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IT Talent and Skills Management: Critical Issues in the "War for Talent"

IT Talent and Skills Management: Critical Issues in the ""War for Talent""

This IDC study provides CIOs and IT executives with an overview of IT Executive Program's (IEP's) IT Talent and Skills Management Practice area. It discusses the issues stemming from an accelerated skills gap in the global marketplace. The IT Talent and Skills Management Practice addresses complex staffing challenges from multiple perspectives, including knowledge transfer, employee retention, skills development by IT megatrend, and other related areas. The study discusses key issues and describes the main research themes focused on addressing those issues. In addition, it describes the benefits and challenges of addressing these issues so that CIOs and IT leaders can help IT maximize its value and effectiveness through world-class talent management practices. The study enables executives assess IT talent and skills management in the context of their enterprise, strategies, goals, and challenges. IDC's IT Talent and Skills Management Practice addresses three essential challenges:Rapidly changing technologies providing more options and complexity for IT to manageImbalance of supply and demand of critical IT skills because of changing IT employee demographicsThe call for IT to play a more strategic role within the organization"Enterprises of all sizes must take a structured approach to their talent and skill needs," says Erik Berggren, vice president, IDC's IT Executive Program. "This is a high-level strategic issue defining how the company can operate and compete. Organizations that take a passive approach to their future talent needs will fall behind their competition."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Key Challenges
Changing Technologies
IT Employee Demographics
IT's Role Within the Organization
State of the Practice
Research Agenda
Workforce Planning Strategies
IT Labor Market Trends
IT Staff Planning, Retention, and Growth
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
IT Executive Program Research Agenda

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