Thursday, February 9, 2023

Companies cannibalizing scarce tech talent

Mexico City ,

Low development of the technical profile in Mexicowho are the people who are good at attending information technology (Of), robotics, Among other innovations, this has led to cannibalism of talent among companies, with companies losing about 20 percent of their workforce this year.

Claudia García, director of business partners for people in technology at AB InBev MAZ at Grupo Modelo, confirmed this percentage to MILENIO, pointing out that it limits the growth of companies in the country.

“Mexico has better technical conditions than other countries because of its proximity to the United States, may have more industries, but this talent must always be promoted,” he stressed.

Labor Observatory data shows careers with the biggest futures in Mexico digital systems engineering why robotics, With all Bachelor of Electronic Business,

It even states that there are 587,549 people employed in the world of work who studied computing, 36.5% fewer than law graduates or 48.1% fewer than those who studied business administration.

While, on the other hand, their average salary is 11% higher than that of the mentioned careers, this is because of the need for these types of people.

According to Equinix’s 2022 Global Technology Trends Survey, 62% of IT decision makers in companies see the skills shortage as one of the main threats to their business.

And it’s that the 2,900 leaders consulted note that the pace at which the technology industry is changing has left behind companies that struggle to find people with the right skills to meet current and future challenges.

The survey shows that the main concern of 52% of companies in Mexico is that job candidates have the wrong skills for the job and retaining existing talent.

On the other hand, the most requested technical profiles are those related to technical aspects of IT (34%), focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning (28%) and cloud computing specialist (25%).

Brandi Galvin Morandi, Director of Legal and Equinix Human Resources, said: “This should encourage higher education institutions to work with technology teams within companies to ensure that their curriculum provides students with the right skills and empowers them Prepares you for desired career.”

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By 2022, the Grupo Modelo Brewery will close with a 9.5% loss of technical profile, which is below the national average.

“We have 9.5% less than the national average of 20 percent, which means we are losing less talent than other companies,” said Claudia Garcia of Grupo Modelo.

But to continue these results and retain these workers as long as possible, the director said they will focus on special investments in training, listening to employees and having an adequate work environment.

“The tech sector grew, attracted new talent (…) We aim to invest in development, training, open feedback forums,” he said.

Claudia Garcia said she is proud that even though Grupo Modelo is not a 100% technology company, this class of employees still wants to stay with the company.

“We are recognized for being a beer company, but now our commitment is to be a technology company that produces beer (…) It has nothing to do with a specific sector, but rather to do this in different sectors. is to drive change.” Diversify the business and yourself”, he highlighted.

For this plan, the stake is not the development of its technical sector, it is the development of personnel in all capacities to achieve change in all sectors.


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