Overview of the IT Workforce in 2022

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Leaders in business and recruiters alike must be flexible in rapidly shifting labor markets. Here are some of the most recent trends in recruiting that might help you remain ahead of the pack.

Even before the Covid-19 outbreak, new technology and modes of working significantly impacted how firms found and recruited their employees. There is no longer a standard work environment, and new ways of working are popping up. Diversity and inclusion of talent are more crucial than ever before since new skillsets are in high demand.

  • LinkedIn analyzed work patterns in 15 countries based on their study.
  • All of the most sought-after careers in 2021 can be done from home.
  • In the next five years, 150 million new employment in technology will be generated.
  • World Economic Forum research claims, as well. 
  • 84% of employers want to boost remote working.

As a result, HR leaders will need to rethink their old recruitment and personnel development strategies in order to succeed in this new world of work. If you become complacent in shifting customer and employee expectations, you run the risk of losing a competitive advantage.

Sectors that are actively seeking new employees right now

With the restoration of normalcy, employment in industries ravaged by the epidemic has begun to recover. Those industries that struggled during the depths of the recession will be eager to employ. When there’s greater confidence in the economy, even industries that aren’t directly touched by the recession are likely to begin employing again.

Large numbers of job openings are appearing on major job boards in technology and healthcare. About 73% of the leisure and hospitality industry losses in the United States have been recouped. It’s not only sales and marketing, customer service, logistics, and transportation, all of which have seen an increase in employment; that’s the case; these are just the exceptions.

 The most sought-after skills in today’s workplace

It’s no surprise that digital skills remain a top priority across industries as company executives continue to concentrate on fast digital transformation. Scott Engler, a Vice President of Advisory at Gartner, notes that “COVID-19 has elevated digital projects into digital imperatives…” The rapid pace of business model change has prompted HR executives to collaborate with their CEO, CFO, and CIO to reevaluate their company’s talent requirements.

Indeed, today’s job market places a high value on digital literacy. We can safely state that every job is digital, echoing Christopher Mims’ famous Wall Street Journal statement from 2018 that “every firm is now a tech company.” Burning Glass Technologies, an analytics software business based in the United Kingdom, concluded that most professions need basic digital abilities. In today’s workplace, practically every position requires knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel and business management software like Oracle or SAP.

There is a significant need for digital professionals with more specialized and advanced abilities. When looking at the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2020, it is clear that digital skills like software development, data analytics, and digital marketing will be in high demand in the next several years.

Adoption of new technologies by the year 2025 (by share of companies surveyed)

From a variety of job boards, the following are the most often required clusters of specialized digital skills:

  • Cloud computing
  • Data analytics
  • Digital marketing
  • Problem-solving
  • Project management
  • Change management

However, finding the right people with the right skills is becoming more difficult. Candidates with relevant skills are the most pressing issue companies face in 2021, according to Monster’s Future of Work: 2021 Global Outlook.

You can find the best employees with the help of these new recruiting trends.

Professionals in recruiting must keep abreast of current hiring practices, as we’ll go over in the following sections. There will be no end to these issues shortly. Your company’s potential to remain competitive for many years will be enhanced if you are more open to reconsidering established tactics.