Nurturing talent in the rapidly growing digital infrastructure industry

Infrastructure Masons published on their blog a series of concerns related to the talent gap developing in the digital infrastructure industry:

  • The speed of digital technology evolution is widening the gap between the haves and have-nots as the technologically skilled people, who have their skillset evolve with the technology, go further up the stack;
  • Hiring people with relevant skillsets outside of the industry could attract new talent and help develop the existing talent through cross-raining and the exchange of best practices;
  • Measures put in place by battle-hardened predecessors lead to new hires becoming complacent, methods like failure drills could help train them to think differently;
  • There’s tremendous stress put on contractors in the high-pressure environment that is digital infrastructure.
  • Source: IMASONS