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Although the Talent Market is Still Strong, IT Hiring has Cooled

Don't minimize the role of external recruiters and consultants

Earlier this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) painted a concerning picture of the employment decline in information technology (IT). That decline has begun to level, showing signs of recovery as tech giants realize (for arguably the second time in the past decade amid increased cybersecurity concerns) that, when possible, IT departments should be omitted from layoff considerations.

In many cases, headline-grabbing layoffs dug too far into IT departments. So, how can organizations quickly scale their workforce? There are several imperatives for leadership teams to keep in mind.

First, make sure you have a clear plan and hierarchy in place. Confirm that your human resources and finance departments align with the budget, timeline and levels you’re looking to hire for. Clear job descriptions are also critical. 

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