Retaining Top IT Talent

Posted: May 01, 2013

The market for talented IT individuals is very competitive. Below are some tips for retaining IT talent. However, outsourcing your IT is another alternative.


According to CIO.com, there are 8 Tips for Retaining Top IT Talent:

  1. Include them in decisions
  2. Don't micromanage
  3. Offer flexible work hours
  4. Invest in training
  5. Provide access to new technologies
  6. Give praise and acknowledge contributions
  7. Offer free stuff
  8. Provide a competitive compensation package

There are also some interesting statistics from The Linux Foundation:

    • 93% of employers plan to hire a Linux pro in the next 6 months
    • 90% of hiring managers say it’s difficult to find Linux pros
    • 9% increase in Linux salaries this year

Top three incentives for staying in their current jobs:

  1. 74% More money
  2. 61% Better work/life balance
  3. 47% Flexible work schedule or telecommuting

An alternative to worrying about retaining IT talent is to outsource some or all of your IT needs to a managed IT services company.  Why pay for full-time employees when you only need their expertise sometimes. iNSOL offers a variety of services such as cloud services, VoIP, etc.  Contact us, sales@insolnet.com or 770.458.8658 Option 1, today to learn how we can assist you.