The need for highly skilled tech employees is rapidly increasing; unfortunately, it's also increasingly difficult to find those skilled employees. The skills gap is already impacting many sectors, including technology. Research predicts that the technology, media, and telecommunication industries could be short by more than 1.1 million skilled workers globally by 2020.
As recently published in Staffing Stream. There is often a barrier between recruiting departments and hiring managers when it comes to working together to staff an organization. This problem frequently originates due to miscommunication between the two groups regarding the qualities and skills required for the role they want to fill. It also arises when organizations are understaffed and experience urgency around the need to fill open seats.
Unemployment rates are some of the lowest the United States has seen since 1969; while this is a sign of economic confidence, it’s not always good news for employers. The US Department of Labor reported there are 6.66 million job openings in the United States. But only 6.56 million people are searching for employment, creating a labor shortage for employers looking to hire qualified talent.