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IT Labor Supply Tightens
The pool of IT professionals seeking employment shrunk in 2004 and early 2005. Computer workers are experiencing the lowest jobless rate since 2001. This report, based on our 2005 IT Salary Report, provides employment statistics for eight IT job categories, and it should alert IT managers to the upcoming shortage of skilled professionals to fill job openings and concomitant demand-driven wage increases. This article also reports the results of a Computer Economics survey on the effectiveness of personnel management and workload management processes, disciplines that are essential in addressing the tightening IT labor supply. (5 pp., 4 figs.)
IT Staffing Trends: A Rocky Road Continues for 2003 (1Q03)
Recent surveys indicate that IT staffing levels will remain relatively flat in 2003 and many organizations are struggling with "burnout" among their technical staff.
Rising Discontent Evident in the IT Work Environment
Computer Economics asked over 50 IT professionals questions regarding their working life and compensation trends. In many ways their attitudes reflect a growing trend of discontent among IT workers.
IT Contractor/Temp Use Falls Dramatically in Utility Companies
Although most industries have experienced a significant decrease in the use of IT contractor/temp personnel, utility companies have been more aggressive than most in pulling in the reins on this spending category.
Misrepresentation on Resumes
The ADP Screening and Selection Services Hiring Index shows the extent of misrepresentation that exists on people’s resumes. The study also indicates what employers can look for during the hiring process to avoid common hiring risks. Overall, through the years, the Index has shown a consistent trend of high hiring risks. The trends of resume fraud are consistent over the past several years.