New Regulations for Winning the War for IT Talent

New Regulations for Winning the War for IT Talent-01

The IT battlefield is strewn with the careers of CIOs who failed to see the importance of top-tier talent in a world of constant technological innovation. And it appears that the stakes are simply going to get higher.

Enterprises across industries are experiencing record-high IT talent losses, indicating that the expected turnover tsunami is well begun. The competition for IT professionals entering the market, as a result, is only going to get more heated. In this challenging environment, only a small percentage of corporate IT firms have the kind of well-defined and proactive plans needed to ensure some level of consistency in their workforce pipelines.

In 2022, here are some approaches for attracting and maintaining IT professionals.

Consider IT workforce development as a cross-functional initiative with strong governance and leadership

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To succeed in today’s hyper-competitive and dynamic talent market, legal, IT, HR, finance, business operations, and third-party providers should all work together. Every leading enterprise IT organization should have a dedicated IT workforce team with clear leadership and shared IT workforce development responsibility amongst IT, HR, and operations.

Enhance ability to track skills and roles

All businesses should have a firm grasp of the skills and jobs that they demand. This necessitates a thorough understanding of future company requirements and transformation projects. Leaders instill rigor in roles and skill taxonomies, creating explicit definitions that encompass both technical and soft skills and updating them on a regular basis. As a result, companies can correctly predict the projected demand and supply profile across talents, time their investments privately, and estimate the time it will take to hire and onboard talent.

Work out a strategy for hiring ahead of demand

Without strategic planning, ad hoc or reactive role fulfillment is a formula for disaster. Leading business IT operations plan their IT workforce over a two- to three-year horizon, with monthly (or, at the very least, quarterly) reviews and revisions.

Adopt a multi-channel strategy

To supplement their internal talent pipelines, the best-performing enterprise IT businesses use a combination of traditional and emerging channels to find new talent. This includes not only on-campus recruiting, but also upstream participation in collegiate technology competitions and tech boot camps, robust referral programs, the use of independent contractors for short-term or peripheral needs, crowdsourcing, and partnerships with specialist IT service providers.

It is crucial to consider the location

Given the widespread acceptance of remote work, this may appear counterintuitive. The most successful IT departments, on the other hand, may choose a flexible location plan in the near term, but they are investigating long-term strategies. Short- and long-term goals for talent availability, operational viability, and other concerns are addressed in a sustainable locations strategy.

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Measure and improve productivity with a laser-like focus

There’s no getting around it: wage inflation is real, and IT employee expenses are going to rise dramatically. That’s why the most forward-thinking businesses are focusing their efforts on increasing productivity. It’ll become a game of cramming as much as possible into as little time as possible.

Complementing personnel planning with efficiency gains can assist businesses in achieving the desired outcome: predictability in the talent pipeline that promotes resilience while without breaking the budgets.

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Umme Sutarwala is a Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. She is a media graduate with 2+ years of experience in content creation and management. Previously, she has worked with MNCs in the E-commerce and Finance domain