Why Hiring Is Up, but Finding the Right Fit Can Be Hard

By Dennis McCafferty

Two recent reports from Sologig.com present a classic "good news/bad news" picture for IT hiring. Tech industry hiring managers and HR pros continue to ramp up staffing plans for the rest of the year with IT ranking first among all sectors for these increases. However, recruiters face formidable challenges when it comes to filling these vacancies. So, many businesses report they are inclined to hire temp or contract workers; that gives them greater workforce flexibility and reduced costs. "The need for skilled talent [in] a range of occupations—from software application development to network security—is not expected to taper off in the near future," said Rob Morris, director of Sologig.com, CareerBuilder's job site for computer and IT professionals. "Along with the growth, however, comes the challenge of filling niche positions. To circumvent costly job vacancies, companies must [pay] competitively and consider the adoption of training and development programs to ensure their workforce keeps pace with the rapid evolution of technology skills." Here are key takeaways from the two Sologig reports.

This article was originally published on 2014-07-28