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Title: Bankseta Skills Conference 26 October 2007


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Bankseta Skills Conference 26 October 2007
Gallagher Estate
Demand for ICT Skills
Neil Harper Standard Bank Group IT HR Director
Inspired. Motivated. Involved.
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Content
  • Background
  • How does the supply of IT skills look?
  • What is causing shrinkage of the IT skills pool?
  • What is being done to address the gap?
  • What can business / industry do?
  • Questions

The jobs are there, and they are high-paying
jobs, but we are just not seeing the pipeline of
people coming through the system. Neil Harper,
2007 Media release
3
Background
  • Standard Bank is a leading emerging markets bank
  • We have a significant investment in Information
    Technology
  • We require ongoing talent infusion, development
    retention

www.standardbank.co.za/aboutus/careers
The challenge we are a rapidly growing
organisation and to meet shareholders expectation
we need access to a skilled pool of candidates
for employment the pool is too small !
4
Background
  • We are committed to skills development in South
    Africa participate in the following
    initiatives
  • Annual graduate recruitment development
    programme
  • ITBLP (IT Business Learnership Programme)
  • Focussed University relationships
  • The Innovation Hub post graduate study
    programme
  • Soweto Festival Day Information about IT
    careers
  • Transformation committee social relevance

South Africa's IT industry is facing a huge
skills shortage and unless radical changes are
implemented in its resourcing strategy, the
industry will soon be left high and dry. - Rudi
Jansen, CE MWeb
5
How does the supply of IT skills look?
The challenge is to put the WOW! into IT !!!!
  • New registrations for IT related studies
  • New IT Graduates
  • Size of skills pool shrinking at entry level

IT has never been a more exciting career than it
is today.  Whether you are interested in
business, music, marketing, art, publishing,
technology, games, teaching, medicine, etc. you
cannot escape the influence of information
technology. Prof. Carina de Villiers, Head
Dept. Informatics University of Pretoria
6
South Africa Computer Science Graduates
? 18
2000
2005
Source ICT Skills in South Africa 19 March 2007
(Andrew Paterson HSRC)
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South Africa Computer Science Graduates
2000
2005
2001
2002
2003
2004
Source ICT Skills in South Africa 19 March 2007
(Andrew Paterson HSRC)
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How does the supply of IT skills look?
  • School leavers are not interested in studying IT
  • Current generation of young people have no idea
    of what working in IT is about.
  • Its not so much a case of demystifying the
    industry as changing negative perceptions,
    which may come from bad experiences with IT
    systems that the parents of prospective
    students may be exposed to
  • because of a lack of skilled teachers, the
    material is offered in such a way that
    learners lose interest.
  • (Source Prof. Basie Von Solms,
    President-ElectIFIP Academy of Information
    Technology, University of Johannesburg)

There are just not enough young adults coming
out of school with the ability to move on into
the tertiary level and undertake IT, engineering
or science-focused degrees or diplomas." -
Business Report, March 2007
9
How does the supply of IT skills look?
  • International trends
  • Growth within computer-related occupations
    from 2004 through 2014 will continue to put a
    strain on the pool of available talent. USA
    Canada
  • Limited resource pool for global sourcing
    centres. Asia Pacific Japan
  • growth in demand will continue through 2010
    and those who can conquer the squeeze for
    skills will gain competitive advantage.
  • (Source Gartner Skills shortages and their
    impact on IT services providers, 17 April 2007)

The question of whether there is a skills
shortage should not really be subject to debate.
There is unquestionably a shortage of certain
types of IT skills. Chris Wilkins, Computing
SA
10
How does the supply of IT skills look?
The most difficult to hire positions are
  • Project manager
  • Database administrator
  • Enterprise architect
  • Network engineer
  • Internet/Web architect
  • Web application programme
  • Business analyst
  • Internet / Web System Administrator
  • Security analyst
  • Gartner Here We Go Again A CIOs Guide to
    Employee Retention Engagement 3 November 2006

The IT industry, big business and the countrys
educational institutions all have a role to play
in building the pipeline of IT skills. - Neil
Harper
11
What is being done to address the gap? Birchwood
Declaration
Gathered at the invitation of the Minister of
Education, Mrs Naledi Pandor, and called as a
result of the recognition of the existence of a
significant ICT skills gap between the workplace
demand and the current rate of production of the
tertiary sector.
an ICT Skills Development conference was held
in March 2007 including members of the national
department of education, formal and informal ICT
education sector, the ICT industry and other
employers of ICT graduates
Source Birchwood Declaration for Tertiary Level
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Skills Development 25 July 2007
12
What is being done to address the gap? Birchwood
Declaration 5 Year Plan
  • University intake
  • Advocating ICT as a Career Choice
  • Engaging with Schools
  • Improving Success Rates
  • University curriculum review
  • Graduate production
  • Infrastructure funding (human and physical)
  • Involvement in Grand Challenges e.g. Karoo
    Array Telescope Square Kilometre Array

Source Birchwood Declaration for Tertiary Level
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Skills Development 25 July 2007
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What can business / industry do?
  • Establish enhance relationships with
    universities other academic organisations
  • Expand and innovate your on-campus selection
  • Engage with support industry learnerships
  • Transition skills from other industries
  • Leverage your existing in-house talent
  • Build communities of interest
  • Develop a comprehensive retention programme
  • Keep our skills in South Africa
  • Bring our skills back to South Africa

We have to increase the size of the pool and
we have to do it in the face on increasing
competition from other organizations and
industries. This is a challenge which goes to the
sustainability of the IT industry as we know it.
- Neil Harper
14
What can business / industry do? Building the
Skills Pool
Re-skilled employees Internal External
University Graduates
Schools of Technology
Vendor academy support
Learnerships Short courses
Matriculants
Skills Source
Skills Resource Pool
  • Skills Pool Leakages
  • Baby boomers retire
  • Change of lifestyle required
  • Immigration
  • Change in career

Project Manager
Data Administrator
Enterprise Architect
Network Engineer
Internet/Web Architect
Business Security Analysts
Other
Skills Output
Effective leadership engagement for retention
With the exception of companies that are making
genuine efforts to develop new skills, the
majority of ICT companies and their partners need
to do much more with regard to investing in and
developing human capital. Kaunda Chama, IT
Web, 10 July 2006
15
What can business / industry do? Retention
What does a retention programme consist of?
  • The relationship an employee has with their
    direct Line Manager is critical for retention
  • The extent to which employees are engaged
    determines the individuals intention to stay
    or leave
  • Retention is the result of effective
    integrated People Management practices

Other factors to consider
  • Retention and employee engagement have no magic
    formula
  • The quality and the promise of the work solidify
    commitment
  • The calibre of peers matters
  • Connect retention tactics to people's future
    value
  • Workforce biases today will affect retention
    tomorrow
  • Flexible work arrangements must be on the agenda

The IT industry, big business and the countrys
educational institutions all have a role to play
in building the pipeline of IT skills. - Neil
Harper
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