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Unal Patel Discusses How to Navigate the Hiring Shortage in IT

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Unal Patel on the Shortage of Labor in IT: What Employers Can Do

There’s a public hiring crisis that’s been in the news for months now, and it’s left plenty of employers wondering the best way to source talent when there’s so much competition. Unal Patel is a Financial Advisory Services Consultant, but he’s also worked with private equity and public companies in IT services (among various other industries). He discusses how employers can approach this problem from different angles, and what they can ultimately mean for their business.

The Listing: Start with the Basics

It would be easy to see a job listing like a checklist, especially when that’s how it’s arranged to begin with. A decision-maker will often shoot for the moon with their requirements, asking for educational milestones, achievements, or certificates that might not be commensurate with the salary or job title.

For an employer, this might …