The Australian information technology industry could be facing a "huge" impending skills shortage over the next five years, according to a new report by IT recruitment firm, Greythorn.
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The country needs to work furiously to ensure that its younger generations are employable in the next decade, as signs show a worsening skills shortage.
Despite the conflicting opinions that businesses hiring for data scientist and big-data roles seem to harbour, they do agree on the importance of software development skills.
More companies expected to monitor employees' behavior in and out of work, but clearly defined policies and parameters need to be established to prevent privacy intrusions, urge watchers.
Short attention span of younger employees leads to high turnover rate, says software exec, who points to cloud-based platforms as way to engage these professionals and facilitate communications with their supervisors.
Social networks reveal only certain aspects of job candidate's personality and use to assess employability may intrude individual's privacy, note industry observers.
Rise in cross-border video interviews, background checks through social media and instant updates through mobile devices are some ways technology are used in recruitment processes today.
Australia: not enough skilled workers, or not enough workers with the right skills?
Regulatory and compliance issues, privacy and data protection laws top CIOs' wishlist to stay relevant as industry evolves due to cloud and data offshoring, new study finds.
IT recruitment expert firm Candle has said that companies might turn their eyes away from contractors in the coming months, as it becomes cheaper to hire full-time workers, referencing the latest Clarius Skills Index.
Country's ageing population as well as older workers' wealth of experience and better productivity makes them an asset, but companies should cater right environment for them to flourish, observers note.
If you've seen the movie Minority Report, you'll probably recognize the term "pre-crime".Set in the future, the storyline revolves around a revolutionary technology, dubbed "pre-crime", that's able to predict and therefore prevent crimes before they even occur.
The IT skills shortage is allowing workers to think about leaving their jobs for richer pastures, according to a report by recruitment company Randstad.
Pay aside, brand image, corporate structure and employee empowerment all add luster to a technology company's appeal to jobseekers and employees, say recruiters.
newsmaker Mahindra Satyam's chief people officer and chief marketing officer, Hari Thalaphalli, talks candidly about how increased transparency and connectedness with staff helped the IT services company rebound from its former crisis.
Weighing both pros and cons, talent recruiters advise that games complement hiring activities but not solely essential to companies' recruitment strategies in today's social media age.
Jobs and skills related to social media increasingly sought after as knowledge of social platform also becomes prerequisite for working professionals, market insiders note.
Successful IT leaders in this new decade will possess both influence and empathy to push IT strategies that align with business objectives and user needs, analysts say.
IT applicants also receiving counter-offers as demand for skills increases...
Talent drain in Asia-Pacific region gets in way of companies' plans to increase manpower in second quarter 2011, reveals new report on hiring activities across Singapore, China and Hong Kong.
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