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2020: time to buy or build a talent pool?

There are two ways for companies to fill their skills gap: train up existing employees or recruit new talent. Ian Campbell explores both routes with a specialist recruitment company and an IT training organisation

2nd February, 2020
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Claudia Delaney, head of training and certification at the Irish Computer Society

Like most developed countries, Ireland suffers a skills shortage when it comes to IT, which is a big challenge for an economy that is more dependent on foreign direct investment than most.

Many tech multinationals have set up their Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters here and rely on local tech talent to grow and innovate.

The skills shortage problem is not going away but may be slightly relieved by market forces. Tech recruitment specialist...

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