According to industry analysts, the high tech job market continues to improve, a fact that’s indicated by faster hiring processes and higher salaries. In his Forbes article titled “Tech Job Market Is Strong,” Stuart Anderson points out that in January 2015, the ratio of vacancies to unemployed “computer and mathematical science” professionals was five to one. Moreover, the number of online job ads for this sector increased by 12 percent from February 2014 to February 2015.
However, while there’s no lack of candidates for lower-end IT positions, roles that require niche skills are proving more difficult to fill. That means that in areas such as mobility, cloud computing, social media, data analytics, consumer digital products, and medical devices, employers need viable talent acquisition and management strategies in order to remain competitive. What follows are some strategies for attracting niche talent:
Though the competition for high tech talent with niche skills is fierce, employers can proactively enhance their talent acquisition strategies in order to attract the people they need.
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