Regenesis Business Group has signed an agreement with EjobGlobal.com to provide UK companies with highly skilled English-speaking IT professionals from Eastern European countries.
"We are offering this because there is an acute shortage of IT professionals," says Pete Bingham of Regenesis Business Group. "The limited number of people in the UK who are suitably qualified and highly experienced in key IT areas mean they are often beyond the price range of the general market. Affluent companies poach sought-after specialists from smaller organisations and the public sector, neither of which has the resources to keep them. Less affluent companies are finding it hard to retain good IT staff."
"In Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and countries of the former Soviet Union there are a large number of experienced English-speaking IT professionals who are keen to work in the UK. Accessing candidates by UK-based companies is normally very difficult with geographic, cultural and language diversity, but working with EJobGlobal overcomes these difficulties. We match our UK client's exact IT requirements to available people through EJobGlobal in Bratislava who provide local expertise in recruiting. Employees recruited from Eastern Europe are likely to be more loyal to the UK hiring company and easier to retain."
The range of skills available encompasses IT Managers, Programmers, Analysts, Database specialists, Networking and Software specialists, and Engineers. About 1000 IT professionals are on the database currently.
About the UK's IT skills shortage
IDC Research has found that the UK IT skills shortage is likely to increase by at least 10 per cent each year between 1999 and 2002. In 2002, there is expected to be an explosion in e-commerce. Moreover, an exponential increase in the number of IT users is generating a comparable demand for people with the skills to support that usage.
Senior 'e-business' professionals are now commanding over £60,000 salaries, up 20% on 1999 figures. The most sought-after skills are Java, object-oriented programming languages like C++, and Unix and Oracle database skills, followed closely by Web design and development.
About Regenesis Business Group
Based in Swindon Wiltshire, Regenesis provides Consultancy and Business Support with several hundred associate management executives across a broad range of disciplines. Regenesis focuses on 'thinking ideas' and turning innovation into practical business reality with high technology companies involved in Electronics and IT. Partners include InventAid Ltd, Creativity Unleashed, and ProActive Trading Group.
EJobGlobal.com, based in Bratislava Slovakia, searches for specialists across Eastern European countries in the field of Information Technology and provides search, selection, skills-matching and personal interviewing of candidates. EJobGlobal's website is on http://www.ejobglobal.com
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