The ManpowerGroup Annual Talent Shortage Survey has revealed that for the last two years IT staff roles have been the sixth-hardest to fill. In other words: the vacancies are out there.
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This is great news for those in the IT business looking for greener pastures. But the challenge is that no all IT jobs are created equal. Some roles are much harder to fill than others.
A pool of over 1500 employers was surveyed.
One of the interesting outcomes for the survey was that some of the recruitment tactics of prospective employers were revealed. For example, one of the strategies being used was to employ people from "non-traditional" paths and offering them training. That's great news for folks looking to change to a new career but are put off by having to do their own training or signing up for a degree.
The right attitude and a desire to learn, along with some life and work experience are being increasingly seen as important assets.