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Tech skills problems continue
This article is part of the MicroScope issue of December 2022
MicroScope’s sister publication, Computer Weekly, ran a story recently concerning the large number of businesses struggling with the effects of an IT talent shortage. Reporting on Nash Squared’s Digital leadership report, it noted that 68% of digital leaders surveyed in the UK said a lack of skills was standing in their way and 57% said they would never have access to enough tech staff. As well as struggling to find skilled IT workers, businesses also faced a battle to keep them. Digital leaders reported that they were losing about 11% of their team every year, many because employees were looking for – and being given – higher salaries elsewhere. However, businesses were sceptical that the situation could continue for much longer, with 63% of digital leaders believing that salary demands would become “unsustainable” in the future. The reason this story caught my attention was what it might mean for channel businesses. My initial reaction was to view the skills shortage as an opportunity for partners as the best means for ...
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