We just pulled off a great seminar in Almedalen! Thanks to all the members of the panel! Thanks Alexandra for moderating! And a big thank you to all of you who came and contributed with questions and interesting perspectives at this well attended event. Below is a brief summary:
Why do we have a situation where Swedish companies experience reduce growth as a consequence of a lack of steady competence-supply of developers while we, at the same time, have a substantial amount of newly arrived developers around the country that are still unemployed? What does diversity mean for innovation?
These were two main questions discussed by the panel in Sync Accelerator’s event in Almedalen. Moderated by Alexandra Pascalidou, who really did not take any prisoners, the panel was challenged to discuss some tough questions regarding the workings of the Swedish job market.The panel agreed that diversity is important for optimizing competence -supply and spurring innovation and that, although the tech sector in Sweden is quite ahead the rest of the Swedish job market in terms of diversity, it still has some distance to cover before truly capitalizing on Sweden’s brain gain of recent years. Most recruitment is carried out within personal and familiar networks and of course, in such a context, being new to a country means starting at a disadvantage.
Sync Accelerator wants to thank all of the members of the panel and all of those who attended the event. See you next year in Almedalen!