IT talent shortage is still a major concern for most companies globally. Several firms have begun to accelerate their IT hiring, but experts believe it will not resolve the problem entirely. Organizations should plan to resolve the talent shortage by empowering their tech talent and helping them develop. When you nurture in-house talent, it enhances a sense of loyalty among the workforce and helps you work on your business requirements. In his article for InformationWeek, Nathan Eddy shares how you must enhance your tech talent skills.
Tips to Empower Tech Talent
Be Honest with Your Tech Talent
Megan Slabinski, a district president at Robert Half, mentions that businesses should be straightforward while talking to new tech team members about their needs. She adds, “If employees are thinking about how this opportunity is going to benefit them, employers need to be in a position to articulate that and create a pathway for training investment development.”
Adopt New Work Models
Many companies have begun to prioritize productivity rather than the place of work. When you do not invest your energy in micromanagement, it is easier to focus on other business concerns. Encourage your team to keep learning new things. Provide them with an environment where their learning aptitude can flourish.
Include Tech Talent in Decision-Making
Eddy states that a CTO must identify the business goals and train the staff to achieve them. It will give you better control over the running of projects and help you achieve your objectives in a realistic timeframe. Furthermore, it is better to have a close reporting partnership between the IT team and other company departments. You might come across situations where your team is facing an issue resolving a particular problem. A positive working relationship with internal departments will help your team resolve problems more quickly.
Listen to your team’s concerns, and give them the time and necessary support to overcome their problems. Be sure to closely monitor employee burnout and talk to them in such a situation. It will make your staff feel valued and inspire them to work more efficiently. Click on the link to read the original article: https://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/how-to-nurture-talent-and-protect-your-it-stars
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