Gartner Research

CIOs Must Renew Strategies to Build a Skilled IT Workforce

Published: 24 May 2013

ID: G00252821

Analyst(s): Diane Berry, Lily Mok


Changing market, business, and technology landscapes require CIOs to re-evaluate the effectiveness of their IT workforce strategies, renew recruiting and development practices, and pay special attention to the engagement and retention of their key IT talent and top performers.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Prolonged cycles to fill key IT roles and skills amplify the need for CIOs to strengthen demand management and workforce planning disciplines
  • As IT transforms capabilities to support the digitalized business, CIOs will increasingly cultivate business-capable IT talent from within, more than via hiring from the outside
  • With continuous cost constraints, CIOs must redefine a compelling employee value proposition (EVP) that goes beyond competitive pay to attract, engage and retain top talent

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