Three CIOs discuss their strategies for keeping top tech on staff by focusing on opportunity, mobility and purpose.
1. Match Skills To Future Opportunities
Dennis Hodges, CIO, Inteva Products: When we acquired a fellow automotive supplier in 2011, we doubled our business and tripled our IT headcount. Our goal was to keep everyone, but building a blended IT family is challenging. The key was being up-front about where we were headed and what skill sets would get us there.
We mapped out everyone’s skills and showed them how they matched up with roles in the new organization. We lost a couple of very technical people who wanted to work with an ERP system we did not plan to keep, but we were able to retain most employees.