Managing IT Professionals: Human Resource Considerations

Managing IT Professionals: Human Resource Considerations

Jeffy Luftman (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA) and Rajkumar Kempaiah (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-917-5.ch008


Attracting and retaining top IT talent is a major concern for most organizations. In the early part of this decade when the dotcom boom turned to a bust, Y2K was over and the recession hit, everything came to a dramatic halt. Today the economy is improving and the hiring of IT staff is on the rebound. Today new skills are required to compete in a global economy where organizations have new alternatives to choose from. Finding IT professionals with specific skills is no easy feat these days. Today’s job skills require strong technical skills and also excellent business, industry, communication, marketing and negotiating abilities. This chapter will focus on the results of recent research and their implications to IT human resource considerations. It also discusses what IT professionals are seeking in a position, the retention of IT talent, stress in workplace, and IT career development.

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