Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beyond young, white males – how to swim in a bigger tech talent pool - DIGINOMICA

by Cath Everett 
Originally published: June 20, 2017

While the tech industry in the industrialised nations of the West may consist today predominantly of young, white males, a confluence of factors are coming together that mean this established balance has to shift if the sector is to live up to its full potential.

Firstly is the quickening global skills crisis, which means that employers will need to look beyond traditional talent pools if they are to find the expertise they require to thrive and grow. But another consideration is that the general population is also ageing, which means that the workforce is ageing with it.