This week, we spent some time digging into the challenges of being a manager in one of the highest turnover fields: IT. We explored retention strategies, warning signs that your talent may be thinking of leaving, how to rebuild team unity after a termination, and more.
CompTIA recently announced its Cybersecurity Analyst exam’s acronym has been changed to CySA+. Read why the change was made and what it means for you if you’re trying to follow CompTIA’s cybersecurity certification pathway.
One of the best problems you can have as an IT manager is figuring out how to manage talented team members. The most capable and reliable team members may require little supervisory attention, but in order to make sure they feel valued, it’s wise to keep connected with them. Figuring out how to achieve that balance can challenge even the best managers. We explore some management strategies for working with the superest IT superheroes.
In the wake of a termination, it can be hard to rebuild team unity. As a manager, you may have to work to redistribute responsibilities and start searching for a new team member, all while possibly having to rebuild trust with your team members. We dig into some of the most effective ways to manage a team after a termination.
Arguably, the hardest part about being an IT manager is making the tough decision to terminate an employee. But a termination can be — and should be — a developmental process. A termination can be a catalyst for growth for the employee as well as for your team. We look at some ways to make sure terminations are conducted with appropriate compassion and how your team can bounce back.
We talked with Keith at a recent Trainerpalooza at our HQ office. Over the course of our conversation, which has been edited and excerpted for clarity, Keith discussed books, secret tips for IT success, and why security starts with you.
They say hindsight is 20-20, and as a manager, when you look back after a top employee gives notice, you sometimes kick yourself for not seeing it coming. We look at some of the biggest indicators that your top talent is looking for other employment opportunities — so you can be proactive about keeping your team intact.
IT has one of the highest turnover rates of any industry. As a manager, it’s your job to hold onto your top IT pros, when they may be inclined to consider other career opportunities. We explore five retention strategies to help ensure you keep the best of the best happy, productive, and most importantly, on your team.