The number of CIOs planning to increase their IT staff is forecast to dip in the third quarter, but total hiring should remain positive, recruiting company Robert Half Technology reported last week.
In a poll of 1,400 CIOs from U.S. companies with at least 100 employees, the company found 8% expect to hire IT workers next quarter, while just 3% plan to cut staff. The large majority, 88%, expect to maintain existing staff levels.
The latest projection is less than in the second quarter, when 9% expected to hire, the highest level in two years. Nevertheless, signs point to a positive job market, as business expansion for the third consecutive quarter remained the leading reason for IT hiring.