Poaching Will Be Even More Aggressive This Year

Most hiring managers and recruiters – 54 percent – think companies will be more aggressive this year when it comes to poaching in IT talent. This month’s Dice Report says the idea is especially pronounced in the tech and consulting businesses. There, 62 percent see poaching activity building up.

Who are they going after?

Companies still want what they need to move projects ahead quickly: multi-skilled, experienced technology professionals with industry-specific experience. Hiring managers believe these traits help diminish the potential risk around making a poor hiring decision. And the likelihood that the requirement for industry experience will be relaxed in 2011? Nearly three-quarters of corporate respondents are doubtful, saying that relaxing the requirement would be unlikely, or there would be no change.

You can read the full report here.

— Mark Feffer

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