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3 Predictions For The Future Of IT Jobs
ITProToday, May 4th, 2022
The ONUG Spring Conference offered predictions about the future of IT jobs and teams, weighing trends in low-code/no-code development, AI and automation, and more.

Since nobody has a crystal ball, predicting the future is always an uncertain endeavor. The best we can do is use the past and the present as our guides while asking questions like, What did the world look like 10 years ago, and what kinds of predictions did we make back then? Which of those predictions came true, and which ones didn't? Trying to answer these questions can help paint a picture of what the future might bring and prepare us for potential challenges.

In a panel discussion at last week's Open Networaking User Group (ONUG) Spring Conference, held virtually and in Secaucus, N.J., four technology experts tried to answer the question, 'Will IT teams exist in the next 10 years?' The panelists covered a wide range of topics related to the future of IT jobs, such as talent recruiting, low-code/no-code development, and AI and machine learning (ML). They resisted making wild, pie-in-the-sky predictions and remained grounded, while, at the same time, avoided the kind of pessimism that can stifle innovation in any field.

Navigating hybrid work arrangements, tackling hypercompetitive talent landscapes, and changing employee-employer relationships are now the norm for HR leaders.

The level of volatility will only increase this year as new COVID-19 variants emerge, hybrid work continues to create unevenness in the employee experience, and employers and employees contend with compensation in a high-inflation environment.

We sat down with Brian Kropp, chief of research in the Gartner HR practice, to discuss how HR leaders should approach an ever-evolving work environment.

Making IT Talent Hires A Business Priority
InformationWeek, May 3rd, 2022
Hiring and retention should always be a priority for every business: Without a strong employee base to progress business operations and deliver great outcomes and results, organizations will ultimately fall behind their competition and fail.

In today's business climate, recruiting IT professionals should be a key business priority, considering the fierce competition for tech talent and a low supply to meet demand.

According to recent figures by consulting firm Korn Ferry, the US tech industry is projected to face a shortage of at least 1.2 million tech workers by 2030.

To win top tech talent in this candidate-driven market, companies must offer increasingly competitive salaries, flexibility beyond remote work, and most importantly, extend their talent pipelines outside of traditional technology hubs to other regions globally.

Along with diversity, equity and inclusion, belonging is among the top areas of focus for human resources professionals.

A culture of belonging not only contributes to employee wellbeing but is a key factor in attracting and retaining talent. Cultivating a sense of belonging also brings a return on investment: employees who feel a sense of belonging at work are more engaged, more productive and more likely to stay in their jobs.

Easily Manage Large Quantities Of Data

Identifying problem areas, defining priorities and making meaningful changes requires a lot of information. HR tech platforms automate data collection and analysis at scale. Manually culling and poring over employee data is inefficient and unproductive. With the right technology, HR teams can quickly transform large volumes of raw data into easily digestible reports or visual models about the composition of your workforce, pay disparity, turnover rates and more.

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