A large percentage of workers in the technology industry — particularly younger individuals — are probably going to work at more than one company in the early years of their career. This is becoming increasingly common and some of the more talented and knowledgeable technology workers have been known to move from business to business. While turnover can be troublesome, it's an opportunity for technology companies to find individuals with experience at prestigious organizations.
An article in the Gainesville Sun touched on this. While the Florida-based publication spoke primarily about the growing local technology market, part of the reason for its growth is that companies in the area have an array of talent at their disposal with impressive resumes. Trendy Entertainment, a videogame developer, hired a chief technology officer last month who had experience working for Nintendo and Electronic Arts. The streaming music service Grooveshark has people working for it with experience at Apple, Google and Amazon.com.
Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino delivered a prepared statement praising his company's commitment to finding the best employees.
"Grooveshark has always attracted best-in-class talent. … It's indicative of the fact that we have attracted people with our unique culture of innovative disruption since day one," he said.
Ultimately, businesses should commit themselves to finding the most talented technology professionals, which may mean finding those with experience at some of the world's leading tech companies. If this trend continues and makes its way to the MSP and VAR space, organizations may find themselves scrambling to compete for those with experience at the top enterprise technology companies. This could be challenging in an increasingly competitive market, but VAR Staffing can help identify and recruit the best talent to fill your organization's open positions.