By 2030 tech talent shortage will reach 4 million unfilled positions
Even though we will experience massive layoffs in tech in 2023, we should keep in mind the big picture. The tech talent shortage is going nowhere and may reach 4 mln unfilled positions in 2030, according to KornFerry (check their Global Talent Crunch report).
It'll be a big challenge for engineering leaders a) to find people for their teams and b) to find the right people.
We must create as many talent-sourcing opportunities as possible, like better employer branding or internships.
An internship isn't only a good sourcing opportunity but also a stretch:
- for the team (they need to be good mentors),
- for tech stack (it needs to be easy to learn and bugs-proof)
- for you as leader of low experienced people
Interns are also THE BEST candidates for Junior Software Engineers. While still relatively low-skilled, they have the will to grow and the domain knowledge they learned during an internship.
March is the best month to start planning the summer engineering internship program. It's not an easy thing to do, so better to start a few months ahead.