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IT talent a struggle for all levels

Recently, McKinsey released the results of its most recent Global Survey. The annual version of the report examined the IT strategies of business across the landscape. One of the biggest takeaways from the report is the struggle with finding impactful talent on all levels.

It has become one of the biggest areas of increased pressure and dissatisfaction. Only 55 percent of all executives surveyed said their CIO has significant influence on their company's business issues and just as many are a part of their senior executive team

The problem arrives when it comes to cultivating talent as CIOs said that on average only 8 percent of their time is spent developing skills within their team. This is despite the fact that 66 percent have said they have a significant challenge when it comes to finding, developing and retaining talent. IT executives are more stressed out about this than their business peers.

The biggest challenge is that it is even more critical than ever before to have IT talent that has business experience. This is hampered by a lack of formal processes to govern IT talent and skills management and only 23 percent of executives report to consistent use of such processes to manage talent, which is the lowest across all governance processes that was asked about.

The role of the IT professional has constantly evolved over the last few years.This makes finding, recruiting and retaining the impactful talent increasingly important. VAR Staffing can become a reliable partner for any IT solution provider that needs a hand with their teams.


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