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Chief financial officers’ and chief information officers’ hiring plans remain little changed in the third quarter after slower hiring in the second quarter, according to survey results released by Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Technology, divisions of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).
For the third quarter, 3.0 percent of the more than 1,400 chief financial officers said they expect to add staff, down just 1.0 percent from the second-quarter survey. Fewer CFOs plan to cut staff in the second quarter, 4.0 percent, compared with 5.0 percent who forecast staff cuts for the second quarter.
Meanwhile, 93 percent of CIOs plan to maintain current personnel levels in the third quarter, up from 91 percent in the second-quarter survey Five percent of the more than 1,400 CIOs surveyed by Robert Half Technology reported they plan to add staff in the third quarter, down from 8.0 percent in the second-quarter survey. However, 4.0 percent of CIOs plan to cut staff in the third-quarter compared with 5.0 percent who said the same in the second-quarter survey.