Asia can fill IT skills gap
SOURCING talent from across Asia can ease the shortage of skills in IT, says Hays Information Technology.
Recruiting expert Peter Noblet says employers may be slowly embracing this solution but it is far from universally accepted.
‘‘ Finding good people with the right skills remains a challenge for employers across the Asia Pacific, despite current global economic conditions,’’ he says.
‘‘ Across development, infrastructure and business, organisations are now considering strategies to bridge the skills gap.’’
He says some employers who have never considered sponsoring foreign workers are now considering this option.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship figures show the number of subclass 457 primary visas granted from July to the end of December 2011 was 50.7 per cent higher than the same period last year.
Noblet says recruiting from overseas can be a simple process.