Keeping abreast of the latest developments in the talent landscape in IT can be difficult. From knowing what talent you may need in the next three to five years to developing a strategy to integrate artificial intelligence into your talent pool, it’s important to access the right sources timeously.
Social media can be useful in identifying trends, drawing on the expertise of those working in the field who can direct towards areas you might not otherwise considered. But the social media ecosystem is broad and vast and it is not always easy to know who to follow. Nearshore Americas’ guide to the state of IT talent recommends these eight social media influencers you need to follow now.
President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Moreno offers perspective not only on his Colombian homeland but also on the state of IT across the globe. He is passionate about projects that are transforming Latin America and the Caribbean and offers insight into the work of the IADB as well as talent trend information. He has highlighted young scientists making waves in Chile and explored the Colombian presidents’ view of reforms needed to help grow the creative industries. Many of his tweets are in Spanish.
The Enterprisers Project offers news, insight and commentary from its community of CIOs and IT leaders about talent and the state of the IT industry. It offers advice on attracting and retaining talent and practical guides on developing teams. Recent coverage has focused on building critical skills and deploying artificial intelligence within organizations.
Bailey is President of HP America. From 3D printing taking off to tackling the fourth industrial revolution, Bailey explores a very active and broad reach of topics, much of it talent related but also general tech and culture.
Rodríguez Kattah, Vice Minister of the Digital Economy of the Colombian ministry of ICT, offers perspectives on Colombia IT innovation, and women in tech, in a mixture of English and Spanish. Rodríguez Kattah has long written and commented on the state of IT talent, having spoken to Nearshore Americas in 2018 about Procolombia’s work to address the growing engineer deficit in the country.
Korn Ferry’s view of talent trends is driven by its role as a global organizational consulting firm. The feed offers insight into hiring practices and interviewing skills as well as explorations of hot topics such as motivation strategies and how to move beyond salary and benefits to what really matters.
For a strong global view on digital career development for women, Global Digital Women offers a wealth of resources as well as insight and advice aimed at empowering and encouraging women in tech. The feed often includes details of meet-ups themed around women in tech and career development in areas around the world. Advocating for more “womentors” as strong powerful voices of inspiration to women in technology is just one example of how Global Digital Women is empowering and encouraging digital career development.
Mostly in Portuguese, the Bridge Jobs offers a real, visceral human connection feel to its insight and advice on obtaining creative and technology jobs. Packed full not only with job opportunities, but also with IT talent looking for work, the Bridge Jobs is a great place to look for emerging and top talent and to get a feel for what talent trends are currently developing.
Frazzetto is Chief Digital Technology Officer & President of Technology Solutions at Harvey Nash USA. Her feed offers a wealth of information on everything from artificial intelligence strategy to the leadership track for women in tech, CIO influence, and how digital transformation works in different fields.
Know of a social media influencer we should be following? Contact Bianca Wright with details.