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hiring – The Accidental IT Leader

Has Hiring Become Broken At Your Company?

As a manager, you need to do a better job of hiring than everyone else

As managers we know that staffing our teams with the best people for the job is a critical part of creating teams that can accomplish great things. However, all too often when you take a look at how a company is going about hiring people, you’ll discover that somehow the process has become broken. Lots … Read more

IT Managers Understand How Important HR Is To Building A Successful Team

If I was to ask you what it takes to make a really great team, what would your answer be? Lots of ping pong tables? Probably not. What makes people want to both join and then stay with your team is something that is much more difficult to create: workplace culture. You need to understand … Read more

How To Find Your Next IT Manager Job

I’m not sure how you feel about your current IT manager job, but I’m hoping that we can both agree about something: this is not going to be the last job that you ever have. What that means is that you need to be prepared to go find your next job. I’m hoping that this … Read more

Friends Should Not Help IT Managers Make Hiring Decisions

No, hiring someone is probably not something that you do every day of the week. However, when you do do it, it is a very important task. You really need to pick the right people to join your IT team if you want to keep its performance high. This of course leads to the big … Read more

Should IT Managers Get Their Team To Blog?

When the economy is doing well, one part of an IT manager’s job suddenly become a lot harder: recruiting new talent. The people that you would like to join your team are getting perhaps better offers from other firms. It’s your responsibility to use your IT manager skills to make joining your team look like … Read more

3 Ways That IT Managers Can Do A Better Job Of Hiring The Right Person

IT Managers realize that your success rests firmly on the shoulders of those people who are on your team. What this means is that the process of hiring someone is one of your a critical IT manager skills. Hire the right person and you’ll move forward, hire the wrong person and you may stumble or … Read more

How Big Data Can Help You To Be A Better IT Manager

As IT managers, our IT manager skills include the hiring, promotion, and career planning of the members of our team. All too often, we end up making decisions in this area based on what little IT manager training we’ve had and our “gut feel” about what is right for our team. In the field of … Read more