It’s all in the pitch

Yes, non-tech firms can compete successfully
in the high-tech hiring game
By Dianne King
Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2003

It’s no longer news. Organizations across the country are crying out for skilled information technology resources while demand continues to outstrip available supply.

Nationwide, the shortfall has been estimated at no fewer than 20,000 unfilled jobs, a figure the Information Technology Association of Canada predicts will to swell to 50,000 within a few years. Massive technology requirements worldwide, competitive hiring and global brain drain are just a few of the factors that have contributed to the crunch situation within the IT hiring arena.

With this ever-increasing demand, salaries are escalating and the technology workforce continues to be highly mobile. IT professionals are changing jobs every 18 months on average.