The 5 biggest challenges when hiring tech talent

17th April, 2019

Tech talent, finding it is hard. It doesn’t matter whether you are an SME’s or corporate behemoth, as we meet with organisations of all types, it’s a subject that is at the forefront of peoples minds. As technology immerses itself into every aspect of our modern lives the human element has never been more important.

It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the business environment, but the ever-advancing nature of the tech world – coupled with a widely-reported skills shortage in this often-complex arena – can make hiring tech talent extremely tough!

In the latest edition of HR News, our own Rachel McElroy shares 5 of the biggest challenges and – most importantly – how to overcome them…

“Speak to any organisation about their resourcing model, at present, and it is highly likely they’ll report that finding the right people is hard. Gartner’s emerging risk study ranked the global talent shortage as the number one risk factor in the last quarter of 2018, up from third place in the second quarter of the year.
At the start of 2018, talent shortages did not even feature in their data.

Talk specifically to businesses in the tech sector and the challenges are undoubtedly magnified further still. Unemployment, generally, is at a record low and there are myriads of exciting companies in the market, for those looking for a new role.

There’s no doubting this is a tough time for those with hiring responsibilities, but there are ways to overcome the difficulties associated with attracting and employing the best tech talent.”

Rachel’s 5 challenges highlighted in the article are:

Skills shortage

Leadership/C suite buy-in

Hiring strategy inefficiencies

Contract vs permanent

Searching and searching and searching!

You can read the full editorial here 

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