August 30, 2021

IT companies here [Denmark] are starting to engage PC gamers for recruitment – thoughts?

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?

Comments

r31ver

Could just be a similar situation to the US. They say there are tons of unfilled jobs but forget to mention that most of them are entry level for scraps over minimum wage yet require 3+ years of experience.

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