Three-quarters of firms are trying to hire employees

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    Three-quarters of Irish organisations are now finding it difficult to find it professionals, new research has shown.
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Three-quarters of Irish organisations are now finding it difficult to find it professionals, new research has shown.

The survey was conducted among 102 it managers of it departments with 12,000 employees in Dublin Auxilion services company found that a quarter of Irish firms are now described as “very difficult” trying to find and keep staff. Half say it is “very difficult”.

Only 20pcs to say that they are not faced with the problems of selecting the right people.

The study showed similar results in respect of employees of project management with 25pcs reporting it “very difficult” to find the project Manager and 46pc describing it as “difficult”.

“The shortage is compounded by concern for the British exit from the EU more than a third of it departments expect that this will increase the demand for it and project resources within the next 18 months,” said Colin Moran, head of project management at Auxilion, which owns his group’s Alliance.

“In addition, the pressure on the staff this happens at a time when many organizations are planning to increase their investment over the next 18 months, particularly for it projects, such as cybersecurity, data protection.”

Just over a third (amp; 35pc) believe that a British exit from the EU would increase demand for it services.

However, research suggests some uncertainty – with 38pc Manager, saying that “they don’t know” what will be.

Just over a quarter (26pc) believe that the quarter and month will not have any effect.

Auxilion report found that cybersecurity is one of the main priorities with 88pc plan to invest in this area, while 84pc are looking to increase spend in privacy and data protection.

A significant number (39pc) intend to invest more in automation and robotics while the Internet of things (iot) is now also firmly on the agenda-40 PCs plans to increase in this area.

“At that time there was much talk about the Internet of things and robotics, it is interesting to find that so many Irish organizations actively seeking to invest in these areas,” said Moran.

The study found that 44pc of it projects are not on time and that 32pc in the end, “going beyond the budget.”

“This may be due to the lack of project managers,” said Moran. “Our study suggests that 71pc of organizations find it very or quite difficult to find and retain the right project managers.

“Another factor may be the accountability, with 44pc of respondents reported that they rarely have actual visibility and status of it projects throughout their life cycle.”

However, compliance with GDPR high, with four out of five (79pc) said that they are well prepared for it, and 18pc to say that they are not ready or do not know.

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