Recruiting and attracting IT talent remains a challenge for IT executives and will once again come to the forefront as the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s economies begin to emerge from recession. As this happens, we expect skills shortages to rise up the IT management agenda, especially as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“baby boomerÃ¢â‚¬Â generation begins to retire and as the number of computer science graduates reduces. To help IT recruiters face the challenges, we provide a four-quadrant framework that segments recruitment activities on two dimensionsÃ¢â‚¬â€the recruitment timescale and the scarcity of the skills required.Based on the experiences of German industrial giant Siemens, we have identified the recruitment methods that can be applied in each quadrant and provide an indication of their relative costs. We conclude with eight recommendations for improving the recruitment of IT talent in an era when skilled people increasingly expect to be contactedÃ¢â‚¬â€even wooedÃ¢â‚¬â€by prospective employers rather actively searching for opportunities themselves.
Weitzel, Tim; Eckhardt, Andreas; and Laumer, Sven
"A Framework for Recruiting IT Talent: Lessons from Siemens,"
MIS Quarterly Executive: Vol. 8:
4, Article 5.
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/misqe/vol8/iss4/5