Candidates largely call the shots in today's IT job market. Avoid these six common pitfalls to boost your odds of attracting and hiring top IT talent
"In terms of IT jobs, it's largely a candidate's market. If the predicted post-pandemic turnover tsunami hasn't hit your organization yet, it may soon. The hybrid work options that the pandemic created means that as an IT leader, you may have more open roles - and a tougher time filling them.
That points to the need to step up retention efforts. But there are also IT hiring practices that need rethinking. Fine-tuning your recruiting approach can improve your ability to attract and retain top IT talent..."
Certifications prove an admin has a specific level of expertise. Assess the top training courses and certifications in software systems for data center admins
"Software certifications demonstrate a level of skill and expertise in a particular software to employers and peers. Given the variety of systems involved in data centers, many data center admins look to IT standards organizations and vendors to determine which certifications they might pursue.
Such organizations and vendors offer many certifications and training courses for software systems and processes, such as container management software, DevOps or automation..."
One of my favorite questions to ask when I'm interviewing a business decision-maker is if they are confident in their company's current defenses.
"Most people tell me yes. So, I was surprised to read that an IDG Research Services survey commissioned by Insight Enterprises found that 78% of respondents reported that they do not think their organization is sufficiently protected against cyberattacks. The same study found that, as a result, 91% of respondents are increasing their cybersecurity budget in 2021. However, investing dollars in technology and resources only solves a part of the problem. That's where good cybersecurity training comes in..."
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