IT Talent Shortage to Make for a Challenging Hiring Environment in 2015
Harrisburg, PA, March 30, 2015– At a time when many businesses are optimistic about growth and innovation and the economy is stabilizing, forecasts are consistently showing that the top areas for both hiring and skill deficiencies are IT.
The future looks promising for IT professionals – with the IT unemployment rate at under 3%. According to one survey, 54% of companies surveyed said they expect to hire new IT employees in 2015. Specifically those with specialized skills in cloud, mobile technology, security & big data.
However, Gartner, Inc. says that up to 49% of US employers struggle to fill mission-critical job vacancies, with IT positions continuing to rank among the top ten hardest jobs to fill. And 80% of IT and business managers report there are skills gaps inside their IT departments affecting at least one area of business.
“There has definitely been a shift in power – from the employer to the employee”, said CREDO Technology Solutions President Greg Bair. “While this is great for IT candidates with key skill sets, our clients need to take the environment into consideration, plan ahead and work with us to determine the specific resources they will need for future initiatives so that we can help them ensure they meet their business objectives.”
“In light of the current environment, CREDO Technology Solutions recently expanded its Talent Acquisition organization to be better positioned to connect clients with the top-notch IT talent they need. We also have some key relationships with educators to ensure that we continue to build a strong pipeline of skilled candidates,” said Bair.
About CREDO Technology Solutions
CREDO Technology Solutions is a national strategic IT consulting firm with offices in several major cities across the US. CREDO is a certified Minority Business Enterprise in PA, NJ, DE and VA, an Oracle GOLD and PeopleSoft Partner. Through our expertise in Project Delivery Assurance & IT Talent Acquisition, we bring our commitment to ensuring project success to every project we touch.