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HR partnership key to combatting IT talent shortage

Posted on TechTarget by Nicole Laskowski on Nov. 29, 2016

As vice president and CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Curt Carver is tackling the IT talent shortage with a broad arsenal of hiring tactics.

He has begun working strategically with HR; he's formed unique partnerships that tap into younger or unconventional IT talent; and he's providing employees with analytics, security and business intelligence (BI) expertise a greater incentive to stay at UAB. "While we don't do pay raises every year, we do merit pay; I will tell you that we allocate more to security and business intelligence in terms of merit pay to retain those employees because they're a hot commodity," Carver said. Continue reading the full article.