Retraining: One of the Biggest IT issues

As IT industry continues to grow, so are the concerns for CIOs. Additionally, the old ones are on standby too. Retraining or reskilling is one of them. With the rapid shift in technologies and hot skills, it becomes equally important to retrain the current workforce. According to a recent CompTIA survey, about 40 percent of IT workers say they’re not getting the training they need to be effective in their jobs.

Many companies believe that keeping up with technology is the responsibility of the individual employee. While that might have been true in the ’80s and ’90s, the complexity of platforms grew enormously in the 21st century. With ongoing projects and deliverables, training on the job and learning how to work with new frameworks is extremely difficult for the employees. Also, most organizations struggle with finding qualified tech staff and training them up on the clock feels equally daunting.

While mostIT pros like what they’re doing and find a sense of accomplishment in their jobs,retraining goes a long way in keeping it that way. IT pros would like more resources for training and development, and more career path guidance and career advancement opportunities.They’re also interested in having access to more tools and engaging with more technologies and applications.

It’s not a new problem for 2018, but it’s an ongoing one. After all, time set aside for staff training is time taken away from billable hours or ‘real work.’ Add to this, the age-old question ‘What if I train and certify someone and they leave?’ is also a major concern. In reality, the question that really needs to be asked is, ‘What if I don’t train someone and they stay?’”.

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