Lack of foresight hurting IT staffing practices

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
December 16, 2013

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

The talent struggles in the IT channel are well documented and as technology becomes more critical to standard business operations, overcoming these issues is key to success and growth.

According to a recent article from CIO, one of the biggest challenges for the future of business is in the hands of infrastructure and operations (I&O) talent. In the piece, John Rivard, a research director at Gartner, breaks down why the individuals in these areas are both a company’s best asset and largest financial burden.

“It’s on the shoulders of these folks that the future of your organization rests, and if you’re not doing everything you can to recruit and retain the best of the best, you could be at a competitive disadvantage,” Rivard said. “I believe there’s going to be a battle over the future of your organization, and I&O is at the crossroads. Your best employees have a greater, more positive impact on your organization than your best customers.”

He went on to say that many organizations rely on “tactical” hiring, which means replacing employees without much thought into future growth and development. With higher turnover rates, which every business in experiencing, this lack of deeper planning can become a major issue and create larger skills gaps internally.

To answer many of today’s technology challenges, organizations are turning toward VARs and MSPs to provide the needed knowledge. Quality solution providers are partnered with VAR Staffing to identify and recruit the impactful talent that is needed to have a major influence on daily operations.

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