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JDA SME (Subject Matter Expert) - Information Technology - The Fordyce Letter, January 2005 Volume XXXVII

By James Del Monte, JDA Professional Services, Inc.

Information technology - we have seen the supply and demand curves change again and we are now in a candidate driven market.  Over the last 6 months, we have seen that the better candidates, the A and B+ ones, have choices and we have had more turndowns because of the competitive market.  If our candidate base has the higher demand skills, they are in good shape.  If they are in one of the commodity markets, it's still a difficult market.  We are starting to see salaries increase and retention issues creeping up.  From and employer's perspective, I would describe the market as spotty with an up trend.  We are seeing more companies doing selective hiring, adding one or two additional positions but not doing all out large scale hiring and if they are we are seeing more of this going off shore out to an outsource type company.  We have had more call-in business in the last 60 days than over the last 2 years and hare getting less push back on fees.  Our clients are telling us that their ads are postings are not producing the right results and since they have only a few key positions, make the right hire is even more critical.  We are optimistic for the future and are adding recruiters to increase candidate flow as we are projecting that people are going to get scarce in the near future.  My personal commitment for this cycle is to take full advantage of its potential.

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