The Swedish Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to this year’s first Tech Table “A Changing Tech Landscape – New Strategies to Attract and Maintain Tech Talent” on March 28, 2023.
As we all know, the tech industry is changing at a fast pace. Big tech parties, including Microsoft, Meta, HP, Spotify and Amazon, have been laying off workers by the thousands in the last months. What lies behind the wave of layoffs? Is it a correction for the exponential growth of recent years or are there other underlying factors?
Despite the recent layoffs in the tech industry human capital remains one of the most important factors for the growth of tech companies and there is still a great demand for tech talent. Employees still have the luxury to choose from offers from multiple tech companies. Employees are increasingly making decisions about their career based on the impact and the sustainable strategy of their future employer rather than the salary or bonuses they will receive. Other relevant factors are the ability to influence the policy of the company and to create a positive impact on society and on wellbeing instead of merely helping the company achieve its revenue targets.
In this tech table we have gathered tech specialist from Sweden and the Netherlands to discuss which lessons of the recent development in the tech sector can be learned. Are you as an employee a good fit for the company and is the company as employer a good fit for you? Labor has gotten a lot more expensive, companies have to hire the best, but is that enough? Companies also have to rethink how they reskill and upskill their teams. People are the most important factor for a company’s growth. How to find the right people and which strategies do you need to build stronger, more innovative and inspiring teams, and How to maintain and attract new tech talent?