Talent Trends: How Your Company Can Benefit.

Learning about talent trends is like giving your company the ability to tell the future. In other words, knowing what skills are needed now helps you forecast what abilities will be needed in the future. Read more to learn how trends in talent can help guide the next phase of your business.

Talent trends are a major influence in shaping today’s economy. According to Cisco, the most significant roles for IT functions like data engineer, cyber/information security engineer or machine learning developer, “will add more than 5M positions worldwide by 2027.”

Why Talent Trends Matter.

However, knowing what’s on the horizon is not enough. You have to be prepared to invest in your own employees. Stelfox’s Neil Sullivan explains:

“Retaining and attracting technology talent in a competitive market is an on-going challenge. As a result, it remains a priority for technology leaders and HR Managers. 90% of IT professionals working in technical roles want to work with the latest versions of the technology.

Many of our best clients are investing further to understand the future needs of technical staff. Key to this understanding is being tuned into innovation in their staff’s chosen specialisation. Therefore, it’s important that you make sure everything is being done to adopt the latest versions. Above all, this is vital to keeping your technology employees engaged.

However, one of the biggest challenges is the pace at which technology is moving and advancing. Complex enterprises can struggle to keep everyone happy and it can be commercially unsustainable to adopt the latest versions every time.

Interestingly, Microsoft is a great example of a company that has evolved its products with an open architecture. Who would have ever thought Windows and Linux would become such great friends? This makes it easier to integrate new applications no matter what tech stack they are built in.”

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Talent Trends – Knowledge Makes The Difference.

The key here is knowledge of the talent trends. If you know which skills you’ll need in a few months or years, you can start developing a talent acquisition strategy now. As some of you will need the same most-required skills in the future, there will be numerous companies fighting for the same candidate(s). Therefore, the sooner a strategy is in place, the better.

Setting Up Business Objectives Can Be An Advantage.

A great strategy that companies can introduce is related to their business objectives and teams. Organisations that have set clear objectives, know exactly what they want to do and which skills and technologies they’ll need, will clearly stand out from the crowd.

Help Your Employees To Improve Their Skill Set.

By knowing which path to take, you only need to be sure your employees have the right skills to help them succeed. If your workers do not already have the desired skill set, you will need to provide training. This could be a win-win situation. For instance, you would be developing new technology and providing your employees with innovative skills. Above all, these skills can also be used in later projects which is a major return. Both the organisation and your employees will benefit from this as innovation and learning are the keys to better performance.

In conclusion, global talent trends change really fast, especially regarding tech roles, it’s crucial for companies to always be informed and try to be aware of what’s happening in the market. By having the right information, at the right time,  you can know exactly what the next big thing will be in the technology industry.

Tech Talent Trends – What You Need To Know:

  • Understanding talent trends will help you plan for the future.
  • 90% of IT professionals want to work with the latest technology.
  • Develop a talent strategy now to stay ahead of your competition.
  • As a result, life-long learning for your staff is essential.

The Stelfox directors alone have over 130 years of combined recruitment experience. Get in touch now to learn more about how we can use our vast knowledge of talent trends to solve your recruitment needs. Call +353 1 679 3182 or email [email protected] to find out more.


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