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Attracting & Retaining Tech Talent In 2023

Written By :

Todd DeMarco, CEO & Founder of Prodigy Resources

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11 Jan 2022
5 min read

Hello Hiring Managers, 

Let's take a quick look at one of the most pressing issues many businesses are faced with in 2023 - finding and retaining top talent! With the job market constantly changing, the task of finding and retaining top employees will continue to be a major challenge and one that can’t be ignored. Companies who don’t find ways to attract and keep their highest performing employees engaged will face serious problems as the labor market tightens again and employees have the pick of the litter when it comes to which companies they choose to pursue. 

This challenge is only intensified when it comes to technical talent. As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, many businesses are struggling to find and retain employees with the right technical skills to meet their needs. This skills gap is particularly prevalent in fields such as software development, data analytics, and cybersecurity. In these fields, the demand for skilled workers far exceeds the supply, making it difficult for businesses to find the right talent.

To address this challenge, businesses need to invest in training and upskilling programs for both their existing technical employees and new hires. This can include partnering with educational institutions to provide technical education, offering on-the-job training and apprenticeships, and hosting workshops and seminars. Providing opportunities for technical employees to develop and advance their skills not only helps businesses meet their current talent needs but also creates a pipeline for future talent.

In addition to investing in training and development programs, businesses need to offer competitive salaries and benefits to attract and retain top technical talent. With a tight job market, technical employees have many options when it comes to employment opportunities. By offering competitive compensation packages, businesses can stand out and attract the best talent.

Creating a positive work environment is also crucial to keeping technical employees engaged and invested in their work. This can be achieved by having open communication channels, offering career development opportunities, and recognizing technical employee contributions. Technical employees want to work in an environment where they can learn and grow, and where their contributions are valued.

Lastly, businesses need to keep up with the changing demographics of the technical workforce. As more baby boomers retire and younger generations such as millennials and Gen Z enter the workforce, companies need to adapt their hiring and retention strategies to accommodate the changing needs and expectations of these new generations of workers. This means offering flexible work arrangements, such as remote work options or flexible hours, and prioritizing work-life balance.

It's clear that the demand for technical talent is only going to continue to grow in 2023. Businesses that invest in training and development programs, offer competitive salaries and benefits, create a positive work environment, and adapt to the changing demographics of the technical workforce will be best positioned to attract and retain the best technical talent the market has to offer. 


If you’re currently experiencing issues when it comes to recruiting top performing technical employees, and could use some help, please reach out to us at todd@prodigyr.com. We’d love to lend a hand by digging deep into the market to help you find new hires that have the technical skills and mindset to excel within your organization!

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