Tech Hiring Trends for 2022

Tech Hiring Trends for 2022

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1. The Great Resignation

In the past few years, we have seen thousands of people resign from their positions to pursue new careers. As we move into this next quarter, that trend will likely continue and accelerate.  Many companies face difficulties filling open roles due to a shortage of tech-skills candidates, especially at entry-level positions. If you’re looking 

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1. The Great Resignation

for talent with programming skills or data analytics experience, you might have difficulty finding them—and if you do find them, they might not be willing to work for your company. Here are some reasons why.

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2. Why the Tech Industry is Most Affected

The tech industry is most affected by talent shortages due to a trend toward automation and technological solutions.  Many of today’s tech jobs require far less labor than they once did. Software development projects, which programmers and engineers primarily executed, now rely heavily on sophisticated 

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2. Why the Tech Industry is Most Affected

software that automates repetitive tasks. Competition has increased with more companies competing for tech talent, and salaries have risen dramatically.  In addition, as technology becomes increasingly complex, it takes longer to train new employees with up-to-date skills. It’s harder than ever to find qualified workers ready to 

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2. Why the Tech Industry is Most Affected

hit the ground running from day one.

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3. Remote Work Causing Major Shifts

Remote work is changing the landscape for tech hiring. Everyone wants remote work now—companies, employees, and contractors. With the technology available to everyone, who needs to be stuck at a desk all day? Telecommuting is an increasingly favorable option for all sides of the hiring process. Companies need 

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3. Remote Work Causing Major Shifts

workers with tech skills, but it’s getting harder to hire them. Workers have options for where they want to live and work; even if your company offers competitive salaries, someone else might offer a better location or other perks that make your company seem like less of a good deal.

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4. Backlog of Hiring Post-Covid

In response to Covid’s recent acquisition, nearly 4% of surveyed hiring managers will hire more entry-level candidates than they would have otherwise. Of those hiring new talent, 1 in 5 companies reports that it is difficult to find capable staff who can handle tech projects. 18% of hiring managers state that finding qualified entry-level 

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4. Backlog of Hiring Post-Covid

technology talent has become even more complex over the last year (an 8% increase from 2021). One reason for such a significant spike? Covid paused many jobs and projects during its acquisition period, meaning that many hiring managers now face a backlog of work that needs to be completed by skilled tech professionals.

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5. Recruiters are Also More Expensive

With demand at an all-time high, companies are paying more to hire entry-level software developers.  This inflation pushes average tech hiring costs up 2%, making recruiting highly competitive professionals one of the most expensive challenges facing IT teams today. Many organizations are turning to alternative channels like 

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5. Recruiters are Also More Expensive

freelancers and crowdsourcing platforms to fill critical gaps in their technology teams.

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6. MTaaS Managed Teams As A Service

Since hiring tech has become so costly, businesses and companies are suffering. Many have to put projects on hold or can’t justify the costs of needed tech optimizations.  Many companies could benefit from alternative ways to accomplish their goals, and at GCS, we’ve developed a new service to fill this need. MTaaS (Managed Teams As A Service) 

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6. MTaaS Managed Teams As A Service

is a hybrid between a project team, staffing, and a consulting agreement to give you the upside of each while removing the associated risks.

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