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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all.

- Exchanging IT expertise and knowledge

The Institute fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing.

- Supporting practitioners

Through continuing professional development and a series of respected IT qualifications, the Institute seeks to promote professional practice tuned to the demands of business. It provides practical support and information services to its members and volunteer communities around the world.

- Setting standards and frameworks

The Institute collaborates with government, industry and relevant bodies to establish good working practices, codes of conduct, skills frameworks and common standards. It also offers a range of consultancy services to employers to help them adopt best practice.

As part of the new BCS strategy ‘making IT good for society’ we are addressing the problem of IT recruitment and capability. Recruitment within the IT industry is broken - employers cannot find the right candidates to fill vacancies and yet employees cannot find the jobs.

Did you know?

• Staff turnover costs British businesses over £4.13bn each year.

• IT is the sector with the highest staff turnover cost, at £1.9bn each year.

• Recruitment and retention of talent with the right skills to support new business demands is a significant issue.

We will be addressing these issues with your help - we are inviting you to hold or attend a community ‘thinkshop’.  You can hold a thinkshop in your local café, pub or canteen. We will provide support for you during the organising process as well as a digital pack which will include prompt questions to use at the thinkshop.

Have a look here on meetup at the scheduled events - if you want to attend just click on the event and RSVP. If you'd like to hold one of your own events then let us know here:

Get involved in the conversation and help us make IT good for society.

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