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Anybody working in the technology sector is familiar with the trials and The trials of recruiting technology talent

There have been countless articles written. and Surveys on the subject were conducted. Cloud computing skills are particularly scarce relative to demand, so much so at one point that it was bringing some companies’ adoption plans to a halt.

There are many ways to make your home more beautiful. ways to address this challenge, there’s one fundamental choice companies can make in their technical strategy, one that’s more relevant than ever in the cloud-first era. This decision will pay off in the short-term. and Long-term benefits when it comes to employment and Retaining the best employees for the job is possible by embracing modern technology open technologies and standards.

From languages to tools to culture and methodologies, adopting and Use open technologies — of the sort exemplified in many DevOps toolchains, for example — will have a compounding positive impact on tech talent in your organization. 


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Can this help you solve your hiring problem? and retention What if you can’t meet your challenges in one day? It’s not. But it’s a significant prong in a holistic strategy for attracting and Keeping the best people in your company. 

These are three reasons.

1. People use open technologies can Improve your connections with your peers

Here’s a short-term — almost immediate — advantage of investing in a modern, open tech stack: It provides both your current AND future technological capabilities. and Future teams can build social capital with IT industry peers.

People get excited — and get to speak excitedly — about the tools and technologies they’re working with. This contagious mixture of pride creates an atmosphere of camaraderie and This generates enthusiasm which then creates a strong connection with peers working with modern tools. 

This affirms to current staff that they’re part of an organization that is current and Technically, it is progressive. It communicates the same message to the professional community on a regular basis.

This isn’t possible in the same way with highly closed or proprietary tech stacks. With those, when people discuss their work, it’s really only legible or meaningful to the other people in that organization. This reduces the network effect.

To be clear, a company’s products and Services can Absolutely be exclusive. It’s how they build, deliver and These products deserve your support can Be open. Golang and Golang are great examples. and Python. Golang is very interesting and Python is everywhere and growing quickly. This speaks to a huge benefit: New hires will be happier when you bring them onboard. can Instead of spending months or even years learning scripting languages and other proprietary programming languages, it is easier to get on the ground quickly.

2. People are more satisfied with their career prospects

Here’s a longer-term upside: When your tech stack embraces openModern tools and standards, you’re giving current and Future staff have a better career path through a market-recognized selection of approaches and technologies.

For most tech pros, that’s almost always the safer bet when compared with going into a very closed, niche system and It is possible to become an island within it. People in such a situation might become the rare unicorns of legacy ecosystems. But they are at risk of becoming irrelevant. and Learn on-the job skills technologies and Methods used by many organizations and industries.

Essentially, you’re offering people the chance to grow and progress within your own company — absolutely critical if you want to retain top talent — while also making clear to potential hires that they will build durably valuable experience they can If they so choose, they can leverage other assets.

3. To get technical validation, people dive into a large pool

It’s no secret that many IT pros value autonomy. They’re often self-taught and/or self-led. But that doesn’t mean they are the proverbial lone wolves. They have a solid foundation for their learning and Independence in the knowledge and Validation of existing expertise in their fields.

Use open technologies, the pool of existing expertise is massive — and Not only is it extremely valuable for the individual, but the entire company. This is connected to point 1. and The large peer group: Proprietary technology stacks rely on an internal, homogeneous community. Open tech stacks have the huge advantage of a worldwide community with unlimited reach.

Technical validation is something smart technical people look for. Are I using the tool in a professional manner? Is it safe? Are I following best practices, as established by an array of experts?

In a closed system, only a small number of people would be able to offer that validation. They would also need to be familiar with the same technology. An example of an open The peer group could be huge in a system like this. (Python is a good example.

This is great news for individuals and it’s immensely valuable for the organization that employs them. Security is one example of a highly publicized domain that has a shortage in skills. Hiring managers who embrace this approach are also a good idea. open Systems will be more efficient when security engineers are part of their teams can Use the tested practices and Learn from security professionals around the globe. 

In that light, this isn’t just a matter of helping you hire one person, but of inviting the knowledge of thousands of other people into your organization. That’s the power of openModern. technologies and approaches.

Kieran Pierce, EVP Product Strategy, is at Lemongrass.


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