As we all know, the COVID pandemic has opened many doors that still cannot be closed today. In the IT world, not only languages and technologies are being updated. It also forces individuals and corporations, to not be left behind.
As an IT Recruiter, I have had the opportunity to experience this reality from a closer perspective, both when talking to candidates as to companies that require talent.
Nowadays, when it comes to selecting talent, it is no longer a top priority just to know how to program with any language, to know how to test code, or to have a degree. At the moment, there is also importance to what the cultural "match" is with the company.
This can counteract a little with the position of each candidate, since, nowadays, there is something much bigger and more powerful than the economic salary: the emotional salary.
It is about finding a place where you can grow professionally, reconciling the personal life of each person. Professional well-being is essential, since it is what makes workers stay within a company: psychological well-being, companionship, horizontal hierarchies, co-creation environments, transparent communication and, above all, the fact of "taking care" of the company's talent.
Of course, the economic aspect is what confirms if that talent wants (or not) to join a company, BUT, projecting into the future and the search for balance, it is not the only important thing anymore.
For example, teleworking and being able to work from wherever a person wants is very important when making a decision, at least in the IT world profiles.
Something that is happening in today's world is the "hiring freeze", or the lack of budget to continue hiring talent. In this case, I think it is important to be able to keep the talent they already have, creating a balance between economic and emotional salary.
And, in order for IT profiles to remain, it is necessary to take care of them in this way. If not, the "silent resignations" that we hear so much about nowadays or the famous "burnout" will appear.
Therefore, I believe that the IT world (both programmers and companies looking for these profiles), need learn from each other and grow together. And with respect to being an IT Recruiter in this new world, I also believe that you have to stay updated to be able to capture that talent and help those companies to retain them.