Threat #1: skilled tech workers are in short supply. McKinsey reported 87% of organizations were experiencing a technical talent shortage, or expect to be affected by it in the next few years. Threat #2: “The Big Quit” or “Great Resignation.” In December 4.3 million workers left their jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Threat #3 Omicron COVID call-out crisis. Nearly 9 million workers called out sick between December 29 and January 10, according to a U.S Census survey. This includes employees who called out sick after testing positive for COVID and employees who called out to care for someone with COVID. (See the Statista Graphic posted here.)
Help desks go unmanned. Ticket response times suffer. Software development schedules slip. Data can be lost due to disruption. Innovation and initiative are threatened. (It’s difficult to think about the future when you’re scrambling to keep day-to-day operations afloat.) CTOs, DevOps Directors, Systems Directors need backup for their on-site IT staff.
The good news is, it’s not too late. Third-party workforce partners like e-Core offer quick-response teams of IT talent. Available on short and long-term basis, e-Core software developers supplement your IT staff. With e-Core handling part of the technology workload, your regular employees feel less overwhelmed. Company human resources can be channeled to more satisfying, higher-level innovation and strategy tasks. Unexpected shocks like those recently experienced are balanced by a pool of on-demand talent. Resiliency improves.
Technology trends of 2022 expect continued pressure from the triple threats listed. #1: Demand for tech workers will only increase as products and technologies advance. New skills are needed. Offering upskilling to existing employees can help with retention. In fact, retaining existing IT employees should be part of your resilience plan. According to recent research, up to 77% of voluntary turnover is preventable. #2. COVID-driven changes in work habits are likely now baked in to future corporate structures. A Bloomberg News survey of 1,000 U.S. adults said 39% would consider quitting over losing remote work privileges, 49% of millennials and Gen Z. #3. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, predicts COVID-19 will become endemic.
Developing a partnership with a third-party supplier of tech talent like e-Core now, softens the blows of future challenges yet unknown. If you want to know what are the other trends driving the technology market in 2022, download the FREE e-book, “2022 Technology Trends.” It’s a quick read and synopsis of solutions to IT talent shortages and improving resiliency. Then contact e-Core to discuss your project. We promise a fast and enduring solution.
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McKinsey tech shortage: https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/beyond-hiring-how-companies-are-reskilling-to-address-talent-gaps
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm
Bloomberg Return to Work Poll: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-01/return-to-office-employees-are-quitting-instead-of-giving-up-work-from-home?sref=C3P1bRLC
NPR COVID-19 Endemic Fauci: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2022/01/18/1073802431/fauci-says-covid-19-wont-go-away-like-smallpox