In the face of an impending skills shortage, over half of IT professionals working in the digital and mobile sector are intending to change jobs in the next 12 months, according to a newly published study.
Age discrimination seems to be rife in the IT industry if a recent survey of more than 3000 job seekers is anything to go by, with 61% of them believing they had either personally been discriminated against due to their age or knew someone who had experienced age discrimination.
The chief of one of Australia’s leading ICT recruitment firms has joined the chorus of industry and business leaders hailing the prospects for the growth of an innovative, digital economy under the leadership of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Forecast growth in the digital and mobile sector is likely to bring about ICT skills shortages over the next 12-months as many organisations carry out user experience, online and transformation projects, according to a new survey by one ICT recruitment firm.
The IT market is set to experience significant growth in the coming months in key sectors, but despite the growth forecast the industry is facing the challenges of a skills shortage, according to predictions by one major Australian ICT recruiter.
A shortage of IT talent is impacting the ICT industry this year, with a warning that the implementation of projects could be delayed by the lack of talent.
Despite it being an ineffective staff retention method, “Counter Offering” is increasingly being used as the tool of choice by employers of IT professionals as they struggle to hold onto quality talent in a rebounding market, according to specialist IT recruiter Greythorn.
It seems the gender imbalance in the ICT industry is alive and well, with half of IT professionals in Australia believing women in the industry do not have the same career opportunities as men.
The jobs outlook for IT professionals looks considerably brighter for this year after a relatively flat 2014, with a newly published report showing that new staff hirings in the technology/digital sector are on the rise.
An expected surge in demand for specialist IT skill sets next year is likely to mean there will be a shortage of appropriately qualified professionals to fill the demand.
Businesses have been advised not to ignore the Christmas-New Year holiday period in their search for new employees, with a warning that it could cost them an opportunity to get ahead of their competitors.
Men working in IT in Australia outnumber their female colleague by a ratio of five to one, prompting a major recruiter to call for the industry to urgently address the ‘severe’ gender imbalance.
Employers in the ICT market hoping to hold on to their best employees might be facing an uphill battle to prevent them moving to greener pastures.
IT recruitment firm Greythorn has appointed two senior recruitment industry specialists in response to what it says is continued growth of business in key sectors – the Federal Government and financial services.
Government sector IT staff will consider changing their jobs if they are affected by cuts in agency and departmental budgets expected to be announced in tonight’s federal budget, according to one major ICT recruitment firm.
The election win by the Coalition has increased business confidence and re-activated hiring programs in the private sector, but the new found-optimism doesn’t appear to have extended to the government sector, according to newly published research.
IT&T recruitment specialists, Greythorn, is continuing expansion of its telecoms and executive divisions in Melbourne, adding to its management team with several new appointments.
The long anticipated IT skills shortage has re-emerged with a shortfall of 2,800 people recorded in the September Clarius Skills Index and signs that salaries have started to rise - in some cases by up to 20 per cent.
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