TechRound, January 24th 2023: Expert Predictions For Tech Trends That Will Shape 2023 – Part 1
As we enter 2023, it’s hard not to reflect on the evolution of technology over the past year. TechRound spoke to Victoria McLean, founder and CEO of award-winning career consultancy City CV, to find out more…
Below is a short excerpt.
Victoria McLean, CEO & Founder at City CV
“More movement at senior level: We’ll see more movement with senior level candidates seeking new opportunities. There’s currently optimism in terms of new roles because of high employment levels, and a thirst for increased remuneration in light of the cost of living crisis.
“Increased focus on fresh talent streams: Some 72% of tech teams currently have a skills shortage. Companies will be investing more in talent they want to engage and retain to prepare them for bigger and broader roles in the future. An uncertain outlook requires future leaders to be upskilled.
“Gen Zs will feel a squeeze: There’s also been a lot of movement amongst Gen Zs, who are demanding roles on their terms and with flexibility. However, this has been limiting their learning opportunities, ability to network and get involved in exciting new projects. I predict this will change as we move into a recession and the job market becomes tighter.
“Doubling down on DE&I: This will become even more essential in tech, especially when it comes to equality. According to government-funded growth network Tech Nation, nearly three million people in the UK are employed in the UK tech industry – yet just 26% of them are women.”