However, despite this talent shortage having persisted, we must ask the question: is there really a tech talent shortage or are businesses approaching recruitment in the wrong way?
According to Korn Ferry’s recent report, by 2030, over 85 million jobs could go unfilled because of the acute global talent shortage.
Right now, COVID is a huge contributor to the talent shortage. With lockdowns being mandated across the world, consumer behaviour shifted rapidly towards online channels. For many businesses this meant a rapid digitisation project and the requirement for technical teams to support this. This is when the demand really started to exceed supply.
However this isn't the only reason. Other reasons include:
Digitisation is only increasing in speed. So how do we tackle the ongoing issue?
In a recent podcast, hosted by Tech & Digital Recruitment Director Manny, and Nimble Approach's Senior Agile Delivery Lead Mhairi Davidson explores one of the easiest and potentially highly beneficial ways businesses can mitigate the challenges of the current market: hiring from outside your industry.
Mhairi is a huge success story in that department. After several years moving up the sales and recruitment career ladder, Mhairi made the jump into a role as Head of People, and then into Technical Project Management, where she has now moved up into her current role as Senior Agile Delivery Lead. Hiring from outside your traditional scopes is a great way to widen your talent pool and hire some fantastic talent with great potential, just like Mhairi.
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