Note from the editor

The talent drought has become a tech industry obsession as companies prioritize modernization. 

The cliché holds: Every company is becoming a tech company. Right? 

The push to infuse technology and create more powerful systems for customer interaction adds pressure to an already taxed talent pipeline. 

With salaries rising and all walks of industries targeting cloud developers and software engineers, businesses are becoming more creative with hires. 

CIO Dive's report on Workforce covers: 

  • The decision to outsource 
  • Skills in demand 
  • A looming talent drought
  • The trend toward accommodating remote work 
  • And the shelf life of skills

The demand will not soon abate. Competition will increase for a talented tech workforce in the digital age. How decision makers respond will define success. 

Naomi Eide Senior Editor

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• Published April 13, 2021

Average IT salary reaches 6 figures. What's next for technology hiring?

The shift to remote work is spurring a "normalizing of compensation rates" across locations, Randstad research found.

• Published Jan. 25, 2021

Interns are the next wave of IT workers — here's how to better manage them

IT battles an expanding workforce shortage. Can skill-building programs build a more diverse talent pipeline?

• Published Jan. 15, 2021

An IT talent pipeline emerges in candidates without college degrees

With the rise of certifications and apprenticeships, success in IT without a college degree is on the rise.

• Published Jan. 28, 2021

One-third of workers 'frustrated' with workplace tech: report

• Published March 31, 2021

Skip the programs, focus on culture: IT leaders navigate inclusion at work

There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Instead, it's usually tailored to the business mission and workforce.

• Published May 14, 2021

The skills gap is shifting: Prepare to upskill

• Published April 23, 2021

Software demand grows as employers make their case for talent

• Published April 1, 2021