President & CEO
Harvey Nash USAPAC
CIO Survey Review: My Top Three Insights
• Two thirds of CIOs reporting skills shortage - up 10% from 2015 - to highest level since 2008.
• 35% CIOs are delivering an enterprise-wide digital strategy, up from 27% in 2015.
• 9% of senior IT leadership roles are now held by women, up by a third since last year
Your Hiring Strategy Is More Important to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Than You Might Think
As the President and CEO of Harvey Nash USA, I spend a lot of time talking to clients as they are planning their quarterly and annual hiring strategies. The decision to grow headcount often requires business leaders to take the wider economic climate into consideration. In recent years, both in the U.S. and overseas, a lot of businesses have been taking advantage of low interest rates to expand.
2016 is the Year of the CIO
2016 is the Chinese year of the Monkey, and this year's element is Fire. A 'Fire Monkey' is said to be ambitious and adventurous, but irritable. This happens to be a handy analogy for describing how CIOs feel according to early results from the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey!
Following are a few early insights into the trends emerging as senior IT leaders from around the world continue to participate in the survey:
Be an IT Talent Scrooge
Learn from the Past for a Brighter 2016
Without the ghosts and scare tactics (well maybe one or two), I am going to encourage you to look with me back on 2015. Let's explore three IT talent acquisition lessons that we can take from 2015 in order to improve how your organization finds, retains and cultivates tech talent in the year ahead.