As the weeks go by the number of phone calls and email from friends and colleagues about the difficulty in recruiting Minnesota IT professionals continues to increase.
Part of me wonders… where have they been?
Minnesota IT jobs came off the bottom from the Great Recession around March of 2010. Since then we have seen a series of upticks and plateaus in the growth of jobs.
Most IT recruiters I know (corporate recruiter and HR and search/consulting folks like me) have been feeling the pain for a long time.
Some of them are now tossing around “The War for Talent” freely.
I get that. It gives a visual about what is going and for some it gives them an excuse for not performing.
I take a slightly different approach to this… if it is a “war” then you are doing everything you can to fight it, right?
But that seems to not be the case. Most in my opinion are still using a slingshot and spitballs.