Welcome back to another edition of PSCI's client newsletter, the IT Industry Rundown!
The hurdles facing IT leaders in 2022 are much the same as they were in 2021: bolstering security, managing remote workforces, and keeping up with the speed of digital transformation.
Perhaps the most pressing concern, however, is finding and retaining top technical talent.
That's why in this edition of our quarterly newsletter we've linked to articles from top IT industry publications that focus on both talent attraction and retention.
We begin, however, with the latest insights from the PSCI blog. Included are posts that focus on Gen Z talent attraction and retention, 5G, and a testimony to the work done by African American inventors and scientists.
I hope you find these articles both informative and enlightening. As always, please remember to connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for the latest IT industry news and information.
Attracting and Retaining Gen Z Employees The oldest members of Generation Z (people born between 1997 and 2012) have begun entering the workforce. As the most technologically saturated generation the world has ever seen, they have a lot to offer companies looking for a strong digital foothold. In this blog post, we review some of the most effective ways to attract and retain the top talent this generation has to offer. Read More >>
What You Should Know About 5G Technology In telecommunications, 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks. With its greater bandwidth, 5G promises speedier connections, lower latency, and the ability to connect more devices at once. In this blog post, we review those benefits and also take a look at some of the controversy the technology has caused. Read More >>
Celebrating Black History Month: Tech Inventions Despite their lack of representation in the STEM workforce (9% of workers), the achievements made by African Americans in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are felt on an everyday basis. In this blog post, we honor those achievements by recognizing a handful of technological inventions and innovations made by African Americans that have changed the world for the better. Read More >>
Your Tech Employees Are Your Most Potent Reputational Tool as Your Firm Recruits It is no longer sufficient to simply have a compelling job opportunity, or an attractive compensation package, to attract and engage technologists. Top tech candidates want to hear firsthand what it's like to work for you. In this article, Entrepreneur explains why communicating with current employees can help with both talent attraction and retention. Read More >>
Tech Workers Are Quitting. Pool Tables and Perks Won't Be Enough to Stop Them Superficial perks, such as office pool tables and company happy hours, are no longer as valuable to workers as they once were. Above all else, today's worker expects their employer to support both their chosen working style and their physical and mental wellbeing. In this article, ZDNet explains what else it will take to attract and retain talent in today's environment. Read More >>
How to Manage Digital Talent in a Way That Makes Them Stay Organizations are under pressure to attract and develop digital talent in a way that makes them want to stay. In this article, Forbes outlines retention tactics designed to keep top digital talent from seeking work elsewhere. Read More >>
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