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As the cost of living in London rises, and the government’s unfriendly immigration policies for non-EU citizens persist, the shortage of tech talent becomes ever more acute.
To succeed in London, tech companies need to think more globally. If they can’t get local talent in, then one solution for businesses that need to grow but don’t want to relocate is to consider outsourcing part of their operation.
London and Philippines based technology startup Cloud Employee has reported record growth this year and expects further expansion in 2016.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK’s IT sector find themselves in an unprecedented business climate today due not only to globalisation, but also due to our now permanently interconnected world.
That’s the upshot of the Hays Global Skills Index, released this week, and it adds to a growing body evidence that shows that there just aren’t enough home-grown candidates to fill the specialist IT roles required by the UK economy.
Cloud Employee founder and CEO, Nick Hargreaves, believes that looking to nations with high educational standards and large numbers of IT and engineering graduates – such as the Philippines – could be the answer to the UK’s skills shortage.
For London tech firms who don’t want to relocate, the Philippines is also becoming a hotbed for outsourcing.
Government body Tech City UK has announced the launch of the revised Tech Nation Visa Scheme, to make it easier for technology start-ups to attract and secure top talent from outside the European Union (EU).
Many businesses are concerned that they can’t get workers with the right digital skills and 46% of respondents want better training in universities.
There’s no debate about the IT skills of the workforce in the country. The Philippines are the world’s second fastest growing economy in the world.
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