ITCRA, the IT Contracting and Recruitment Association, took the temperature of its members in a recent survey ahead of the release of its latest industry benchmarking survey which is scheduled for next week. According to ITCRA CEO, Julie Mills, ICT recruiters no longer see the economy or access to good candidates as their biggest challenge – instead it’s the attitude of employers, particularly with regard to cost cutting and staff turnover, which is now putting a dampener on the market.
She said IT recruiters were now in the grip of a “tightening market” as employers cooled their heels.
The straw poll – which involved around 10 per cent of ITCRA’s membership – also identified recent Government changes to the Living Away from Home Allowance and ACT Payroll tax as an issue of concern for IT recruiters.
Ms Mills said that she expected the impact of the Queensland cuts to skew the national benchmarking results which are due to be released next week.
Despite sitting in the doldrums at present the poll did find that IT recruiters were slightly more optimistic about the future compared to the current IT recruitment climate.