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IT recruitment in 2015: is your business prepared?

IT recruitment in 2015: is your business prepared?
Competitive businesses know they need to stay at the forefront to keep up with ever emerging developments in ICT – but to adopt new technology, you need to find staff with the skills to manage it.

There are several recurring themes in the market when it comes to what ICT hiring managers anticipate will be the most in-demand skillsets in the next year or two – and demand for these roles, in turn, will see them become some of the most challenging to source.

 
 
 

What makes a good IT project manager?

What makes a good IT project manager?
The key to choosing a great IT project manager may lie in their ability to be extremely adaptable, rather than how they fit a certain selection criteria.

Many organisations try to tick as many boxes as possible that match the industry, culture, behavioural and academic fit when selecting a person who will steer and deliver a project that may yield an evolutional change for the business.

 
 
 

Boiling point: Are today’s IT project managers under too much pressure?

Boiling point: Are today’s IT project managers under too much pressure?
A litany of failed or off-track projects has culminated in businesses withholding key information from newly recruited IT project managers, perpetuating the revolving door mentality permeating the industry.

Today’s IT project managers are finding it incredibly difficult to manage expectations as organisations come under increased pressure to deliver huge programs of work to strict timelines.

 
 
 

Balancing skills and cultural fit in IT recruitment

Balancing skills and cultural fit in IT recruitment
They might appear to be the perfect candidate – highly skilled on paper, interview well and both engaging and professional – but on the job and in the team, it can be a different story altogether.

Finding a balance between skills and a good cultural fit is a common dilemma across professions, and the unique skill requirements of ICT can make it even harder.

 
 
 

IT jobs outlook strong for contractors

IT jobs outlook strong for contractors

Professionals looking for IT jobs may want to revisit contracting: employers are now more likely to hire ICT contractors than permanent employees, according to the latest Hudson Report.

The Hudson Report, released this week, shows intention to hire IT contractors rose 2.0pp (percentage points) to 29.4% this quarter, the highest of all professions.

Intention to hire permanent IT employees, on the other hand, decreased, falling 3.6pp to 25.2%.

The figures suggest more IT employers could hire contractors than permanent staff this quarter, a result unseen in The Hudson Report in recent years.

 
 
 
 

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