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CIOs, CFOs to ease back on hiring

March 03 2009

Chief information officers and chief financial officers plan to hold back on adding staff in the second quarter, according to two surveys released by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

A survey of CIOs found that 8% plan to add staff in the second quarter while 6% plan to cut staff for a net hiring increase of 2%. That compares to a net 8% increase projected for the first quarter.

A majority of CIOs, 83%, plan to maintain their present staff levels in the second quarter.

The survey also found that one in five information technology executives who planned to add staff will hire a mix of full-time and contract workers. It also found that desktop support is the technical skill set most in demand.

In a survey of CFOs, Robert Half reported 5% plan to add staff in the second quarter while 7% plan to cut staff for a net decrease of 2%. That contrasts with the 1% net increase that was planned for the first quarter.

Most CFOs, 86%, plan to maintain their present staff levels in the second quarter, according to the survey.

The surveys questioned more than 1,400 CIOs and more than 1,400 CFOs.

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