[News] CIOs Reveal Top Barriers To Bringing On Tech Talent

In a just released survey of more than 2,500 CIOs and 1,000 U.S. workers in 25 metropolitan areas, Robert Half Technology conducted, through an independent research firm, a survey to determine the top barriers to bringing on tech talent.

For CIOs, the most common barrier to landing the best candidates is not being able to meet salary demands (44 percent), followed by not finding enough qualified applicants (33 percent) and not being seen as an employer of choice (21 percent). A lengthy hiring process is also a hindrance. The Robert Half Technology research shows it takes an average of 4.5 weeks to fill a staff-level IT role, and 41 percent of technology leaders surveyed said their hiring process takes longer than they would like.

From the candidate’s perspective, a report from Robert Half found that the most frustrating part of the job search is the long post-interview wait to hear if they got the job, according to 57 percent of workers. When asked how long they are willing to wait for a status update from an employer before losing interest in the role, 69 percent of workers said up to two weeks.

See an infographic for a breakdown of the full results.