No one to Do the Job. Staff Shortage or Zero Unemployment in High-tech Industry?

11 Apr

Information technologies in Russia are currently in a state of “perfect storm” — in the shortest possible time it is necessary to create a general critical infrastructure, automate the management of complex distributed infrastructures, invest business expertise in training specialists for higher education and academic environment, accelerate the training of specialists with programming skills. All large-scale projects, both at the level of an individual industry and nation-wide, are implemented following the logic of an import-independent stack, as well as encouraging the technological and human resources sovereignty of Russia.
Raising the overall level of competence and training a new generation of specialists will help to address these challenges. These are going to be engineers who look “into the horizon” of new technologies, and scientists who test various hypotheses to solve high-tech IT tasks, and technologists who are capable of arranging serial application of advanced solutions, and lawyers and doctors who are able to successfully implement industry projects.

  • Which industries have difficulties with insufficient number of human resources?
  • Is it possible to find quick solutions to this problem? Or is it going to be a ‘long story’?
  • Can we replace the ‘blue-collar’ workers and the job they do with some hi-tech process?
  • Can we use AI to address this challenge?
  • Has the HR strategic role changed? To what extend does HR define the business strategy?
  • How can the problem of management resources insufficiency be solved?