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Thincrs: Optimizing Mexico’s Tech Talent

By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Tue, 03/29/2022 - 16:51

The incessant march of technology demands that companies invest in the optimization of their talent to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving digital ecosystem. Tackling this market urgency is Thincrs, an edtech and recruitment company that just launched its Talent Development-as-a-Service platform as a means of closing the gap between talent skills and industry demand, said the company in a press release.  

Now that companies are more comfortable with international recruitment, Mexican companies are increasingly competing with international ones for domestic tech talent. According to a study by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, 45 percent of global companies shared that they could not find the talent with skills they needed. While companies have begun to partner with universities and technical schools to prepare the next generation of talent, companies would primarily benefit from investing in their organization’s talent pool.

“Companies must invest in the upskilling and reskilling of their collaborators’ soft and hard skills needed to support the competitiveness of the organization,” Miguel Alegre, General Director, Higher Institute for Internet Development (ISDI), told Thincrs.

Thincrs’ talent development service platform is helping companies dimmish the wait period before organizations can expect to see a return on investment. While the platform has a recruitment function needed to bring on more talent , it also helps contributors update their skill sets and technical abilities with personalized programs in line with the “DNA of the company’s processes and culture.” This process allows employees to advance their professional careers and double their family’s income, according to Thincrs.

While its featured programs are centered around technology profiles, the platform has begun to expand into manufacturing, which is similarly being stifled by talent scarcity. According to LinkedIn's "Booming Jobs 2022" list, the 15 fastest growing jobs in the last five years in Mexico are linked to technology development, marketing, customer service and clinical research. Consequently, as the economy continues to expand into the digital space, Mexico will need more specialized tech talent for the greater national economy to remain competitive.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Thincrs, Institute for Business Value
Photo by:   Kevin Ku
Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Cinthya Alaniz Salazar Journalist & Industry Analyst