As the technology landscape branches into even more sectors of business, it is creating a need for more properly skilled employees to flood the market. While there is still concern over the growing skills gap, it is not the only challenge that small and midsized businesses are having when it comes to finding quality talent.
According to an article from ERE, this year 124,000 information technology majors will graduate from U.S. colleges. More than 61 percent of these individuals will head directly into the workforce where the starting salary is roughly $59,000. That goes up once workers receive Masters, PhDs and specialty skills that are in high-demand like security.
While it seems like there would be a plethora of new technology employees on the market for companies to choose from, it is not quite as easy as simple supply and demand.
The article cites a Universum survey that found many of these graduates are focusing on the big names in the industry like Apple, Google and Amazon when it comes to finding a job. On top of that, of the 100 employers that are on the list, not one of them could be considered a mid-sized business. This means all of these smaller organizations are the second or third choice for many employees.
The article also spoke with Chris Jenkins and Lindsay Kulla, recruiters for the mid-range software firm kCura. They spoke about how they have had to pull out all the stops in order to recruit college graduates.
Staffing for technology companies remains a complicated challenge. VAR Staffing helps technology solution providers identify and recruit the impactful talent that makes a difference when it comes to the current IT landscape.