As IT hiring ramps up in 2014, many job market experts are predicting a tech talent shortage. And certainly among the hot skill sets security, Big Data, .NET and Java developers, project managers, business analysts and anyone with cloud or mobile experience you can expect to see some sort of talent war, says Matthew Ripaldi, senior vice-president at Modis, a global provider of IT staffing services.
However, while recruiters agree that demand is growing faster than supply, they also say that better hiring practices can go a long way toward helping companies achieve the hiring goals. Indeed, says Michael Morell, co-founder of tech recruiter Riviera Partners, "there's actually a shortage of companies and hiring managers who really understand what it takes to recruit top talent."
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