On this blog, we broke down the statistics about employment and hiring as the tech industry heads toward the close of quarter one. This is a year when tech firms plan to expand their workforces with new jobs and fresh talent, but experts say that might prove tricky. In the Cyberstates 2015 study by CompTIA, executives reported that they expected a challenging year for finding talent to meet the needs of positions and who possess qualifications like experience and education to step into crucial IT roles.
Of the 650 industry leaders surveyed by CompTIA, 68 percent of them said they expected finding qualified applicants to be a hurdle to staffing.
"Companies across our industry are delivering affordable, creative technology solutions for businesses and consumers alike, but the persistent shortage of workers educated, trained and certified in the latest technologies threatens to stall the pace of innovation," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA, in a statement.
One of the major issues managers and human resources administrators face is that capable professionals already have jobs. In 2015, it might be more likely that prospective employers will have to submit counteroffers in the candidate marketplace against competing prospects or current employers.
In The VAR Guy, Michael Cusanelli says that the worry about qualified applicants should inspire more people to pursue degrees in areas like computer science and mathematics. With 43 percent of tech firms sporting openings, according to the survey, many companies will compete for candidates with appropriate credentials.
Finding the best IT talent in the field is a challenge, but the assistance of a qualified staffing firm can help your business attract and hire excellent candidates. Contact us today to learn more about VAR Staffing's proven record of successfully matching talent with growing companies.