Analyst firm Forrester predicts that the job market will continue to favor IT professionals in 2023, despite recent mass layoffs across the technology sector.
“Despite the softening macroeconomic environment, there is still a lot in the skills and talent market,” said Forrester vice president Frederic Giron at the company’s APAC Forecasts 2023 event in Singapore on Thursday. tension can be seen.
Giron explained that even though tech companies like Meta, Amazon and Twitter have collectively laid off thousands of tech workers recently, there aren’t enough people to fill the industry’s skill gap.
“We need hundreds of thousands of people,” Giron said, adding that companies need to think more strategically about how to create their talent pool, using freelancers, vocational schools, and process automation. I predicted.
“You will also see more sophisticated types of relationships between companies and service providers, such as joint ventures,” says Giron.
Senior analyst Fahad Ehsan said that adding to the skills shortage in 2023, managers must continue to tolerate remote work. Ehsan said a prolonged work-from-anywhere policy would continue to raise questions about how to manage productivity, as well as raise security concerns.
“CISOs are also concerned about who is accessing data, how they are accessing corporate networks, and how authentication is done,” Ehsan said.
However, there are also some locations, such as hotels and airports, that will have fewer employees next year. Principal analyst Tom Mouhsian said Fortune Global 200 companies are rethinking and restricting their travel policies. This is not only due to reduced demand for business travel in a post-COVID lockdown world, but also to meet environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies.
“There are campaigns to denigrate companies on business travel and airlines claiming they are environmentally friendly,” says Mouhsian.
rise of the machine
But until AI learns to write software, all technical talent and management issues may be temporary.
Principal Analyst Leslie Joseph said, “This class of AI algorithms, called generative AI, is having its moment right now.”
Joseph said “TuringBots” (software that can build, deploy, run and test code according to design specifications) will generate 10% of the world’s code and tests by 2023.
“There is this whole realignment of who is responsible for building digital software within the enterprise.” ®