People with IT skills are in high demand. Much like many other industries, technology employers are struggling to find qualified workers to fill the list of open jobs. While the shortage of skilled IT workers is nothing new, it is becoming more of an issue.
A number of reports suggest that even though the demand for technology will be high in 2022, a shortage of skilled IT workers will disrupt technology programs.
Nicole Lewis, on Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), identified a number of reports regarding the state of the IT worker crunch.
The Impact of Technology in 2022 and Beyond: an IEEE Global Study found:
“97 percent of IT leaders agree that their team is working more closely than ever with human resource leaders to implement workplace technologies—though it may take longer than usual due to the staffing shortages.”
The 2021-2023 Emerging Technology Roadmap for Large Enterprises report from Gartner Inc., found:
“64% of IT executives cite talent shortages as the most significant barrier to the adoption of emerging technology, compared with only 4 percent in 2020.”
Given the current situation, it’s imperative for tech employers to focus on recruitment efforts. Our technology recruiters in Toronto have identified these ways to take advantage of the technology recruitment crunch in 2022:
Using these strategies can help you continue to thrive, even when you face recruitment challenges.
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Jackie is a Recruitment Consultant on our Technology recruitment team. With over 10 years of recruitment experience, she has recruited for clients across a variety of industries and for various functional areas including IT, Engineering, Accounting/Finance and Operations.