Does Your Company Provide Internal Talent Room to Develop Their Careers?

Many companies fail to prioritize training and career development for their current employees. Neglecting these areas can cost the business their best and brightest employees, especially when competition for IT professionals is as high as it is today.

Your company’s top talent likely has aspirations beyond their current positions, and by cultivating those interests, you can help them reach higher levels of job satisfaction and increase their value to the company. So, if your business isn’t providing internal talent room to develop their careers, you’ll likely see them heading for the door sooner rather than later.

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If you position your policies properly, both the employee and the business can benefit from career development. Here’s how.

1) Manage Skill Gaps

Skill gaps in IT teams seem to grow on a daily basis, but many businesses neglect to see how internal talent development can actually resolve these issues regardless of external hiring results. Top talent generally enjoys facing challenges and looks forward to opportunities to learn. If you identify your best performers and create mechanisms by which they can build the skills necessary to fill any gaps, you not only give them what they need to move forward, but also what the company needs to succeed.

Taking an active role in the development of your employees can increase productivity and improve retention. It demonstrates the business values their workers and wants to see them succeed, which improves engagement and builds loyalty.

2) Prepare for Change

Employees are hired based on their ability to do the job today. The trick is, the job they are doing today isn’t necessarily the job they will be doing tomorrow.

IT changes rapidly, affecting how employees complete their tasks on a regular basis. Failing to provide educational opportunities to help them meet the challenge ahead means you aren’t investing in the people who keep your business running daily.

By supporting their professional growth, you ensure they are properly prepared for what is on the horizon. If you don’t, they may become frustrated, productivity can slide and they may choose to find employment elsewhere than continuing to struggle.

3) Improve the Company’s Image

Being seen as a supportive employer that helps workers develop their careers can do wonders for the company’s reputation. In turn, a positive reputation makes it easier to secure new talent when needed while also keeping your current employees on staff.

With so many websites dedicated to giving potential employees glimpses into an organization’s operations, failing to properly manage your reputation can harm recruitment efforts. And in today’s competitive market, this could be the difference between finding the talent you need and being left without many options.

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If you are interested in more tips about internal employee development or are looking for new candidates to join your team, you can rely on Resolution Technologies. Contact us to see how our professional recruitment services can work for you.


Career Guide

How To Ask Questions in an Interview


Imagine you’ve just applied for a new job. You’ve sent in your resume and gotten the call about going in for an interview. After preparing for all the questions they could ask you, picking out a professional outfit to wow them and doing your research on the company, you feel ready. But one thing you may have forgotten to consider is thinking of some good questions YOU should ask your interviewer.

Typically, a good interviewer will ask you at the end of the interview if you have any questions about the job. This can be a key part of the interviewing process that is often overlooked. To stand out from other candidates, it is important to have a few thoughtful questions ready. This shows that you really care about the job and have thought critically about the position prior to the interview.

Don’t ask yes or no questions.

You want to create dialogue with the interviewer and establish a conversation. The more thought-provoking your questions are, the better the answers you will receive and the more intriguing you will look to the interviewer. Don’t ask questions just to ask something. If you get to the end of the interview and genuinely can’t think of anything worthy to ask, don’t blunder around with pointless questions. If you get tripped up and ask a silly question by mistake, take a second to recover and then continue with your prepared questions.

Force your interviewer to think.

If you planned a question to ask but it was already answered for you, skip it unless you need more clarification. Specify this by saying “I know you already talked about this, but could you explain a little more about ______?” That way your interviewer knows you were paying attention. You should have already done some research about the job, so if you ask a question you would have known the answer to by looking at the website, you will seem like you didn’t care about the position. A better idea is to ask the interviewer questions such as what they think are some of the keys to being successful in the position, or where they see the company going in the future.

Use this time to your advantage!

Not only will asking questions help you stand out to potential employers, it is a genuine way to get to know the job better and figure out if it is a good fit for you. You’re interviewing them too, and it is important to clear up any questions you may have about the work you will be doing. Sometimes you will learn that a job you wanted isn’t actually be a good fit for you, and it’s better to come to this conclusion sooner rather than later.

Remember, the hard part is over. You’ve already answered all their questions; this is your chance to put your interviewer in the hot seat and get some answers you need. Interviewing is a two-way street, and you want to do your part to make the process as successful as possible.

Preparing for an interview? Make sure to check out our post “How To: Dress for Interview Success” to look your best!

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