The survey by Robert Half International Inc, a staffing firm in Toronto, Canada reveals that the present year will be a fruitful year for the IT professionals.
The nation will see an increased demand for IT professionals this year, the survey shows.
IT pros will demand higher salaries-- According to director of technology services with Robert Half International Inc., Geoff Thompson, the job market has improved the confidence level of people for asking higher salaries.
Hence, they will demand better salaries from their employers, both existing as well as potential. Around 26 percent of IT pros admit being comfortable while negotiating while 35 said their level of comfort while negotiating was moderate.
Great demand for IT professionals in Canada--Professionals with IT skills will rule the roost in terms of negotiating higher salaries as the employers in Canada start recruiting employees for full-time jobs rather than hiring people on contractual basis in the IT sector.
This is going to be a welcome surprise from the previous year when the employers enjoyed liberty in providing lower payouts to the employees in the IT sector due to recession, states the IT division manager with staffing firm (Hays Specialist Recruitment Canada), Travis O’Rourke.
As compared to the hiring rate of 30 percent last year in IT sector, the hiring spree will grow tremendously this year, the survey findings show.
Attract IT people with better payouts—The survey findings clearly maintain that if the employers in Canada want to allure more candidates to join their firms, they must be ready to shell out higher salaries and pay-packages to them. Better salaries cannot just invite IT professionals for joining companies but even existing IT employees can also be allured to keep working on their positions and avoid moving for greener pastures, states O’Rourke. Employers will have to give salaries to their staff members as well as new hires, O’Rourke asserts.
Varied levels of recruitment across Canada—The survey also seems to suggest that the hiring levels will vary from one province to another. Calgary will be the leader in terms of hiring new employees for IT sector. This is clear as nearly 70 percent of Calgary employers express adding new workforce this year in the IT sector. The rate of new recruitment in Toronto and Vancouver will be 43 percent and 50 percent respectively.