Working in the technology industry is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of hiring technology talent.
FREMONT, CA: Anyone who works in the technology sector is familiar with the difficulties in finding qualified candidates. On the subject, several papers have been written, and surveys have been done. Compared to demand, cloud computing talents are particularly hard to come by; at one point, this stopped some organisations' adoption plans.
There are many ways to approach this problem, but there is one fundamental decision that businesses can make regarding their technical strategy that is more important than ever in the cloud-first era. When attracting and keeping the top talent for the position, this decision will pay off immediately and over time: Adopt current, open standards and technology.
Adopting and utilising open technologies, such as those found in many DevOps toolchains, for example, will have a compounding beneficial influence on tech talent in an organisation in terms of languages, tools, culture, and techniques. But it's an important component of a comprehensive plan for luring and keeping the top employees at an organisation.
People Using Open Technologies Can Better Connect With Peers
An immediate benefit of investing in a cutting-edge, open tech stack is–it provides enormous social capital with their peer groups in the IT business for existing and future teams.
People become energised by the tools and technologies they use, which allows them to speak energetically. This fosters a contagious blend of passion and pride, which fosters a strong connection with peers who use modern tools or desire to use them. This demonstrates to current employees that they work for a modern, technologically advanced company. It frequently broadcasts the same message to the professional world.
With extremely closed or proprietary tech stacks, this is not feasible. With them, when people talk about their work, it only makes sense to the other members of that particular group. So, the network effect is constrained.
A company's goods and services are certainly permitted to be confidential. The processes used to develop, deploy, and support those products may be made public. Golang and Python are excellent instances of this. Python is already widely used, but Golang is incredibly intriguing and expanding quickly. That illustrates a cascading benefit: When onboarding new employees, they can start immediately rather than taking weeks or months to become proficient in things like proprietary scripting languages.
People See a Better Career Progression
An advantage over time is as follows: Providing current and future employees with a more visible career path with a market-recognized set of techniques and technologies when the IT stack adopts open, modern tools and standards.
In contrast to joining a highly closed, specialised system and ending up as an island within it, for most tech professionals, that is nearly always the safest bet. Contrary to those who study and develop on-the-job skills with technologies and methodologies utilised by many businesses and industries, those in the latter circumstance run the risk of becoming rare unicorns in legacy ecosystems.
In essence, giving employees the ability to advance within their organisation, which is essential if they want to keep top talent, while simultaneously emphasising to potential hires that they will gain the enduringly useful experience they can use elsewhere in the future if they so choose.