How To Recruit Top Talent For Dull IT Projects - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
IT Leadership // Team Building & Staffing
Commentary
4/1/2014
09:06 AM
Avik Patel
Avik Patel
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail

How To Recruit Top Talent For Dull IT Projects

Finding top tech talent can be tough, and it's even trickier when the job is less than sexy. Here are seven tips on how to play up your company's advantages to attract the best candidates.

Visit  DarkReading.com for more sneak peeks at the 2014 InformationWeek Salary Survey security results.
Visit DarkReading.com for more sneak peeks at the 2014 InformationWeek Salary Survey security results.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
4/1/2014 | 1:53:44 PM
Yes, but be careful
These are good tips, but I'd caution against overpromising. If the candidate looks up to your CEO, that's great -- but what kind of mentorship could you really offer? And while there may be more exciting opportunities later down the road, enticing them with that possibility could backfire if they don't happen or if there's no place for the candidate in them.  Selling the candidate on how this job could improve their skills and resume, however, are both tangible, immediate takeaways.
ParkerWeb
100%
0%
ParkerWeb,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/1/2014 | 9:40:41 AM
Website Maintenance is DULL!
Hi Avik - you nailed it.  Finding help for website maintenance can be challenging because it can be so dull.  But guess what?  We've mastered dull.  Here at Parker Web we do this work for our clients all the time.  Perhaps instead of hiring for dull directly, dull is a good outsource target.  Keep highly creative and strategic folks on the payroll and find companies like ours to complement their efforts.  Good article.  Find us online at www.parkerweb.com.
Slideshows
7 Technologies You Need to Know for Artificial Intelligence
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  7/1/2019
Commentary
A Practical Guide to DevOps: It's Not that Scary
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  7/5/2019
Commentary
Diversity in IT: The Business and Moral Reasons
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing,  6/20/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Data Science and AI in the Fast Lane
This IT Trend Report will help you gain insight into how quickly and dramatically data science is influencing how enterprises are managed and where they will derive business success. Read the report today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll