Which country is hiring the most CDOs?

Which country is hiring the most CDOs?

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With digital disruption topping the list of organisational agendas, in terms of embracing technological leaders, Irish companies are ahead of their global counterparts.

According to research from Harvey Nash, almost one third of Irish organisations are operating with a Chief Digital Officer (CDO). This is well above the global average of 25%.

With 29% of Irish companies having a CDO in place, Ireland ranks ahead of the UK (27%), the USA (21%) and Portugal (20%) - Irish Tech news reports.

Furthermore, 37% of organisations in Ireland are actively investing in digital labour, 2% more than the global average. A figure greater than both Germany (33%) and Canada (28%).

Sonya Curley, Managing Director at Harvey Nash Ireland, comments: “Irish organisations clearly understand that embracing digital leadership is integral to upholding their continued success and dominance in the tech industry. It is hugely encouraging to see that Irish companies are ahead of the curve when it comes to hiring strategically for digital leadership.

“Companies here are getting to grips with the idea that investment in digital labour helps rather than hinders business productivity, as it frees up time for workers to focus on more strategic tasks.”

The study also found just 13% of Chief Intelligence Officers (CIO) in Ireland moved jobs within the last year, indicating a high level of job satisfaction, security and stability.

“Job security and retention are of vital importance to businesses, especially as the war for talent is so fierce,” adds Curley. “That CIOs in Ireland are both comfortable and secure in their positions is a testament to the flourishing tech industry here and further proves Irish organisations’ prominence in digital leadership on an international level.”

About Harvey Nash Executive Search

Harvey Nash Executive Search is part of Harvey Nash Group plc. For over two decades, they have served as an advisor to global businesses, SMEs, governments and NFP institutions. They operate across Europe, the US and AsiaPac, balancing international reach with local market knowledge. Their core business is executive search, but they have built a board assessment and leadership consulting business representing 20% of their revenues.

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