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The Smart Way to Fight for the Most Talented Developers

 

When you need to hire skilled tech talent, you need to be prepared to outdo your competitors. Competition for IT professionals is increasingly fierce, and companies that lag behind what other businesses are prepared to offer will struggle on both the hiring and retention fronts.

Securing the best and brightest developers can be challenging. However, there are things you can do to increase your odds of being able to hire and keep the most talented developers around. Here’s how to get started.

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As a manager, you are responsible for your team’s success. You need to take active steps to keep your employees engaged and help them thrive, and that requires more than just delegating tasks.

While there are many ways to enhance engagement, certain points are more critical than others. If you want to make sure you succeed as a manager, here are four areas that deserve your attention.

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When you have your dream job in sight, doing everything you can to land an interview seems like a good idea. Exaggerating your accomplishments or inflating your credentials might appear to be harmless on the surface, especially if you believe you are fully capable of handling the duties associated with the role. However, if you are thinking of lying on your resume won’t come back to haunt you, you are mistaken.

Ultimately, not being honest on your tech resume is incredibly risky. While some people do get away with it, most of them don’t. Hiring managers are adept at spotting falsehoods, particularly when it comes to the topics below.

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According to a recent study, over 40 percent of all IT professionals are interviewing for a new job, and they are currently employed elsewhere. A shocking 60 percent want to quit their job. While their reasons are varied, issues with management was a commonly cited motivator. Other causes include unequal opportunities, a lack of challenging work, and no recognition for their efforts.

If your company isn’t working diligently to keep you tech employees engaged and going the extra mile to make them feel appreciated, there is a decent chance they will move on to something else. Similarly, if the employee’s manager isn’t a source of inspiration, an ally in the office, or otherwise fails to meet your IT pros expectations, don’t expect them to stay for the long-term.

Luckily, there are things you can do to entice your tech pros into staying, allowing you to reduce turnover and keep your best and brightest on board. Here’s how to get started.

Learn How Youll Be a Better Manager if Your Employees Disagree With You

 

It may seem counterintuitive to encourage your employees to disagree with you. You may fear that it will promote conflict in the workplace, harm productivity, or simply become a nuisance as you navigate the conversation. 

However, there are benefits of teaching your staff to speak up when they think something isn’t right. If you are wondering how you can become a better manager if your employees disagree with you openly, here’s what you need to know.

Be a Better Manager by Brushing Up on your coaching Skils

 

In the epic words of Bill Gates, “Everyone needs a coach.” Most employee learning takes place on the job, and usually not through formal training programs. As a result, managers need to be ready to step up, guiding the development of their team on a daily basis.

However, many leaders do not spend much time coaching their staff. If you want to help your team and company get ahead, here are some tips to make you a better coach.