Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Acquiring IT Skills

There are many ways in which a business can gain IT skills, each with advantages and disadvantages. The most suitable method for your business will depend on factors such as the size of your business, what skills you are trying to acquire and the time available for employees to become proficient.

You can hire new employees with the necessary IT skills. This avoids the need to train people on joining the business, but:
  • You need to specify exactly what skills are needed
  • You need some method of assessing candidates' IT skills when you consider them for employment
  • The skills acquired may become outdated quite quickly and you will have to undertake retraining at some stage
  • You cannot assume that young recruits will have been taught IT skills at school - many will, but possibly not to the standard that you require.
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