There are few industries in which the search for Top Talent is as critical – and as difficult – as the technology industry.
- 3 in 4 technology CEOs say they are looking for broader skills than in the past.
- 7 in 10 Graduates would reject the traditional Businesses to work independently.
In the UK, where close to 8 percent of all workers are employed by tech companies, leaders say a shortage of skilled professionals is threatening future growth. And in the US, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (published in 2012) predicted a shortage of one million technical workers over the following 10 years.
Research shows technology CEOs are in search of talent with a wider range of skill sets — three in four say they are looking for broader skills than in the past, according to PwC’s Global CEO survey.
Millennials are more likely than their older colleagues to prefer flexible work arrangements, and many tech workers are embracing free agency and choosing to work as independent contractors. A 2014 Millennial survey from Deloitte found up to 70 percent of graduates would reject traditional businesses to work independently.
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