Janco finds recruiting qualified IT Pros depends on accurate job descriptions - only 34% of organizations surveyed meet this objective

Compensation for qualified IT Pros is peaking with increases in the 6 to 10% range as demand rises and supplies are limited – reference checking is a must

Park City UT) - Janco Associates has just completed a review of job descriptions for IT professionals at 174 organizations and found that only 34% of the organizations have updated job descriptions for all their IT professionals. Janco used its Internet and IT Job Descriptions as the basis for this analysis. IT job descriptions provide CIOs. IT Managers, and HR professionals a base line they can use to better manage the recruiting, compensation, and staff performance analysis.

The CEO of Janco, Victor Janulaitis said, "It is important for the success of an IT organization that it find and hire individuals who can have the right skills and can successfully utilize them. In this study we identified several common reasons why new hires do not work out: job responsibilities not clearly defined, different expectations for new hire and the enterprise; and cultural miss-match. Janco’s job descriptions are a tool that provides a proven baseline to address these issues.”

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The CEO added, "Checking references is still the most used process for verification of candidate-specific information and skill levels, education and job experience. With almost 1 of 2 (46%) using that as a standard practice." Janulaitis also said, "We discovered that employers now are starting to depend on social media to verify key information that candidates put on their resumes. Janco found in the review of 450 hires at 78 companies, the verification processes used by employers for information on candidates varied significantly. Before job offers are made employers checked references - 46%; depended on candidate's answers during the interview process - 30%; evaluated candidate's social media persona - 26%; contacted employers/schools listed on resumes 17%; asked follow-up questions of candidates after the primary interview - 6%; implemented probational hiring - 4%; reviewed samples of candidate's work 2%; and tested the candidate during the hiring process 2%." The numbers are greater than 100% as many employers had multiple responses.

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Janco is an international consulting firm that follows issues that concern CIOs and CFOs. The firm publishes a series of IT and business Infrastructure HandiGuides® and Templates including IT Infrastructure Policies and Procedures, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Template, Security Template, IT Job Descriptions, and its semi-annual IT Salary Survey.