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How Technology Has Transformed The Workforce

The rapid adoption of mobile, cloud, and social technologies has caused a major shift in the IT landscape and the makeup of its workforce. The omnipresence of these technologies in peoples' daily lives and in the workplace has ignited IT staffing budgets and the job market for IT Pros. Stephany Samuels, Senior VP, Bluewolf, discusses the technology skillsets that are in the highest demand for 2012. In addition to the Q4 hiring outlook for IT professionals, we share strategies for hiring and retaining top tech talent.

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How Technology Has Transformed The Workforce

  1. 1. #TechTrendsQ4 Tech Hiring Webcast:How Technology Has Transformed the Workforce. 1
  2. 2. Bluewolf Welcomes You!› 11 years of IT consulting experience› Help companies become iterative & Agile› Nationwide Technology Specific Staffing› Thought leader in technology and professional development training 2
  3. 3. A Workforce Transformed Past IT Future IT 3
  4. 4. Consumerization of IT Employees leading change in the Enterprise 4
  5. 5. Past ITFuture IT Dell , “The Evolving workforce, www.dell.com” 5
  6. 6. Past ITFuture IT Dell , “The Evolving workforce, www.dell.com” 6
  7. 7. Past ITFuture IT Dell , “The Evolving workforce, www.dell.com” 7
  8. 8. State of IT JobsThe Good News: › 47% Increase in online job postings in 2011 › Low unemployment rate in tech › Salaries on the rise Monster , “Monster Employment Index, 2010” 8
  9. 9. 2012 Technology OutlookInnovation areas › Mobile › User Engagement › Big Data › Consumerization of IT › Cloud Technologies 9
  10. 10. 2012 Tech Skills in Demand Heat Map 10
  11. 11. Soft Skills of the Future IT WorkforceThe “Agile” Workforce › Agile › High Business Fluency › Social › Collaborative 11
  12. 12. Financial Services 12
  13. 13. Media 13
  14. 14. Retail 14
  15. 15. The Tech Talent Issue Why Now? › Increased Competition › Mind the Gap › “Sellers” Market “60% of new jobs being created will require skills held by 20% of the population.” Harvard Business Review , “The Talent Issue, October 2011” 15
  16. 16. Yahoo 16
  17. 17. Electronic Arts 17
  18. 18. Google 18
  19. 19. Meet Stephany! 19
  20. 20. Hiring Strategies • Act Swiftly • Get Clear • Hire Attitude • Sell your company • Consider Contract to Hire “40% of companies planning to hire that have had openings for 6 Months or more. McKinsey Quarterly, “Job Creation and Americas Future” June 2011” 20
  21. 21. Retention Strategies • Engage and Challenge • Communicate • Listen • Culture • Cutting Edge and Emerging Technologies • Mix IT and Business • Compensate Competitively 21
  22. 22. Q4 Hiring Outlook for IT Professionals “CIO’s are on the spot to demonstrate business ideas- not just tech focused ideas” 22
  23. 23. Q4 Tech Hiring WebcastRecap› The Workforce is transformed…where do you stand?› Mind the “Talent” Gap› You don’t need a Billboard… 23
  24. 24. #TechTrendsThank You! 24

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