Recruiting diverse, high-skilled IT employees through existing virtual social networks

Julio Angel Ortiz, Andrea Tapia, Edgar Maldonado

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

There is an Information Technology (IT) skills gap in the United States. To address this unmet need, organizations are fervently looking for ways to create a sustainable IT professional assembly line of educated and highly skilled workers with strong social networks and exceptional team-based organizational skills. While the IT workforce field has been heavily researched, the majority of this investigation gives little to no discussion to the role under-represented groups of virtual social networks will play in addressing this concern in our knowledge economy. This paper explores how existing social networks of minority Greek-letter organizations possess high IT soft skills to meet this need. It concludes by highlighting key implications for the IT workforce today and in the years to come.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS CPR'06 - Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference - Forty Four Years of Computer Personnel Research
Subtitle of host publicationAchievements, Challenges and the Future
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages4-11
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1595933492, 9781595933492
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventSIGMIS CPR'06 - Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference - Claremont/Pomona, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2006Apr 15 2006

Publication series

NameSIGMIS CPR'06 - Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference
Volume2006

Other

OtherSIGMIS CPR'06 - Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference
CountryUnited States
CityClaremont/Pomona, CA
Period4/13/064/15/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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