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Mind the talent gap

Key findings from a global executive survey on IT talent

Mind the talent gap



Deloitte and CIO recently conducted a global survey of information technology (IT) and business leaders to understand the latest trends and challenges in IT talent - and what organisations are currently doing to address them.

In the report “Mind the talent gap - Key findings from a global executive survey on IT talent,” our survey results and executive interviews indicate that the participating IT functional leaders have an increasingly clear understanding of what they must do to effectively support their organisation’ business strategies. However, their existing IT talent strategies and programs appear to be falling short - leaving IT without the talent necessary to do the job.

Key findings

Despite the tough economy and high unemployment, surveyed organisations continue to struggle to find the IT talent they need to support their businesses – and are learning that their current talent strategies are not sufficiently filling this gap. At the same time, they are under tremendous pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency, while figuring out how to effectively source and manage a diverse, global workforce.

To address both short-and long-term IT talent challenges, we believe organisations need improved IT talent strategies. In particular, they must increase their focus on executing talent programs. Successful implementation of these talent management strategies will require strong leadership from IT, as well as increased collaboration with Human Resources (HR) and talent leaders and professionals. Focusing on these specific IT talent challenges can provide value to IT and the business and provide HR/Talent teams with the opportunity to strengthen their position as a strategic business partner.

To learn more about our survey findings and steps organisations should consider taking in support of their efforts to better understand and manage their IT talent gap in order to enhance their talent strategies and program execution, read the full report.

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