IT is one of the fastest growing professions in the world. More and more companies need qualified IT professionals to remain relevant. With the high demand for talent, it’s no surprise that the challenges facing IT hiring managers in 2017 will be the same challenges they have faced in earlier years.

The two main challenges that IT hiring managers will face in 2017 are;

  • Recruiting High Skilled Applicants
  • Retaining Top Talent

Recruiting Top Talent

In order to remain competitive in the job market, many companies have discovered the top three strategies are;

  • Improving benefits
  • Increasing compensation
  • Invest in training and developmental opportunities for internal candidates

Even with competitive salaries and benefits, it can be hard to attract the candidates you need to fill the gaps in your workforce. Because of this difficulty, many recruiters have decided to automate the process. Unfortunately, automating the process also has its own pitfalls.

The recruiting process can be long and unrewarding. If you’re at a standstill and need to fill a position fast, hiring a trusted advisor may be your best choice. Here at HT Partners, we will help you find talent that fits in with your team.

Retaining Top Talent

Even with organizations raising salaries and improving benefits, talent is becoming harder to retain. Per the latest quarterly Workforce Vitality Report from ADP Research Institute and Moody’s Analytics, salaries have steadily been rising this year. This means that someone who took a job in the beginning of the year, could quit and easily find a higher paying job for the same work.

“Employees in the information industry are experiencing some of the highest growth in wages, while overall employment growth in this area is relatively slow,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute®. “I believe this is fueled by a war for talent among information industry employers who are increasing wages to attract and retain top talent.”

The most effective strategies to retaining your talent are the same as what attracts employees to your business in the first place;

  • Improving benefits
  • Increasing compensation
  • Invest in training and developmental opportunities for internal candidates

As ever more IT positions are opening, IT hiring managers will be facing an increasing number of talent acquisition and retention problems. To get a head start, you can take advantage of a trusted advisor to do the first step for you. At HT Partners, we’ll present you with the top talent that fits best with your organization. Call us at 847.202.3242 to learn more.

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