Monday, 27 February 2012

Shortage of IT skills leading to a ‘talent war’

According to Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier, shortage of necessary IT skills has led to big technological companies being entangled in a “talent war”.

Napier, talking to Computing, said that his firm faced difficulties trying to find suitable candidates because of shortage of qualified professionals and intense competition from other firms looking to recruit staff.

"So we're looking harder at getting people right out of university, investing in training programmes, hiring people from other industries and investing in them with the right training and development programmes," he said.

In these testing economic times, qualified, “skilled professionals” are more in demand. Certs, which prove that you have the knowledge and competency in a certain field, have become more important than ever.