Trouble with assessing IT skills, bad news as demand heats upStudy shows a lack of common understanding and definitions surrounding IT jobsBy David Brown12/06/2004|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/06/2004 The Software Human Resource Council regularly gets calls from recruiters and HR professionals complaining that they can’t find qualified candidates to fill vacant IT positions, said Paul Swinwood, president of the council. In fact, there are many people willing and able to fill the position, he said. But the recruiters and HR people don’t understand the similarity, and thus transferability, of IT workers’ skills. The problem is that in a still relatively young — though complex and rapidly changing — industry, too many people are using too many different definitions and terms to describe similar things. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.