As 2020 began, hiring in information technology was in a familiar place. A tight labor market led to heated competition for top talent in high-demand areas of expertise. Projects and budgets for IT roadmaps were planned, approved and on-track, accelerating digital transformation and other initiatives across a variety of industries. The biggest challenge facing employers was finding the right people to get these jobs done.
Then, the COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves through the global economy.
While it’s true that many technology projects have been paused, the race for top talent will someday resume at an unprecedented pace. Employers should start planning now to stay ahead of the competition. To begin creating a path forward, it’s important to understand the effects of COVID-19 on the IT hiring landscape, how these shifts are poised to reignite fierce competition for talent in 2021 and ways to prepare for normalization when it finally arrives.
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