Mark Lester, Chief Partnerships Officer at FourthRev, explores how to get more women into tech and retain them
Every day, we see more women taking a seat at the table in the positions and sectors that have previously been dominated by men.
This progress is welcome, but there's still a long way to go. This is particularly the case in technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) industries, with studies showing that only 35% of STEM students in higher education globally were women before the pandemic hit.
Work-life balance and commute times are now the two main factors people look at when deciding where to work
In the hybrid working era, many people are choosing their next employer based on work-life balance, a new report from telecoms firm NTT suggests.
Based on a poll of 1,146 workers and managers across 23 countries, the report states that the workforce is almost evenly split between the idea of working from home, working exclusively in an office, or working in a hybrid arrangement.
Almost a third (30 percent) would prefer working from home, with the same percentage (30 percent) preferring a hybrid model. The majority (39 percent) still prefer working from an office.
IT workers are in high demand, especially those in cybersecurity, DevOps, and analytics. Harvey Nash and CompTIA have recommendations on how to hire and retain talent in this tight labor market
Just what does the HR/IT war room look like right now as CIOs and other digital leaders strategize about how to attract and retain their valuable technology talent?
IT organizations are in the midst of a dual problem. The labor market for IT talent, particularly in security and emerging technology, is increasingly tight. Some might even call it a crisis. At the same time, we are in a period that economists have dubbed 'The Great Resignation,' as masses of workers are voluntarily leaving their jobs.
Businesses would have hired even more IT workers if they could - especially developers, cybersecurity staffers, and compliance experts. Even so, US IT job growth is still in record territory
Job growth in the US IT industry slowed further in October, adding 4,800 positions, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data included in the latest figures from IT employment consultancy Janco Associates. That's down from 8,900 positions added in the revised September figures.
Overall growth in IT positions comes even as the highly infectious delta variant of COVID-19 continued to hinder overall job growth, mainly due to slowdowns in the restaurant, entertainment, and service sectors.
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