You’re business is thriving, you’re hiring, now you’ve realized you have a lot of technology around the office and you should probably start getting a grip on it. The thought of hiring an IT person pops into your head. What’s to lose? You’ll have someone with expertise, knows what they’re doing, handle all your IT and everyone will be happy right? Not quite.
When a company is hiring it’s first, or even replacing it’s only IT person, there’s a few problems that usually pop up. Let’s get honest about hiring for IT (and many other positions!)
So enough with the basic decision of wanting to hire internally. On to the fun stuff. Resumes and Interviewing. The main problems here are going to be how much you understand what you need from this IT person, what they understand, are they actually qualified, and the most important one, can you tell?
There are many correct ways to go about hiring and interviewing for IT. Our main point here is, it’s difficult. Hiring and interviewing ANYONE, can be difficult. Hiring and interviewing for IT is just that much more complicated, especially if they’re going to be your one and only IT employee.
We’ve broken down a few of the initial issues of hiring an IT employee in-house. Next we’ll look why you shouldn’t hire that employee just yet.
UPDATE: Check out Part II Here: The Trouble with Hiring that 1st IT Employee: Part II