2013's Highest and Lowest Recruiting Priorities

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Despite many tech professionals feeling Big Data is played out, hiring managers and recruiters disagree and they ranked data professionals in the spotlight at number four on the list of top priorities. Harnessing information for business gains is becoming a core skill and a necessary investment companies are willing to make - particularly when data professionals have excellent communications skills. That's driving Big Data job postings on Dice to more than triple year/year.

With tech hiring on a steady growth path during the first half of 2013, companies and recruiters say they have a virtually unchanged set of hiring priorities for the year. But, there is one new entrant that didn't even make the top 10 list last year – data analysts or analytic talent.

While every employee potentially adds value to a company, not every skillset is the same. A simple, intuitive rule of thumb, as evidenced by responses from the nearly 1,100 tech-focused hiring pros recently surveyed by Dice: The less evolved the set of skills, the less experienced the employee, the lower on the priority list when it comes to hiring in the tech department.

This slideshow features 2013's five highest tech hiring priorities, as well as five low-priority hires for the year, as identified by Dice.com.


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