Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 18 - Page 28


Understanding the changing needs of tech talent in 2021

The skills shortage is a prominent issue across the technology industry and IT leaders are working to discover new ways to close the gap and appeal to a wider audience . Here , Gerhard Schweinitz of Contino reveals an infographic which offers six secrets to tech recruitment success .

In recent months , a skills shortage in the tech sector has dominated headlines . In May 2021 , Contino interviewed 87 Australian technologists to gain insights into their opinion on the future of flexible work and trends in current tech recruitment processes .

Contino ’ s findings tell the story of how technologists are after a faster interview process with fewer interviews and the ability to work remotely .
• Over 65 % of tech leads and managers think a reasonable time for a job interview should be one to two weeks from first contact , with nearly 20 % of developers and engineers thinking the process should take less than one week .
• Over 63 % of engineers , tech leads , managers and technical executives think two interviews are appropriate for a job application .
• Nearly 40 % of technologists , specifically tech leads and managers , are receiving over 10 job
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