As Talent War Intensifies, Blue Bell-based Unisys Doubles Down on Retaining Its Employees

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As the talent war intensifies among companies desperate for tech workers, Blue Bell-based Unisys is doubling down on retaining its best employees, writes Kennedy Rose for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

CEO Peter Altabef informed investors during a recent second-quarter earnings call that while the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on talent does play a role in the company’s goals to retain its staff, it is not the main driver. Instead, the company is focused on increasing demand for top tech talent in the next decade.

According to a CompTIA report, there was an average of 850,000 job postings in information technology quarterly last year. This number should increase significantly, as tech jobs are expected to grow twice as fast as other occupations from 2020 to 2030.

Altabef is planning to keep the talent throughout that long-term growth by making sure Unisys is a place people want to work. To achieve it, the technology company is homing in on multiple issues, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, and career development.

“We don’t expect this to be an easy ride,” said Altabef. “We expect to have to do more and more to retain and attract talent.”

Read more about Unisys in the Philadelphia Business Journal.