Grappling with the Great Tech Brain Drain

20 July 2022 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Melbourne | New Relic
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Complimentary for FSI Executives

Join a group of 8-10 of your IT peers across the Australian financial services industry in a session that will exchange insights on how attracting and retaining tech talent in Australia, specifically in the financial services industry, is becoming increasingly challenging. During the pandemic, many skilled workers on visas returned to their home countries, but even as borders reopened, strict regulations on immigration made it difficult to lure tech talent from overseas.

The situation has created a two-way brain drain; while overseas talent have returned home, local talent continue to be lured away with highly attractive packages that are hard to compete with. Although COVID has made it easier than ever to work remotely, some strict data sovereignty policies require that certain tech workers must reside in-country.

The discussion will touch on:


  • The unique challenges that tech hiring managers face in the Australian financial services sector.
  • Strategies to ensure your engineers are engaged in meaningful work vs toil.
  • The importance of an inclusive culture, fairness and growth to both attract and retain tech talent.