‘Tech talent’ is defined in a 2019 CBRE report as “highly skilled technical workers who create and enable the software and devices that are integrated into nearly everything we do.” People with these skills understand emerging technologies and how to strategically leverage them in order to drive meaningful business outcomes. Historically they fell into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) roles such as data scientists, developers or technical engineers, however in recent years ‘tech talent’ has expanded to include roles in just about every area, including finance, marketing and research. Demand for tech talent is at an all-time global high - and the supply has never been shorter. As of 2021, it's estimated that 3.5 million STEM jobs in the US alone will need to be filled by 2025. Add to this the constant evolution of technology and the desire to find highly skilled professionals who can also bring relevant industry experience, demonstrable business acumen and soft skills to the table, and the challenge becomes even greater. So how do you best address this rising crisis? Here are the top three reasons to look globally for the skills you need:-
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