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Poll: What tech positions will you be hiring for in 2013?


Do you have plans to hire personnel in 2013? We'd like to know your priorities. Please take the poll below to give us a snapshot:

If you choose Other, could you specify in the discussion area below what positions?

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7 comments
Slayer_
Slayer_

Not actively however. They wait until someone quits then they close the position. I suppose it's less of a moral hit to do it that way.

greg.buccheri
greg.buccheri

There is a great lack of good "all rounder's" out there, it seems that there are two many up and coming candidates who have studied for specific areas of IT. I for one would like to find a candidate who has a general knowledge of all IT and who is not afraid to get in and get dirty so to speak. We have taken on a few graduates over the years who not only had great paperwork but who interviewed well but it soon became clear that despite the teaching they had been given at university the skill to back engineer a problem with systems seemed to be beyond them. Yes they will learn in time but what about right now? If like me you have an enterprise the incorporates Microsoft, Linux, Oracle and VMware including all flavours of Windows plus Mac what do you do to find a good all rounder that can get stuck in straight away?

davelevy@work
davelevy@work

I've been looking for a new position and I think "other" may be other kinds of development stacks (.NET, Ruby on Rails) or other specific skills in the stack (PHP, javascript) or the continuing search for Bid Data/Business Intelligence (both physical and development) people that are not considered Data Analysts.

Deadly Ernest
Deadly Ernest

area are going to get buried in calls from staff as to how to use or fix things due to the changes and the fact the BYOD stuff does NOT come all set up to integrate with the corporate systems, let alone do so in a safe and secure manner.

VincenzoAI
VincenzoAI

If 'Other' continues to hold the lead then this isn't very useful data for someone like me!

davelevy@work
davelevy@work

I think the problem is that enterprise hiring habits have penalized good all rounders. Add to that the current hiring trends of requiring extensive training in one area in order to get your resume looked at makes it even harder to find someone who knows more than one discipline. You need to look to smaller organizations where the tech are required to do more than one type of system and then figure out what would entice them to move to the "big leagues". Money is good, but it's not often enough. Don't forget that the biggest demotivator for most of these guys is the lack of control in bigger situations becuase of "bureacracy" forced on them in orde to meet SAS/SOX/HIPAA/PCI/etc. compliance.

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