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.
#TechTrendsQ4 Tech Hiring Webcast:How Technology Has Transformed the Workforce. 1
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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
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
Retention Strategies • Engage and Challenge • Communicate • Listen • Culture • Cutting Edge and Emerging Technologies • Mix IT and Business • Compensate Competitively 21
Q4 Hiring Outlook for IT Professionals “CIO’s are on the spot to demonstrate business ideas- not just tech focused ideas” 22
Q4 Tech Hiring WebcastRecap› The Workforce is transformed…where do you stand?› Mind the “Talent” Gap› You don’t need a Billboard… 23