Finding, retaining and growing IT Talent

Speaker: jason james
Company: Optima Healthcare Solutions
Track: Lifecycle of IT Employees
Day: Thursday
Room: Cayuga
Time: 3:30 - 4:15

The technology sector is outperforming the rest of the U.S. economy, with unemployment rates at roughly 2.5%, according new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—compared to 4.1% national average. Today’s technology professionals are benefitting. With greater opportunity, they’re actively seeking out the best jobs to match their skills. As an employer, it’s never been harder to find and retain the best talent. Are your best IT resources on the verge of leaving? If they do leave unexpectantly, how will you deliver on critical IT projects? And once you find quality staff, how do you motivate them to achieve their fullest potential, so you can grow a successful team? 20+ year IT leader Jason James provides pragmatic advice for finding IT rock stars, retaining your top IT talent, and nurturing and growing potential top performers.

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We have come to NY Tech Summit for four years now and my team and I get a good variety of technical, business, and strategic sessions to complement our work objectives. I like that there is a balance of end users, consultants, and vendors to present and facilitate the sessions. The interaction is candid and engaging, but not a sales pitch. Being a regional conference helps, it is the right amount of time and location for a couple days to reenergize my team and refocus on our objectives. There seems to be quite a bit of peer discussion with a smaller conference, which I like.

- Randy
Director of IT