Projections show that our little country (<6mn) are going to be short almost 30,000 IT professionals by 2030.
Great for me since it pushes wages up! Not so great for companies.
I saw an article the other day that some of the largest IT companies here are starting to make sponsored “networking” events featuring professional e-sports players to attract PC gamers for possible recruitment.
It’s interesting, isn’t it? My boutique consultancy has an two-year academy for promising candidates and one of the most talented people on my team comes from there. He was recruited several years ago from the e-sports team that we sponsor.
No longer game but I’m convinced going through Windows 98/2000/XP gave me a pretty good start at learning how computers work.
With the industry bleeding for qualified candidates in other countries – I was wondering if anything similar is happening in other countries? Or if you’ve ever considered this avenue?