Robert Half Technology conducts extensive research on hiring and employment trends. Our latest
research, including results from our ongoing surveys of technology executives, can be found at
http://www.roberthalftechnology.com/Home. Below is a snapshot of some recent research.
CIOs Anticipate More IT Hiring in the Third Quarter
Information technology recruitment activity is expected to gain momentum in the third quarter,
according to the latest Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. Some of the key findings
• A net 6% of CIOs plan to expand their IT departments in Q3. This is up four points from the same
time last year
• Eighty-one percent of CIOs said they are confident in their companies’ growth prospects in the
• Skills in network administration remains in high demand followed by desktop support and
• Business services and construction are the two industries reporting the most optimistic hiring
plans for the third quarter
Many CIOs Establish Stricter Social Networking Policies, Survey Shows
Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are becoming more common in the workplace, but
many companies are tightening their grip on how employees use these channels at work. Robert Half
Technology surveyed 1,400 CIOs to better understand how companies are changing their policies related
to social networking.
CIOs were asked, “As social networking has become more of a business tool, how have you had to re-evaluate
your IT policies surrounding its use by employees in your company?” They reported
• Thirty-eight percent of CIOs have implemented stricter social networking policies
• Seventeen percent said they have relaxed the rules
• Twenty-three percent are more strict with respect to personal use
• A previous study found that more than 55% of companies have social networking policies that ban the
use of social networking altogether.
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