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42% of Organizations Struggling with Sourcing Quality Tech Talent Globally

Lack of budget came a close second for nearly a quarter of the respondents (24 per cent), said the survey titled 'Tech Hiring & Technology Adoption Trends 2019'

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The survey by talent assessment company Mercer|Mettl found that more than 32 per cent of organizations lacked sufficient knowledge about the tools for conducting effective assessment methodologies across all the stages of the hiring process. Pixabay

Nearly 42 per cent of organizations globally are struggling with sourcing quality tech talent globally, while 20 per cent cited the time taken to close a tech position as the primary challenge, a survey said on Monday.

The survey by talent assessment company Mercer|Mettl found that more than 32 per cent of organizations lacked sufficient knowledge about the tools for conducting effective assessment methodologies across all the stages of the hiring process.

Lack of budget came a close second for nearly a quarter of the respondents (24 per cent), said the survey titled ‘Tech Hiring & Technology Adoption Trends 2019’.

“As everybody is onboarding the automation bandwagon, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain quality tech talent. This is mostly on account of inadequate knowledge regarding tech-driven best practices and widening demand-supply gap,” said Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer|Mettl.

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Nearly 42 per cent of organizations globally are struggling with sourcing quality tech talent globally, while 20 per cent cited the time taken to close a tech position as the primary challenge, a survey said on Monday. Pixabay

Moreover, 12 per cent of companies did not have a competency framework in place and nearly one-fifth (21 per cent) depended on face-to-face interviews to screen candidates.

Except for the 18 per cent of companies that leveraged smart AI-based technologies to filter resumes, the rest relied on lengthy ways for pre-screening the applications.

This not only caused the lead time to stretch unnecessarily but also lowered the success rate of the entire hiring process.

While evaluating candidates, proficiency in the required tech skills comprised the top criterion for 20 per cent of the organizations.

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On the other hand, 18 per cent of them tested the candidates with the view of up-skilling them as and when necessary. In this case, cognitive ability and learning agility formed the basis for evaluation.

Mercer|Mettl is currently partnering with over 2,000 global companies, 31 sector skill councils and more than 15 educational institutes across over 80 countries.

Mettl was acquired by Mercer in 2018, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and career. (IANS)

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Organizations in India Much Slower in Detecting Cyberattack, Says Survey

Companies should ideally detect an intrusion on an average within one minute, investigate it within 10 minutes, and isolate or remediate the problem within an hour, said CrowdStrike which developed that 1-10-60 rule

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The picture shows a warning sign for "cyber threats ahead". Pixabay

Organizations in India take 222 hours on an average to detect, triage and investigate a cyberattack, making them much slower than the global average of 162 hours, says a new survey by US-based cyber-security firm CrowdStrike.

Almost all respondents from India (97 percent) said cyberattacks sponsored by malicious and unfriendly countries pose a clear and present danger to the organization.

Over 40 percent of Indians surveyed said China was the country that most worries respondents when thinking about the potential origin of a nation-state-sponsored cyberattack.

Surprisingly, 30 percent of Indians also said they thought India and or Pakistan could be the potential origin of a nation-state-sponsored cyberattack, said the study titled “2019 Global Security Attitude Survey”.

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A laptop displays a message after being infected by ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack on June 27, 2017 in Geldrop, Netherlands. (Representational image). VOA

The study involved 1,900 senior IT decision-makers and IT security professionals in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Middle East, Australia, Germany, Japan, France, India, and Singapore across major industry sectors.

From India, 300 senior IT decision-makers and IT security professionals were surveyed.

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To be successful at stopping breaches, an organization needs to detect, investigate and remediate or contain the threat as quickly as possible.

Companies should ideally detect an intrusion on an average within one minute, investigate it within 10 minutes, and isolate or remediate the problem within an hour, said CrowdStrike which developed that 1-10-60 rule. (IANS)