Recruiting T Pros now is much more difficult. Given that the good news is that unemployment rate dipped to 5.5% – the bad news is that CIO are now having a harder time finding experienced IT Pros. In industries ranging from retail to health care to business services, CIOs would be well-advised to look back at how they recruited and retained workers in 2005, when the unemployment rate landed at 5.1%.
Suggestions for keeping a mindset of abundance in an era of scarcity:
- Focus advertising dollars for targeting job-hunters. CIS need to advertise on the Internet, not only on job boards and social media but also using banner ads, which appear when someone is searching for an IT position.
- Communicate you are a quality employer. Make the impression that you are a quality firm both in your office to your web presence. You want to work for a place that’s successful and physical and virtual presence are important.
- Offer benefits that matter most to employees. Health insurance is a big deal to people, it hurts the bottom line in the short term. However IT Pros are more likely to come -and stay – if he or she doesn’t have to switch insurance plans every six months.
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