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Posted September 15, 2014 by

Communication is Number One Challenge Managing Remote Workers, CIOs Say

Robert Half Technology logoApparently communication (or a lack thereof) is the biggest challenge for CIOs who manage remote workers.  Learn more in the following post.

For technology professionals who work remotely, out of “site” isn’t necessarily out of mind. In a new Robert Half Technology survey, nearly one-third (30%) of U.S. chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed said communication is their greatest challenge in managing a remote workforce. Productivity and technology challenges followed, each cited by 22% of respondents. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2013 by

Employers in the Market for IT Graduates; Express Concern About Interpersonal Skills

If you are a recent IT graduate, then employers are looking to hire you for entry level jobs.  In addition to what you have learned, however, be sure to bring your interpersonal skills.

School may be out, but IT hiring is in session for more than one in three firms. Thirty-five percent of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed said they plan to hire new IT graduates in 2013, according to a recent poll by Robert Half Technology. (more…)

Posted May 23, 2013 by

Digital Devices Creating a Loss of Workplace Etiquette

While technology can make things better for us on the job, it can also create a lack of etiquette in the workplace.  The following post has more information.

Technology is one of the most effective ways to bring people together at work, but it may also be causing a digital divide, a new Robert Half Technology survey of chief information officers (CIOs) suggests. Sixty-four percent of CIOs said higher use of mobile gadgets such as cellphones and tablets have led to more breaches in workplace etiquette over the last three years. That’s up from 51 percent who said the same thing in a similar survey three years ago. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2013 by

IT Jobs and Salaries on the Rise, According to Recent Reports

IT engineer businessman using laptop in network server room

IT engineer businessman using laptop in network server room. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s a great time to be in IT, at least according to two recent reports. Growth of IT jobs in several sectors shot up 4.6 percent nationally in the last year, says a new report issued by TechServe Alliance, an IT and engineering staffing and solutions firms collaborative. The TechServe report reveals an all-time high of 16,500 IT jobs added in February 2013. The employment information was collected from three separate IT categories – data processing, hosting, and related services; computer systems and design services; and management and technical consulting services. (more…)

Posted March 01, 2013 by

Most CIOs Say Their Companies Don’t Capture Customer Data

Does your company collect customer data?  If not, it is not alone.  Find more information in the following post.

Big data is not without big obstacles for some CIOs. In a survey from Robert Half Technology, 76 percent of CIOs (chief information officers) said their companies don’t presently gather customer data such as demographics or buying habits. Less than one in four (23 percent) executives interviewed for the study said their firms do collect this type of information. Among those that do, more than half (53 percent) said they lack sufficient staff to access customer data, and generate reports and other business insights from it. (more…)

Posted November 16, 2012 by

Smaller Number of CIOs Limiting Workers from Online Shopping During the Holidays

Some companies are softening their stances when it comes to employees shopping online this holiday season.

Just in time for Cyber Monday, a new survey suggests companies are a little more lenient today when it comes to letting employees shop online during business hours. Only one-third (33 percent) of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed by staffing firm Robert Half Technology said their companies block access to online shopping sites – down from 60 percent last year. Another 55 percent said they allow access but monitor activity for excessive use. One in 10 (10 percent) reported that their firms allow unrestricted access. (more…)

Posted November 01, 2012 by

Unemployment Rate for Technology Jobs Below National Average

Robert Half Technology logoIf you are searching for a job in technology, then you’re likely to find one.  While the unemployment rate is 7.8% nationally, the technology sector is doing even better with an unemployment rate around 6%.  At the same time, 54% of CIOs said it’s challenging to find skilled professionals today, according to Robert Half Technology’s Q4 IT Hiring Index. (more…)

Posted September 14, 2012 by

Small Hiring Increase Expected in 4th Quarter of 2012, but Business Confidence on the Rise

While there may be only a slight increase in hiring during the fourth quarter of 2012, businesses are encouraged about the future.

Chief information officers (CIOs) plan a modest increase in IT staffing activity in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 9 percent of CIOs said they expect to expand their IT departments, and 6 percent anticipate cutbacks, for a net 3 percent projected increase in hiring activity. Eighty-three percent of those surveyed plan no change in personnel levels. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2012 by

Internships are Important for IT Graduates, Says 8 in 10 CIOs

Getting an internship is a good idea for all college students, but especially IT majors who will pursue these jobs once they graduate.

Technology students heading back to college this fall may want to add something to their busy class schedules: an internship. In a recent Robert Half Technology survey, 79 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) said internships are an important consideration when hiring new graduates for information technology (IT) positions. Only 13 percent viewed these programs as unimportant. (more…)

Posted August 02, 2012 by

CIOs Say IT Workers’ Attire Becoming More Formal

Don’t think IT employees care about how they dress at work?  Think again.

Hoodies and T-shirts may be wardrobe staples in some IT departments, but chief information officers (CIOs) say moving up the career ladder often requires a little more polish. In a recent Robert Half Technology survey, more than three in four (76 percent) CIOs said the way someone dresses at least somewhat influences his or her ability to move up within the organization’s IT department. Only 22 percent said what someone wears doesn’t influence promotion potential. (more…)