Staffing Skills IT Managers Must Have: Tips And Techniques That IT Managers Can Use In Order To Correctly Staff Their Teams


All too often we find ourselves in the position of being an IT manager with little or no training on what it takes to correctly staff a team. This is a critical skill for us to have. Ultimately, the success of an IT manager rests on how his / her team preforms.

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All too often we find ourselves in the position of being an IT manager with little or no training on what it takes to correctly staff a team. This is a critical skill for us to have. Ultimately, the success of an IT manager rests on how his / her team preforms.

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You might think that staffing is all about hiring the right people to come and join your team. It turns out that there is a lot more to this. Staffing involves attracting and retaining the right people. However, it also deals with knowing when it is time to let the wrong members of your team go.

Knowing what to look for when it comes time to staff your team is a critical IT manager skill. You need to understand how important flexibility is because, as with all such things in life, everything continues to change over time. The best IT team members can come from unusual places and you need to know where to look for them.

IT managers have to deal with the classic dilemma: should you be looking for the smartest people or the people who have the best ideas? They are not necessarily the same group of people. While you are at it, will you be doing anything to solve the problem of there being too few women in IT?

We can all take heart in the fact that we are not alone in facing the challenges of creating a highly effective IT team. Even at companies as big and successful as Google they are struggling with this challenge and we can learn a lot from how they are tacking it.

This book has been written to provide you with the skills that you are going to need in order to be able to attract, hire, retain, and motive a group of workers who will ultimately make your manager career a success. We'll investigate what you need to be looking for in new staff members and how you can get the most out of the team members that you already have.

For more information on what it takes to be a great IT manager, check out my blog, The Accidental IT Leader, at:

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494424268
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/13/2013
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Managing an IT team is not just a job, it's a science. Nobody knows more about the science of managing IT teams than Dr. Jim Anderson.

"I don't embrace excuses for why IT teams aren't being successful, I embrace solutions."

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing IT teams worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these lost teams into department champions.

Dr. Jim Anderson understands what it is like to both work in an IT department as an employee as well as a manager.

The most expensive hardware and software in the world is worthless if you don't have the best team on board to take care of it and keep it running. Too often IT staff members become bored, disinterested, or just burned out and either stop trying or, even worse, leave.

This doesn't have to be your IT team's fate. As an IT manager, you can have a charged up, motivated team that "gets it". Each firm is different and Dr. Anderson understands this.

For more information on Blue Elephant Consulting and IT team management, go to:

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