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The Dilemma of Hiring IT Professionals

10 mins read
written by
Dhoof Mohamed

If your organization is hiring a full-time IT professional, you face a dilemma: (1) hire a more seasoned IT professional who will be underutilized for much of his/her time, or (2) hire a more junior IT professional that is not experienced in managing IT.

Hiring an experienced IT professional is typically expensive and the IT person is unlikely to remain on the job for long, if they take it at all. This is because they are doing a lot of work that is not challenging or interesting to them. It’s like hiring an experienced CFO to do the basic bookkeeping. While they can do the work, it is an expensive alternative that leaves the individual unfulfilled.

If you hire a smart and hardworking junior IT professional, there can still be a lot of challenges. When they have not worked with a specific technology before, it takes a lot of research to identify a viable solution. And, it is hard to assess what is reliable and if it will really work for a specific situation. So, it can take them four times as long as an experienced IT person to figure out what would work best.

The additional challenge is that the hiring manager, often the CFO or COO, does not have a great deal of experience with IT. So, they are not in a position to be an effective IT manager.

That is why it often makes sense for most small and midsize companies to consider hiring an IT services provider instead of hiring an IT professional (at least until they are ready to have 2-3 full-time IT professionals). They get the experience they need at a cost similar to hiring a junior IT professional.

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