Keeping your top IT talent on board should be a top priority in good times and in bad. Here are some suggestions from CIOs and IT staffing experts on how to hold onto your most valuable workers and keep your organization operating at its highest level.
• Create and promote a healthy, productive work environment. It should enable staffers to feel they are valuable members of the team and encourage collaboration with peers. Avoid punishing staffers when things go wrong with projects; instead, focus on positive reinforcement.
• Give people more responsibilities and a variety of tasks. IT professionals want to feel that they’re responsible for helping the organization succeed, and they want to be challenged. Look across the organization for opportunities for workers to move between roles in marketing, sales, finance and so on.