Invest in the best: Skill up your IT team
August 28, 2023
Across the years, the Grace May company has played a key role in building impressive tech teams. Notably, we had the privilege of partnering with the Marsden Group, contributing significantly to their journey, which led to their acquisition by Microsoft.
Derek MacLeod, Director of Marsden Group, reflects on their recommendation of Grace May when they were seeking to take the business to next stage:
“Sasha and the team took the time to get to know our business, culture and requirements. As a company they shared our spirit of innovation and through our recruitment partnership and help with several key placements, they have gone on to become an important part of our journey and our success.”
Building a strong team is more than just assembling individuals with impressive CVs. In the current competitive market, proactively investing in your IT talent is crucial to the success of your business. Read on for our tips on how to build a cohesive and dynamic IT team.
- Define your vision
The foundation of any team lies in defining clear objectives and roles. Before assembling your team, identify the specific skills and expertise required to fulfil your organisation's IT needs. Creating well-defined job descriptions will help potential candidates understand their responsibilities and how they fit into the overall team structure.
2. Embrace collaboration
Our experience has shown that a culture of openness and support is key to ensuring employees are comfortable sharing ideas, asking questions and seeking help from one another as companies foster hybrid working. Hosting regular team-building activities, lunch-and-learns and brainstorming sessions are just a few examples to upskill your team.
3. Invest in your people
A strong IT team is a well-trained one. Invest in your team members' professional development to keep them up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. Offering training sessions, workshops and certifications can build skills and confidence. To tackle challenges and come up with innovative solutions, you should encourage your team to continually enhance their knowledge base.
4. Recognise and reward excellence
We’ve all wanted to be the star of the show at some point, right? Recognition and care play a crucial role in an employee's work life. This can be done through regular one-to-ones, bonuses, promotions, or even simple gestures like a heartfelt thank you note. Recognitions and rewards boost team morale and motivate employees to strive for excellence.
5. Lead by example
Demonstrate the qualities you want to see in your team – from effective communication and transparency to a willingness to listen to others’ concerns. A strong leader can be an important source of inspiration, helping to create an environment where individuals can thrive.
Looking to hire your next candidate? Here at Grace May we have a proven track record in matching the right people with the right jobs. Get in touch to find out how we can help.