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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Your IT Team

Author: Pete Langlois/Tuesday, August 15, 2017/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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The concept of investing in people is becoming a rising business practice. Some employers are concerned with increased training and ongoing development budgets due to fears that those who benefit from those investments will leave shortly after. While this may be the case for some, more people might actually leave because they do not receive these benefits. When training and continuous development occurs in the workplace, this provides the company with considerable return and encourages a more empowered, educated environment. In most instances, people are the biggest asset an organization has, especially those in the service sector.

Investing in your IT team certainly carries the theme of investing in people to the helm. IT departments are responsible for probably more than most people realize. They support products, services, platforms, and is an internal resource for all employees. Large IT teams support employees with laptops, networks, storage, antivirus solutions, and more to help them effectively serve the company and their customers. Additionally, your IT team supports customers should they have technical issues with your products that a customer service representative may not be able to answer. It’s important to continue investing in your IT team, and here are some reasons why.

Streamline Processes
Through continuous investments in your IT team, you’re able to streamline and improve certain processes that may be in place. For example, if a certain process has been in place for an extended amount of time, and your IT team is continuously trained that way, overtime you’ll notice areas where they can streamline the process and maybe even improve upon it.

Over Deliver
Should your IT team find themselves having to speak with customers, or even other employees, it’s always a good thing when someone walks away feeling satisfied with having a pleasant interaction. IT teams who feel valued and important, will over deliver and enjoy pleasant interactions when providing support.

Product Development
While most of the time product development falls into the laps of the software development team, IT teams have a unique perspective on products, that when enabled and supported to provide perspectives, can provide some real value in product development. By encouraging the IT team and continually investing in them, you may notice solid recommendations to improve your products. Product development, and many of the other reasons why investing in your IT team is important, is something that staffing agencies, like SNI Technology, can help undercover when it’s time to build upon your IT team.

Optimization of IT Development
Not only will you notice product development improvements, but you will also notice optimizations and improvements in your IT department and their development when you choose to invest in that team. Through continuous learnings, the IT department can flourish and improve in ways that haven’t even been considered before.

Interactions with Customers
An unhappy IT team is not a good thing, which can certainly and possibly unknowingly translate into interactions with customers. With a valued IT team, their support can result in improved results that your customers might be seeing. Rather than just giving the standard answers, the IT support can result in improved ways customers use your products which is better for your customers, and therefore, better for business too.

Governance, infrastructure, and functionality are some of the main responsibilities of a typical IT team, however, so much goes into those categories as mentioned above. By investing in your team, you’re able to build a stronger team as well. Consider utilizing staffing agencies, like SNI Technology, to find the best people for your IT team. Agencies are dedicated to making sure the candidates are the absolute best for your needs, and this will certainly help to strengthen your IT team as you continue to invest in them. Through continuous investments into your IT team, you will notice a significant improvement in those responsibilities, their sentiment, and your customer’s and employee’s support interactions.

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Pete Langlois

Pete Langlois is Chief Operating Officer of SNI Companies. His blog leverages his decades of experience in hiring, training and retaining top talent and covers trends and issues of interest to employers and job candidates alike.

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