5 Tips to Retain Your Top IT Talent

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Provide Frequent Feedback

Feedback should not be a once a year activity but rather an ongoing process. To effectively manage employee performance, managers should give regular feedback that includes a healthy dose of positive reinforcement. Feedback should focus on the employee's strengths more than on correcting faults. By spending more time telling employees what they did or do well, managers make it easier to identify and replicate the conditions that support excellence. This helps improve performance, leads to greater development and increases employee engagement.

Late last year, InformationWeek published an article on the IT talent shortage. To get a sense of the scale of the problem, the magazine surveyed the information technology community, asking if IT professionals see a talent shortage in one or more critical business areas.

More than 73 percent of respondents at companies with fewer than 1,000 employees indicated that they've had trouble finding the right talent. The problem is even more acute at larger companies: 88 percent reported that they've experienced an IT talent shortage.

So how can companies keep the most talented IT professionals on board? Improving employee engagement is the key to keeping the best and brightest at your company – and away from competitors. In this slideshow, Dominique Jones, vice president of human resources at Halogen Software, has identified five tips that can increase motivation and staff loyalty.

Dominique Jones is vice president of human resources at Halogen Software. She has over 15 years experience in the talent management industry in Europe and North America, providing practical insights that help HR positively impact business performance.

 

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