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6 things IT managers need to know about hiring vs. training

Rich Hein | July 2, 2013
Deciding whether to train and promote your current staff or bring in new blood is a choice many IT leaders face on a regular basis. The best decision, of course, depends on many variables. The first step is answering these six questions.

A lot depends on the actual role itself and there are a lot of variables. "Higher-level skills and expertise may just be easier to purchase. Unfortunately, in today's market you're going to pay a hefty price. However, it could save you years in trying to attain those technical skills and bringing those people up," says Eric Garrison, director of learning at Benchmark Learning, a company that specializes in IT skills assessment and training.

 

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