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Skills shortage in the ICT industry...

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:47 PM by recruitment USDX   [ updated Sep 20, 2010, 9:12 PM ]
Recruitment firms have predicted an imminent skills shortage in the ICT industry, specifically in mid-level management, as a result of reduced hires during the global financial crisis (GFC).

Hays Information Technology, regional director, Peter Noblet, said that during the downturn, employers were reluctant to hire graduates for entry-level positions, instead choosing to develop their already-existing staff.

“As a result, organisations are not only at risk of being top-heavy, but they will soon struggle to find candidates at the mid-level with around three years experience. The recruitment battle for this mid band will intensify and moving forward companies will find themselves under pressure to promote and up-skill quickly to fill and replace that lost layer of their workforce," Noblet said.