As technology and job requirements co-evolve, training and development become more important for IT staffers. In a new survey, 25% of chief information officers (CIOs) ranked technical skills as the area in which their IT staff could most use improvement. Project management abilities were a close second with 23% of the responses.
The national poll includes responses from more than 1,400 CIOs from a stratified random sample of U.S. companies with 100 or more employees. It was conducted by an independent research firm and developed by Robert Half Technology, a leading provider of information technology professionals on a project and full-time basis.
CIOs were asked "In which of the following areas do you think your IT staff could most use improvement?"
- Technical abilities -- 25%
- Project management skills -- 23%
- Verbal and written communication abilities -- 15%
- Organizational skills -- 14%
- Interpersonal skills -- 12%
- None/no improvements needed -- 3%
- Other/don't know -- 8%
(Source: Robert Half Technology)
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