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CFOs, CIOs Plan Slower Q2 Hiring

March 07 2012

Chief financial officers and chief information officers plan slower hiring in the second quarter than the first, according to survey results released by Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Technology, divisions of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

For the second quarter, 4 percent of the more than 1,400 chief financial officers surveyed for the Robert Half financial hiring index said they expect to add staff, down from 20 percent who said they planned to add staff in the first-quarter survey.

However, for the second quarter, 91 percent of CFOs plan to maintain current personnel levels, up from 69 percent in the first-quarter survey. Fewer CFOs plan to cut staff in the second quarter, 5 percent, compared to 11 percent who forecast staff cuts for the first quarter.

Among chief information officers, 8 percent of the more than 1,400 CIOs surveyed by Robert Half Technology reported they plan to add staff in the second quarter, down from 20 percent in the first-quarter survey. However, 5 percent of CIOs plan to cut staff in the second quarter compared to 10 percent who said the same in the first quarter survey.

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