Factors for the Management of Scarce Human Resources and Highly Skilled Employees in IT-Departments: A Systematic Review

Factors for the Management of Scarce Human Resources and Highly Skilled Employees in IT-Departments: A Systematic Review

Olaf Radant (BearingPoint, Berlin, Germany), Ricardo Colomo-Palacios (Faculty of Computer Sciences, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway) and Vladimir Stantchev (SRH Hochschule Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/JITR.2016010105
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Due to an unsatisfying demographic development in most European states, companies have to solve a trade-off between a needed increasement of productivity on the other hand and fewer highly skilled employees on the other hand. In this paper, authors propose factors for different layers of a framework to manage scarce resources in IT-departments. These layers aim for different relevant dimensions of employee satisfaction like wages, psychological development of employees and work life balance. Authors present a structured literature review to screen relevant publications on the topic. This paper offers white range of different factors regarding the management of labour shortage and highly skilled employees in companies which can be used to build a holistic model or framework to solve the challenges of the upcoming demographic change in Europe. Although the topic is quite popular in scientific literature, there is not a study devoted to identify these factors in organizational contexts. This paper is aimed to bridge this gap.
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2. Research Methodology

2.1. Motivation and Objectives

The literature presents a variety of studies about scarce resources and the challenges of companies and specifically their IT-departments. But, exploring previous research shows that a comprehensive systematic review does not exist on this topic. Therefore, this study will facilitate the understanding of the current status of research in different areas and address further investigation.

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