In the post-pandemic period, recruiting and maintaining teams of IT and Technology professionals has proven to be quite a challenge for corporations. According to Rosana Luz, Resource Allocation coordinator at Homine Tecnologia, with more than 20 years of experience in allocating and headhunting high-performance professionals for companies, the current situation of the job market poses three major challenges to organizations that need to set up and retain your IT and technology teams:
• high turnover of professionals due to the boom in the market;
• professionals are more resistant to face-to-face work, especially after the remote work experience during the pandemic, prioritizing remote or, at most, hybrid positions;
• and the already known difficulty in finding professionals who are fluent in English.
According to Turnover Report According to LinkedIn, the Technology/IT turnover rate has reached 15% in recent years – a high level, as companies aim for an ideal rate of 5% to 10% per year. “Talents in the IT area are constantly being disputed, especially in a hot market like the one we have today”, points out Rosana. This high turnover has impacts on companies, such as loss of knowledge, operational instability and the constant need to train new employees.
“This context is reflected in our allocation and headhunting work, as we need to recruit and make available professionals more quickly and accurately to quickly replace team gaps; this requires continuous networking and detailed analysis of profiles, in order to reach the maximum adherence of the professional to the open position at the client”, points out Rosana. "There is no time to lose".
Fluency in English is essential for IT professionals. In a globalized and connected environment, many companies work in partnership with international corporations, have clients outside the country or even geographically distributed teams. Mastering English is therefore essential for effective communication with co-workers, customers and suppliers.
According to the 2022 edition of the English Proficiency Index, by Education First, Brazil occupies the 58th position in the English proficiency ranking, which reinforces the challenge faced by Brazilian companies in this regard. “This is a recurring difficulty and one way out has been to seek out Brazilian professionals who live abroad, in the United States and Europe, fluent in English and other languages, to work remotely in companies”, explains Rosanna.
Another crucial aspect is the desire of IT and technology professionals to work remotely or in a hybrid model. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of telecommuting in many industries, and IT is no exception. “Professionals know that they can perform their duties just as efficiently outside the traditional office, there is no turning back”, evaluates Rosana.
Research conducted by Robert Half revealed that 37% of employed technology professionals prefer fully remote working and another 55% embrace the hybrid model. This preference is motivated by flexibility, quality of life and reduced travel costs.
Faced with this challenging scenario, having a strategic partner dedicated to seeking, selecting and allocating professionals is today a competitive advantage for companies, helping them to assemble and maintain their teams and, by extension, contributing to the continuity and efficiency of work routines.
Homine has been in the Resource Allocation area for over 20 years and operates under two models: Headhunting, recruiting qualified candidates for direct hiring by companies; and the Allocation service, in which it recruits, selects and hires specialists to work under the client's management. “This strategic alliance allows our clients to have continuous access to highly qualified professionals, without the burden of lengthy selection processes and inconsistencies in matching candidates to vacancies offered by companies”, points out Rosana. Among Homine's Headhunting and Allocation clients are Accenture, Infosys, Bauducco, Messer Gases, SPC Brasil, Hitachi, Mercado Livre, Osram, Bombril and others. To learn more about the service, click here.