The Advantages and Disadvantages of Training vs. Hiring

Posted May 14, 2015 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence

The long-time hiring vs. training debate has been energized by an influx of new technologies requiring new skills. Today's IT departments constantly struggle to meet the skill and experience requirements of new projects, new development platforms, new languages, new environments, and new infrastructure. The advantages of hiring are that it makes it possible to immediately bring in new skills and new perspectives -- often from people who have some familiarity with the industry and may have worked with competitors. This is offset by a range of serious disadvantages.

About The Author
Brian Dooley
Brian J. Dooley is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Data Analytics & Digital Technologies practice. He is an author, analyst, and journalist with more than 30 years' experience in analyzing and writing about IT trends. Mr. Dooley has written seven books, numerous user manuals, hundreds of reports, and more than 2,000 magazine features. He is the founder and past President of the New Zealand Chapter of the Society for Technical… Read More
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