It’s no secret that the IT industry is a fast paced, ever-changing industry fueled by bright minds and constant innovation. It’s also no secret that the managers responsible for facilitating that innovation and developing those bright minds play an important role in the overall development of the entire industry. These individuals are required to handle many different duties including hiring, training, employee development, project management, and budgeting, to name a few. Being involved in so many different areas can require managers to devise solutions to problems that arise from all directions.
One common issue most IT managers encounter is the lack of manpower to accomplish all departmental goals and projects.
The lack of a sufficient staff is a major problem almost all IT managers must deal with at one time or another. Since information technology is such a project based industry, specialized employees are often needed to perform various tasks and complete specialized projects. Being able to hire employees on a project-by-project basis allows managers to quickly obtain the right talent they need for the specific assignment at hand. Hiring specialized workers allows managers to save time and resources they would have otherwise been required to spend training other less qualified employees.
One way to add workers would be to use the services of an IT staffing and recruiting company. IT staffing companies provide many benefits to end-users and help save IT managers many unnecessary recruiting and interviewing hours. IT staffing companies focus specifically on technology related jobs, and usually have the resources necessary to match a candidate to any open position in a short amount of time. Another benefit of using an IT staffing company to fill open positions is the ability to have the staffing company handle all compensation and benefits. This service allows the company to not only save time and resources by eliminating recruiting and interviewing time, but also allows them to take the legal and financial burden off of their organization and avoid misclassification issues.
The lack of manpower is only one issue IT managers are forced to deal with. Learn about other common issues managers face, and ways to go about resolving those issues in our whitepaper.