We found this piece this week of interest – it’s a key piece of research and we really need to involve the whole of industry to fix it. (apologies for a picture of a guy with an iPad as its theirs). You can download the research on the link!
70% of employers anticipate a shortage, with almost a quarter (24%) expecting it to greatly impact their recruitment
The greatest shortages will be felt in Yorkshire (73%), London (62%) and the North (55%)
According to CTOs, Cyber Security (56%), BI & Data Management (41%) and Software Development (35%) are the most sought after skills this year.
Two-thirds (36%) of technology hiring managers believe the recruitment process takes too long, with more than a quarter (27%) facing competition for candidates who receive multiple job offers
Nearly 8 in 10 technology candidates search for their next opportunity on online job boards, however only 28% of employers are currently adopting this recruitment strategy
More than half of employers find candidates lack the right technical skills necessary for technology positions
Over 20% of technology employers highlight they need to encourage more females into the sector
Women’s Tech Founders has partnered with YTKO to deliver a series of events offering tailored business support to help you start and grow your tech business via the North and East Bristol Support programme (NEBS).
NEBS is delivering fully funded business support to help pre-start, start-ups and SMEs gain the essential business knowledge needed for success. The wide range of support includes workshops and training in marketing, finance, planning, strategy and much more, as well as 1:1 sessions with expert business advisors and access to peer networking events to grow your Bristol business network. Funded by Bristol City Council and West of England Combined Authority, this support is available until March 2023, covering all industries and business sizes from 0 to 250 employees. In addition to the live, online workshops the support gives access to two award-winning e-learning platforms to allow learning in your own time.
Join us on Zoom This Thursday for a one hour interactive and informal meeting to discover more about the funded programme and how to access tailored support, as well as request topics for learning and group discussion each month.
After some discussions in the early days of Women’s Tech Hub we found out that many of our members do not have linkedIn profiles. We were interested to find out why, so after some preliminary research i.e. we asked them why they didn’t use the platform, we came to the conclusion that they mainly saw it as a job search site. They feared that being on it whilst in a job may make it appear to their company that they were looking to leave and therefore risk their job security.
We were then asked by a company why the men were on linkedIn, to which we said “do you want to google that or shall we do that for you?” (we can be a bit sarcastic at times when we feel that getting us to google something when they can’t be bothered is akin to asking us to make the tea). The answer we came back with, after yet again not a very thorough or convincing piece of research, was that the men said they liked their boss to know that they are always available for other opportunities as it makes their bosses value them and pay them a competitive rate.
So there we have it – a non-exhaustive or very wide-ranging not really research questioning basically informed us that women would prefer an anonymised version of LinkedIn hence our candidate’s page was born. They may have mentioned something negative about annoying recruiters and being hit on also btw, but the anonymity solves that too.
We’ve decided that we want to start showing off about the great women we have as members who are looking to change companies/careers/city or returning to the industry after a family career break. So here’s this weeks Candidate of the week
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
Every business starts with an idea. Each of the millions of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that operate across the globe every day started with an idea that took shape in someone’s mind and made its way to market.
During this month-long ‘Meter Zone’ (all the engineering zones are named after different units of measurement!), several local engineers from the West of England region joined chat sessions with secondary school students, answering questions on a variety of topics, ranging from why they chose engineering as a career, possible new technologies for carbon neutral cars, the impacts of Covid_19 on working life, working internationally and much more.
Young women entering the workforce are typically inundated by a wide range of career tips to help them succeed. Although most of this advice is probably well intended, that doesn’t necessarily make all of it helpful.
Girls are closing one gender gap we don’t want: diagnoses of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Between 2003 and 2011, parents reported an increase of ADHD diagnoses of 55% for girls, compared to 40% for boys…