While The number of IT job openings is going up, an estimated four per cent according to numbers supplied by recruting firm CNC Global Ltd., employers may be having trouble finding the right skill sets.
Christopher Drummond, vice-president of marketing, CNC Global, says the numbers add up to the strongest job market the company has seen in three years but it’s not technical skills that are in demand: “IT is becoming more of a strategic partner involved in business development and this shift in thinking has led many companies to seek business related skills in addition to traditional IT ones.”
Companies are having trouble getting the right people because of a disconnect between what HR is putting in job ads and what executives really want, says Paul Swinwood, president of the Software Human Resource Council (SHRC). “For the people that can speak both sides, we’re seeing quite an increase in demand there.”

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