New report pinpoints pressing cybersecurity workforce gaps
ISACA’s newly released annual research report, State of Cybersecurity 2023, Global Update on Workforce Efforts, Resources and Cyberoperations, focuses on ongoing hiring and retention challenges, as well as key workforce gaps both in technical cybersecurity skills and soft skills. The report indicates some strides have been made in addressing employee retention, but it continues to challenge enterprises looking to sustain robust security teams. When hiring, respondents say they are looking for the following top five technical skills in cybersecurity pros: Identity and access management; cloud computing; data protection; incident response; and DevSecOps.
What employers need to offer to keep workers from leaving
Recession fears and massive layoffs have ushered in what is being termed the Big Stay, according to a recent report by CNBC. The phrase signals a rebalancing to pre-pandemic tenure levels as workers decide to stay put because of worsening economic conditions. But even so, it’s important to remember that even with less job hopping, employee loyalty looks vastly different than it did before the pandemic.
Become a more inclusive leader in the workplace
More than ever before, people want to work for a company that values diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), advises contributors to US News & World Report. So, for leaders, it’s imperative to foster an open and dynamic workplace culture. When leaders are inclusive, they make sure every voice in the room is heard, which creates a safe space where employees feel comfortable sharing their unique perspectives. That results in teams that are more creative and productive because they know they’re respected and their contributions matter.
Strategies for managing a divided workforce
PwC’s Global Workforce Hopes and Fears Survey 2023 explores the implications of a divided workforce in which U.S. employees are split between those with advanced degrees or technical skills and those without, and how these differences are affecting workplace experience and even career prospects. The survey drew responses from nearly 54,000 workers in 46 countries and territories, including over 5,000 employees in the United States across 29 different industries.