Why is it so hard to find and keep developers and data scientists?
Many organizations complain about the difficulty in finding and retaining skilled technology professionals, especially in the software development, data science and cyber security ranks. But in many cases the firm has only itself to blame, relying on ineffective hiring and retention practices. According to the “IT Skills Demand and Pay Trends Report” from Foote Partners, an IT workforce consultancy in Florida, “The upshot is 2018 is shaping up to be a much-anticipated year when employers are finally beginning to take stock in how poorly prepared they are from a talent perspective. The hardest truth they must face is that the human resource management function supporting technology professionals at most companies has for years been unable to get in front of the unique demands of the technology workforce. They’ve been barely getting by for years with short-term fixes.” Here are five top challenges organizations give themselves.