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The Future of Tech Recruitment

26 April 2021
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The Future of Tech Recruitment

No country is immune from digitization. As industries shift to more advanced, automated processes, employers need additional people – particularly those with IT skills – to drive transformation. With the effects of COVID-19, the future of recruitment in all sectors will be very different from what we're used to as many companies are placing hiring efforts on hold or relying on emerging technology to on-board new employees.

Fortunately, there is expected to be a post-pandemic uptick in tech recruitment. For many businesses, having to adapt to remote working quickly forced companies to depend on cloud-based technologies, video communication and remote software in ways they couldn’t have imagined just a few years ago. 

​​Industry 4.0

Malaysia intends to develop the right climate for Industry 4.0 adoption and to align current and future growth strategies by ensuring: 

  • Talent supply & skill levels

  • Collaborative platforms

  • Digital infrastructure

  • Funding support

  • Data availability & sharing, as well as,

  • Innovation capacity

Given its importance, the Industry 4.0 Policy puts a focus on creating, improving, and retaining the required talent and skills. Industry 4.0 is radically changing the job environment which will result in dramatic shifts in how industrial workers conduct their tasks. There will be entirely new jobs developed with very different ability requirements, while certain roles will become redundant.

Identify skills adjacencies 

As businesses continue to pivot to the changing economic world as a result of digital transformation, demand for employees with technology-related hard skills is growing. But, there is a misconception that hard skills related to digital technologies are the only in-demand skills due to the rise of digital transformation. 

In actual fact, technology skills are no longer highly centered in IT; they need to be “marbled” across organizational functions and businesses and coupled with soft skills to achieve transformation success. The gig economy, for instance, is predicted to account for 50%of the overall workforce in the next five years. Effective communication, in addition to the hard skills needed to perform the critical tasks, will play a significant role, especially in IT functions where employees are progressively working across teams to lead digitization. 

Therefore, a multi-source recruiting plan that involves both online and offline engagement activities would ensure that you access a broader pool of Tech Talent. Organizations would be able to flex their efforts to the best combination by measuring the number of impressions and clicks made on different platforms.

If your business needs help connecting with the top tech talent to survive in the new normal, our experts are on hand to help. We’ve helped many tech companies to scale by connecting them with the right people. Get in touch today to start your conversation.

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