with 27 percent of CIOs planning to add staff and only 1 percent anticipating cutbacks for a net increase of 26 percent, according to RHI.