When you hear the term competitive job market, you tend to think about an influx of worthy applicants vying to fill a relatively small number of positions. In the tech industry, supply and demand is an issue, but it's the inverse of this quandary that's the problem.
As technology becomes an increasingly important component of business operations, the need for qualified IT talent is growing across a variety of sectors in the corporate realm. Unfortunately, the number of qualified individuals is not keeping pace. This means there are a myriad of open tech positions but only a select number of people who can successfully meet the needs that come with the job.
John Reed, an industry professional spoke with Business News Daily about the situation.
"The demand for tech professionals continues to increase as companies continue to invest in tech, but [the number of] people choosing that field is not increasing," he said.
This impacts the business technology industry in a number of ways. First, if organizations can't staff an internal IT team, they may be wise to look elsewhere, such as outsourcing to a VAR or MSP. Of course, this strategy will only be effective if those organizations themselves can obtain the talent needed to meet the needs of their clients. VAR Staffing can help with this effort by identifying and recruiting the best people to fill these positions. Given the competitive nature of tech recruiting, it's imperative to make sure your organization is identifying and bringing in the right people to fill your open positions.