The Salesforce community has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with the International Data Cooperation projecting that in the next five years there will be two million jobs that will require Salesforce skills. That’s hardly surprising considering the fact that the Salesforce ecosystem is expected to create 3.3 million jobs by 2020.
But, with more and more joining the Salesforce ecosystem to augment and increase their business capabilities, the need for Salesforce talent to fill these roles is increasing massively.
Unfortunately, this demand for Salesforce skills is widening the already existing skills gap in the IT industry.
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Business executives are finding it harder and harder to source Salesforce experts, such as developers, administrators and architectures. These positions are crucial for an organisation using Salesforce, as each skillset ensures the platform is used effectively across all departments. Thus, without these skills in place, businesses are facing a crisis of being unable to utilise the technologies they so desperately need for their business’s success.
In this series, I’m going to take a look at why exactly this skills gap exists in the Salesforce ecosystem and, more crucially, how businesses can alter their talent acquisition techniques to close this gap and source the talent they desperately need for their business transformations. For now, let’s leave it by remembering that now – more than ever – there is an unprecedented need for technical talent, and Salesforce is no exception…