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Does Your Tech Company Have the Right Talent to Endure an Economic Downturn?

July 28th, 2020

Wondering how to survive this latest economic crisis? Worried about your bottom line profits? If so, you’re not alone. Most technology companies have their eyes laser-focused on the numbers, even ones that are still going strong.

With a global pandemic, it will be months or even years before the economy completely recovers. In the meantime, you want to do more than survive in the tech industry, but thrive. How can you get there?

The key is in your people. Good is no longer good enough. You need tech talent who has shown a willingness to go the extra mile, get creative, and remain persistent even in the face of these unprecedented challenge.

So if you’re looking to trim your staff or revamp it so it’s more efficient, how can you ensure you’re putting all the right people in place? Here are a few ways to tell:

Look for team players.

Now more than ever, you need people who are willing to work together and collaborate to complete projects and solve problems. Complaining and finger pointing isn’t going to cut it when margins are thinning. Instead, look for those workers who are dedicated team players and willing to work alongside their peers for the good of the company.

Say “no” to negative.

Those employees who have bad attitudes can bring the whole team down. Whether they’re constantly complaining, whining or gossiping about others, there isn’t time for this kind of behavior. You need professionals who are willing to remain hopeful, encouraged and work hard to achieve project and company goal.

Focus on the creatives.

While IT is a technical job, it takes a lot of creativity and problem solving to get it right. And when an employee has both sides, in terms of their technical and creative skills, you’re going to want to hang onto them for the long run. So make sure you’re giving them opportunities to their diverse skill set to use, enabling them to go outside the box to sharpen your tech company’s competitive edge.

Consider outside talent.

Now, more than any other time in recent history, you have your pick of highly skilled, recently laid off developers, IT specialists, engineers and other tech professionals. So if there is a skill gap at your company, one you can’t easily fill, then consider bringing someone new on board and adding fresh talent and new value to your team.

Get help from information technology recruiters.

If you’d prefer to hand off the hiring to information technology recruiters, Provisional Recruiting is here for you. We have a network of IT talent that’s skilled, creative, dependable and ready to go to work for you. Find the remote, contract, and in-house IT talent you need by contacting us today.