Can anyone share some creative ways to attract tech talent to a company with a mundane mission?

562 views1 Upvote3 Comments

Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Usually mundane can mean huge corporation.  I'm my experience a potential hire will want to know
1. Benefits - health insurance, retirement plan, work-from-home
2. Topic - e.g. they will be working cutting edge migration to get the mundane company onto the latest technology
3. Name recognition.  If they are currently working at a small company nobody has heard of they might want that brand recognition of a Dow 30 sized company.  Just keep in mind they likely won't stay long if this is a significant reason for joining.
4. International travel or assignments.  One of my favorite benefits is going to see the world.  I have been to a lot of countries I never would have traveled to if I was paying the bill.
Information Security Director in Media, 10,001+ employees
Change the mission, as attract talent is only step 1, the harder step is retaining talent and a mundane mission will lead to more wasted time (talent leaves and restarting your search again).
CIO in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Meaningful work and a career path.  Hard to explain meaningful when linked to a mundane mission, but just because the company has a mundane mission doesn't mean your department needs to.  Have a data mission and link opportunities to learn and use AI/ML and other advanced analytics for example.

Content you might like

Director of IT, Self-employed
Enabling GenerativeAI in our detect product.
Read More Comments
1.6k views1 Upvote2 Comments

Yes, this is a good move for both the business and employees to recharge.32%

Yes, but vacation time could have been offered through a less disruptive model.47%

No, we can't afford to lose that many consecutive operating days.19%

Other (please share below)1%


6.8k views2 Upvotes5 Comments

Director of IT, Self-employed
One thing I do is include them in the meetings about the changes that will take place and get their opinion.  I also lay out the pros and cons of the changes and how it will effect us as a team moving forward.

2.4k views1 Upvote1 Comment

Very difficult28%

Somewhat difficult69%

Not at all difficult3%

We're not looking for IT staff with cloud skills0%


1.6k views1 Upvote1 Comment

Community User in Software, 11 - 50 employees

organized a virtual escape room via - even though his team lost it was a fun subtitue for just a "virtual happy hour"
Read More Comments
7.8k views26 Upvotes58 Comments