New HBR research uncovers best practices for surviving the IT talent crisis

New HBR research uncovers best practices for surviving the IT talent crisis

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June 14, 2016

CIOs are constantly reminded of the war for IT talent - it’s in the headlines, it comes up at tech conferences, and many are experiencing it first hand in their own organizations. IT leaders already know that technology skills gaps will impact their ability to compete in the digital age. Yet, what’s often missing from news articles and conference keynotes is what to do about it.

A new report from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, sponsored by The Enterprisers Project, aims to fill this void. The research, “IT Talent Crisis: Proven Advice from CIOs and HR Leaders,” offers real, actionable insights from more than a dozen business leaders and experts who are collaborating to find new solutions for attracting, motivating, and retaining IT talent. (Click to Tweet).

Notably, the experts featured are not those from technology giants who can compete for the best talent on salary alone. Rather, the CIOs interviewed represent a range of fields including government, nonprofit, manufacturing, and education. Each of these CIOs have had to get creative to find new approaches to today’s most common talent struggles. 

For some, this has meant finding alternatives to long-standing HR practices that are no longer working in the digital age. For others, it has meant getting closer to the hiring process and creating meaningful work that connects IT talent to the organization's higher purpose and mission.

No matter what talent pain points you are facing in your own organization, chances are you'll find new, practical advice in this report that you can put in place today. 

Download “IT Talent Crisis: Proven Advice from CIOs and HR Leaders” to learn the unique ways CIOs and industry experts are navigating their own talent management struggles, and 12 actionable tips for surviving the IT talent crisis.

 

Surviving the IT talent crisis

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