A talent gap persists in tech, even as headcount plans grow

Riia O'Donnell | January 18, 2019

A talent gap persists in tech, even as headcount plans grow
For decision makers in the engineering and technology realm, the talent gap is substantial. A new survey from Modis and General Assembly reveals 80% of decision makers agree there is a talent gap in their industry. But the majority of respondents (67%) intend to increase head count in the coming year, despite the talent gap. This number has decreased since 2018 (79%). Of those surveyed, 41% replied that finding talent with the appropriate technical skill set needed is somewhat to much more difficult; about 40% said it was somewhat to much easier, with 19% believing there was no change in their ability to source workers. Of the candidates that do apply for open positions in their company, 57% usually have the skill set required for the position, according to the survey. When polled about which applicant attributes they looked at, respondents cited looking at whether an applicant had a college degree (whether in the related field or not), the applicant's job history and demonstrated work examples. Job hopping was also of concern; 82% responded negatively to a candidate whose average tenure in the past had been less than one year.

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