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Chief information officers plan to add staff in the third quarter, but hiring levels will be down from the second quarter, according to a survey released today by Robert Half Technology, part of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). In a separate survey, Robert Half Financial found CFOs' third-quarter hiring plans are flat compared with a year ago.
In the survey of CIOs, 14% said they planned to add information technology staff in the third quarter and 4% planned reductions for a net hiring index of 10%. While hiring continues, that's lower than the net hiring index of 15% for the third quarter of 2007.
The CFO survey found that 6% planned to hire finance and accounting staff in the third quarter while 6% forecast cuts for a net hiring index of zero. That compares to a net hiring index of 3% for the third quarter of 2007.
The surveys questioned more than 1,400 CIOs and more than 1,400 CFOs.