Win the talent wars by looking globally Highly qualified, reliable talent is the holy grail of staffing — everyone wants it, but it’s hard to find or even know where to start looking. For technology companies, it doesn’t help that we’re in the middle of a global tech skills shortage. Earlier this year, Harvey Nash and KPMG published a survey of more than 4,000 CIOs and other tech leaders in 86 countries. A majority of the CIOs (62%) said a lack of talent will prevent their organization from keeping up with the pace of change. Some business leaders turn to outsourcing as a stopgap, but too often this decision leads to disastrous results. Is there a better solution? First, we need to understand the causes of the tech industry’s current hiring struggles.