Despite the remarkable growth seen in computer science occupations, there are still numerous challenges IT hiring managers face that could limit productivity. The recession is said to have ended five years ago, but IT employers have yet to see much difference.

The following list illustrates the most pressing challenges faced by IT hiring managers in 2014 according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Career Builder* and

  • Retaining Top Talent – 36%
  • Lifting Employee Morale – 31%
  • Recruiting High Skill Applicants- 29%
  • Providing Competitive Compensation – 27%
  • Worker Burnout – 26%

As you can see the top priorities for hiring managers right now is finding the top candidates and ensuring they stick with the company. The most able and in-demand workers are being sought out by many companies nationwide. As such many hiring managers are realizing that in order to stay competitive in the job market they need to be proactive in increasing employee morale and create incentives for employees to stay.

What is the top hiring challenge you’re facing this year?

If you’re finding it challenging to find, hire and retain top IT talent please give us a call at 847.202.3242.

*The survey from Career builder was conducted from November 6th to December 2nd, 2013, and represents a sample of 161 IT hiring managers and human resource professionals across a variety of company sizes.