- A survey by career site Dice found that 78% of hiring managers anticipate bringing on more tech people in the first six months of 2016 compared to the second half of 2015.
- Of those companies that plan to hire, 71% of them said they plan to increase their teams by 11% or more.
- The survey also revealed that finding skilled talent is still a challenge. Nearly half of hiring managers said the time to fill open positions has grown since last year.
Dice’s survey of human resource managers, recruiters, and consulting and staffing companies also found that companies are showing more interest in people with less experience. Twenty-seven percent of hiring managers said they plan to hire entry-level candidates, up nine points from last year, and 62% said they want candidates with two to five years of experience, up eight points from 2014.
"The environment for a talent crisis in tech has been growing over the past few years, and as the level of interest in technology professionals rises, it doesn't appear the challenging recruitment market will lighten any time soon," said Bob Melk, president of Dice.
Over half of respondents also say they’re providing more perks as well as incentives such as sign-on bonuses, company-paid mobile plans and unlimited vacation.