More IT Pros Stand Firm During Salary Negotiations

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2014-07-10
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    70% of hiring managers plan to hire more tech pros in the next six months, slightly down from 73% six months ago.

While hiring plans for IT workers are in a slight decline, tech professionals are increasingly leveraging the existing demand for their skills to obtain better compensation packages, according to a recent survey from Dice.com. Findings also show that a significant number of IT pros are rejecting job offers outright. As a result, managers are struggling with the large number of tech positions that remain unfilled, presenting IT employees with a potential opportunity to stand firm during salary negotiations. After all, time may be fleeting for organizations to land needed talent. "Employers have been dealing with a tight technology job market for four years," says Shravan Goli, president of Dice.com, an online jobs and career community for technology professionals. "That said, [on a recent day] more than 7,500 U.S. technology professionals updated their résumés on Dice, signaling that they are open for a change. [Companies] should be as efficient as possible in putting the slate of candidates together." More than 700 hiring managers took part in the research. As a bonus, we're including tips on negotiating for a higher salary, compiled by Lifehacker.com.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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