Technical skills need improvement

Survey reveals areas of weakness for IT workers.

According to a recent national poll, the area where most chief information officers feel their IT staff could improve is in keeping technical skills up to date.

The survey was developed by RHI Consulting, a provider of information technology professionals, and was conducted by an independent research firm. Responses were received from 270 CIOs of Canadian companies with at least 100 employees.

The CIOs were asked, “In which one of the following areas do you think your IT staff could most use improvement?”. They responded as follows:

Technical skills: 30 per cent

Verbal and written communication skills: 21 per cent

Project management: 18 per cent

Organizational skills:16 per cent

Interpersonal abilities: 9 per cent

Other/don’t know: 6 per cent

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