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4 Tips to Build and Retain Top-Notch IT Staff

Register for the December 15 webinar today

It’s no secret. These days life, job stability, and the economic near-future seem entirely unpredictable. To meet this challenging moment, it’s best to be informed, prepared, and united.

Of course, it’s a given that tough times are all-consuming for most enterprises. But what is the impact of uncertainty on each individual within a company?

According to an MIT Sloan Review, “A toxic corporate culture is by far the strongest predictor of industry-adjusted attrition and is ten times more important than compensation in predicting turnover [...] The leading elements contributing to toxic cultures include failure to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; workers feeling disrespected; and unethical behavior.

As dedicated, creative, proactive team members, we keep our heads held high and work diligently despite the constant reminder of mass layoffs and the abundance of extra tasks thrown our way. We do these things with pride, even as the threat of recession or corporate toxicity looms over our heads.

But it should come as no surprise that the staffing and retention gap is one of the biggest cybersecurity risks today. So, how do you tackle these challenges?

4 tips for finding and retaining top-notch IT staff

  1. Leverage company culture and prioritize diversity when recruiting to secure (and keep) great talent

  2. Grow your own talent from within your team or look for balance when hiring externally

  3. Support mental health and keep tabs on encroaching burnout

  4. Empower kindness to strengthen soft skills

For a deep dive into how you can put these tips into practice for your team, make sure to register now for Automox’s next For [ FIX ] Sake Virtual Series Webinar: Build & Retain Top-Notch IT Staff. The webinar will take place virtually on Thursday, December 15 at 12 pm ET.

Join skilled experts with your Automox CISO and host, Jason Kikta. Jason will explore these topics and more with Chief Information Security Officer at Veterans United Home Loans Randy Raw along with Security Awareness Evangelist at Arctic Wolf and Bestselling Author of Empowering Kindness, Nathan Caldwell.

Together, the panel will address how to develop impact players who are ideal team players. Securing and keeping your staff happy is a huge start to keeping your environment safe.

Our panelists will also cover the ways in which IT is running behind in addressing other risks such as vulnerabilities. It takes seven days, on average, for cybercriminals to weaponize new critical vulnerabilities with the use of automated tools. But it can take up to 205 days on average for IT teams to remediate those exposed vulnerabilities. Automated patching is yet another way to show your IT staff you value them by lightening their workload.

Hire and hold onto top-notch staff

When it comes to attracting top-tier talent, there’s a lot to be said for respecting an employee’s background and experience. Not all minds work alike. Making space for different ways of thinking is just the first step.

To discover what IT experts have to say about making sure your team is strong and sticks around for the long haul, register for the December 15 Build & Retain Top-Notch IT Staff webinar today.

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