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January 23, 2008

The mother of all prediction lists

Today's award for “Masterful List Compilation” goes to George Lenard over at George's Employment Blawg for his comprehensive, pull-from-all-corners take on the 2008 workplace. His predictions run the gamut from tech, productivity and job growth; to HR, work-life trends, regulations and more.

In case that's not enough for you, here are several 2008 predictions from our tech recruiting perspective to consider:

1. The IT talent pool will continue to drain at a steady rate, bringing the shortage to an all-time high, and forcing U.S. companies to consider alternative sourcing methods.

2. The shortage also will compel managers to reexamine who they're hiring, and for what. Look for a rise in combined staffs, where full-time workers handle routine development and maintenance, and consultants augment projects with specialized skills.

3. IT, tech and engineering programs will step up high school and college recruitment in an effort to stop the brain drain at its source, and train more qualified workers for the hiring pipeline.

Keep checking back for updates as to whether or not these predictions pan out!

Posted by Jim L.


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