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Info-Tech Research Group Publishes 2022’s IT Talent Trends Report


Info-Tech Research Group ( ), a leading global IT research and advisory firm, has released its 2022 trends report on the IT talent market ( ). This new research contains insights and strategies on how organizations can incorporate new ways of working to build and keep the best team.

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The “IT Talent Trends 2022” report findings are based on insights from 245 IT professionals who participated in an industry survey. The survey data for the 2022 report is diverse, with representation from 12 countries, including Australia and New Zealand, and across 18 industries, such as manufacturing, government, financial, education, telecom, and health care.

While the pandemic forced the world to work differently for the past two years, looking forward, successful organizations will need to incorporate new ways of working into their business models – beyond simply having a remote work policy. The IT talent market will never be the same, and organizations must reevaluate their employee experience from the bottom up to weather the shift to the new normal successfully.

Five Trends Identified in Info-Tech’s IT Talent Trends Report for 2022 ( ):
What employees are looking for is changing. The biggest change from 2019 (pre-pandemic) to today is an increase in the importance of culture, flexible or remote work, and work-life balance.

Organizations that fail to keep up with this shift in priorities will see the greatest difficulty in hiring and retaining staff. The five trends that Info-Tech’s research has revealed should be top of mind for IT leaders as they build and retain the best team:

1. Strategic Recruiting Finds Good Talent – As the economy has stabilized,
more jobs have become available, creating a job seeker’s market. This
is a clear sign of confidence in the economy, however fragile, as new
waves of the pandemic continue.

2. The (Not So) Great Resignation – Movement in the job market – new jobs
posted, voluntary turnover – can indicate increased confidence in the
economy. During the pandemic, both employees and employers were focused
on stability to ensure lifestyle or survival and managing through
the uncertainty. Organizations now looking to manage retention need to
provide an employee experience driven by culture and purpose.

3. Grow Your DEI Practices Into Meaningful Actions – Having DEI policies
in place is only the beginning. Meaningful change and conversations
need to take place before they will have a lasting effect. IT
departments must be ready to work with HR to take ownership of any
shortcomings related to DEI within their department.

4. Remote Work Is Here, Can Your Culture Adapt? – With most organizations
embarking on a hybrid work model, leadership must ensure this change
is supported by the organization’s culture. Not a post-pandemic fad,
remote work is the natural, if accelerated, evolution of work culture
in a digital world.

5. Management Skills Drive Success In A Remote World – The expansion of
remote work presents new challenges for managers, from managing remote
employees’ productivity to building team connectedness in the age of
videoconferences. Organizations must ensure managers have the right
skills to manage these new ways of working effectively.

Over the past two years, organizations have ventured into unprecedented ways of working and supporting their employees as they tried to maintain productivity through the pandemic. This has made lasting changes to both business models and employee expectations, and these effects will continue to be seen long after we return to a “new normal.”

Top research takeaways from the IT Talent Trends Report for 2022 ( ):

— The survey found that 47% of respondents are hiring external talent to
fill existing gaps, with 40% using external training programs to
upgrade current employees. Survey respondents cited skill shortages in
highly technical areas like Security and Enterprise Architecture.

— IT is faring better according to survey results, with 70% stating
voluntary turnover is less than 10% compared to 47% stating it is above
10% at the organization level.

— Salary and Compensation was identified by 57% of respondents as the
reason employees resigned. Professional Development and Opportunity
for Innovative Work are in the top three, indicating that when
employees feel stagnant in their role, they will look elsewhere for

— Despite being important to potential job seekers, only 33% of
organizations reported that they delivered DEI training over the past
year. Respondents list time and resources as barriers to implementing
DEI intiatives.

— Going into 2022, 76% of employees rate remote/flexible work as being
“very important” in choosing an employer. And most respondents believe
that the majority of roles in IT are capable of being performed
remotely. 91% of organizations plan to offer remote work, but 23% of
leaders are not open to the idea at all.

— 72% of respondents report their IT department is very effective at
managing remote staff. However, front-line staff rate remote management
effectiveness lower than managers or senior leaders.

Download and read the full IT Talent Trends Report for 2022 ( )

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