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5 Things MSPs Should Know About Hiring In A Tight Job Market

Joseph F. Kovar

‘So what this means is, the [COVID-19] pandemic has shown all the skillsets to be very valuable. And employees that just started working at these companies are on the average making 30 percent than people in the same role that started two years ago,’ says Michael Slater, Sherweb’s director of pre-sales and partner enablement.

Better Ways To Find Tech Talent

MSPs, like every other company in the IT industry, and indeed like almost every company out there, are finding it hard to recruit and retain the right kinds of personnel.

Michael Slater, director of pre-sales and partner enablement at Sherweb, a Quebec-based provider of cloud services to MSPs across the U.S. and Canada, told an audience of MSPs at this week’s XChange+ 2021 conference that it is possible to find good staff at what will likely be much higher salaries than in the past, but there is no single way to do so. Instead, Slater said, there are certain lesser-known tricks to finding IT help that may not be approved by a company’s human resources department but which might help.

Slater used his time on stage to look at the difficulties in finding talent and explore several ways to improve the search process. For a look at some tricks that might help any MSP find the right people, click on the slideshow.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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