5 Tips to Retain Your Top IT Talent

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Conduct 'Stay Interviews'

Conduct "stay interviews" to identify motivating factors and satisfaction levels. Exit interviews are useful for uncovering hidden issues that contribute to the exodus of talented staff members. A stay interview is even better – it's an interview with current employees to identify their concerns and gauge satisfaction. That way, you can make necessary changes before losing your best talent.

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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