Forbes Indonesia|June 2020
In the past ten years,
Indonesia has been experiencing rapid growth of digital and technology-based businesses. Hopping from one place to another or ordering food without leaving the comfort of the couch is now as easy as tapping the smartphone screen. On the back of this innovation, talents are working on building the information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure that makes user-friendly software. As a result, the demand for ICT talents is now increasing more than ever. Yet, the supply is in a shortage. According to the World Bank report Preparing ICT Skills for Digital Economy: Indonesia within the ASEAN context, the country is projected to lack nine million skilled and semi-skilled ICT workers between 2015 and 2030. Thus, seeking tech talent is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. However, that makes GeekHunter thrive over the years as a headhunter, helping companies find ICT talents.
“Of all talents across industries, IT talent is the most scarce one. The demand is high, but currently, we lack supply. Each role also has a particular requirement that comes with a higher difficulty level. That’s why companies ask for our help to find the right IT talent in terms of skill, cultural fit, and attitude,” says Yunita Anggraeni, cofounder and COO of GeekHunter, also known as Angra.
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