Retaining top IT talent in a competitive market

Some CUs tackle this challenge through a home-grown approach to people development

Recruiting and retaining top talent in the information technology (IT) field is growing increasingly difficult, said three executives at the CUNA Tech/OpSS Council Conference.

To combat this trend, they said credit union senior managers need to consider new and innovative approaches toward keeping top talent on board. They also shared the challenges they have in finding and retaining talented staff.

The panel discussion was moderated by Brian Kidwell, executive vice president at D. Hilton Associates, an executive recruiting firm.

“Do everything you can to keep good talent,” said Kidwell. “You basically have three options: live with a revolving door of staff, outsource most of your IT activities, or retain your best people.”

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