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Seattle CIO Insights | 2016 A Year in Review

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Insights and opinions from Seattle-area CIOs on the tech industry

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Seattle CIO Insights | 2016 A Year in Review

  1. 1. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Seattle Tech Roundup A year-in-review from Seattle CIOs 2016
  2. 2. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Technical Skills in Demand  The top skills in demand among Seattle CIOs: – Desktop support – Database management – Network administration – Wireless network management 2
  3. 3. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. The Pressure is Rising  Eighty-one percent of Seattle CIOs report the pressure their teams face has increased compared to five years ago.  Staying current on industry trends creates the greatest source of pressure. 3
  4. 4. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Soft Skills are Hot  CIOs report the soft skills that need the most improvement among their teams: – Communication – Work ethics – Problem-solving skills 4
  5. 5. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Turnover is a Top Concern  Fifty-six percent of Seattle CIOs are concerned about losing top tech talent.  Twenty-eight percent said losing them would greatly impact their business. 5
  6. 6. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Turnover is a Top Concern  Fifty-six percent of Seattle CIOs are concerned about losing top tech talent.  Twenty-eight percent said losing them would greatly impact their business. 5

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