Software Development Academy (SDA), the largest IT programming academy in Central and Eastern Europe, estimates that corporations in Romania invest around 43,665 lei (apx 9.000 Euro) in the process of recruiting and integrating a single IT professional. However, it is estimated that these costs will increase in the coming years, as the need for IT professionals will continue to increase.
Also, a conclusion of the company shows that the HR departments and companies need to change their perspective on the way they are performing recuritment and instead competing on the same market for a single group of proffesionals, they should look in other fields, markets for recruiting programmers and IT specialists.
SDA predicts that, by the end of 2020, the shortfall of software developers and testers in Romania will reach between 40,000 and 50,000 professionals, significantly intensifying the competition between companies for existing IT talent and thus increasing the cost per hire.
“It is no longer profitable or efficient, neither in terms of time nor cost, for the human resources department to compete for the same group of IT professionals already present on the market. Corporations need to start looking for new IT talent elsewhere. Our answer to this problem is a professional retraining project in which corporations will recruit people from other areas of the market, who will offer personalized IT training to learn exactly the skills needed within the company. We have successfully carried out such projects in other markets and we are confident that this method is the future of IT recruitment, as it offers a solution to the growing deficit in Romania,” said Piotr Mazur, CEO of Software Development Academy Romania.
To respond to this growing crisis, SDA has launched in Romania a personalized recruitment process for corporations that are looking for junior IT professionals. As part of the program, which has already been successfully launched and implemented in other markets where the academy is present, including in Poland, SDA will not only find the right employees but will also manage the training and integration processes for them. Given the shortage of IT graduates in Romania, when implementing such programs in Romanian corporations, SDA will focus on training new IT professionals, by providing professional retraining courses.