Gartner Survey reports that 58% of companies hire borderless technology talent
According to a recent Gartner survey, 58% of firms have at least some IT personnel operating in a remote, borderless environment. In the last three years, the number of tech employees doing remote work has doubled.
According to Gartner, a borderless workforce is a group of professionals that perform remote work from several nations. They work under the terms of an international employment contract. The report also discovered that 27% of CEOs are considering recruiting borderless tech workers as this pattern continues to evolve.
Gabriela Vogel, Senior Director Analyst at Gartner, said that improving retention and recruiting became the No. 3 goal for CEOs. So it is no wonder the pace of employing borderless technology professionals has doubled in the previous three years. The COVID-19 pandemic also pushed borderless hiring, and what was once an exception is now the norm.
The survey of 288 C-level directors and their immediate subordinates was done in the 2nd quarter of 2022. The Gartner survey explored the idea, attitudes, and intentions for adopting a borderless tech workforce.
Vogel further added that today’s professional world is mobile, and the market is international. The talent rivalry is neutral since we are all vying for attention under the same banner: technology. As a result, talent is leaving countries for other nations. The public administration is losing talent to the private sector, and all industries are experiencing this problem. Where they have the most significant competitive advantage, the “borderless zone,” business and IT executives hire employees without borders.
According to the report, 19% of the IT staff at firms with access to global talent is also international. Vogel further added that business and IT executives must change their operational model to hire borderless workers. This includes altering their management strategies, infrastructure and technology, cybersecurity and data protection, and pay fairness.
The U.K. comes fourth with about equal appeal from European (28%) and North American (26%) enterprises. India is the most preferred location for hiring a borderless technology workforce. The survey revealed that due to Europe’s reasonable labor regulations, there is a considerable concentration of employment within its boundaries.
Location of borderless tech force
Source 1 – Gartner, 2022
Software engineering/application development and support are the top two specialties for which executives search for talent across borders.
71% of the organizations surveyed agreed that it was crucial to consider the unique requirements of borderless tech workers. But, only 50% of the organizations said they had implemented the same in their workplace strategy. These tools include cloud office suites, workstream collaboration, meeting solutions, and digital whiteboarding.