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Why does that sound not so bad and really bad at the same time? If you were growing and adding IT positions that’d be a good thing. But that’s not what’s happening.
Companies hiring for a sole IT position (Call it what you will, but it’s typically IT Administrator, IT Specialist, IT Systems/Network Administrator, IT Manager, etc) are going to have the same problems over and over again. This is a major problem on multiple fronts and you need to have a solution for this, or the pain of bad IT is going to make you suffer.
Let’s look at the problems from hiring the same sole IT position over and over
- You have to interview for a technical position (and no one is technical – hint hint…. you don’t know what to ask, and how to interpret)
- There’s no room for advancement for IT. Why would they stay?
- You most likely have outdated technology (there’s nothing new to learn, just old technology to babysit)
- You want to hire ONE person who’s great at 15 skill-sets
- Each new hire does their own things instead of working off your company’s IT standards (because you don’t have any)
- Each new hire is setup to fail (because you don’t have any documentation of your IT environment)
- Who wants to clean-up the previous hire’s IT dumpster fire?
Truly ask yourself these questions
- Is your IT suffering (old, out-dated, continuous problems and outages)
- Why do you think that is? Be honest with yourself. The quality of IT people you’ve hired? No real IT budget? No investment in IT?
- Do you actually need an IT person, or do you just need better IT that works?