Where does the responsibility lie with the filling vacant IT positions? CIOs would love to place all of the weight of hiring on their HR department. In reality much of this responsibility falls within the scope of the CIOs duties.
As a CIO it is important to be concerned with work environment, you want to manage a department where employees desire to work. How can you do this? By fashioning an IT Department that offers the culture and benefits that It employees are seeking. This does not require costly benefits packages, the small things are often the focus and they add up.
“A CIO is only as effective as his or her IT department will allow him to be. What this means for you is that you can’t leave who gets hired to your HR department. As the person in the CIO position, you are going to have to make sure that you’ve built the IT department that the best and the brightest IT workers all want to join.”
You need to invest the time in an IT culture that attracts the best in the industry. This is possible with commitment and putting a priority on your companies IT environment.