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How to Attract and Retain The Best IT Talent

What do you think you attracts Information Technology (IT) professionals? Was money your first guess? You may be surprised to find out that top IT talent is more interested in challenging work than in monetary incentives. Reports show that companies that challenge their IT professionals are more likely to retain them.

Along with the providing challenging and stimulating IT careers, some Minnesota companies now offer clever perks to help attract and retain the industry’s best IT employees. Here are some examples:

  • Free massages
  • Pancake breakfasts
  • Mini-golf courses
  • Generous/unlimited PTO
  • Free bike storage
  • Casual dress
  • Bring your pets to work


Although salary and job stability are significant factors in other practice areas, the IT field puts more weight on flexibility and job details. Additionally, non‐monetary perks like those listed below are playing an increasingly important role in career decisions for IT professionals. Overall, IT candidates want to work for an exciting company that becomes part of their lifestyle, not just “another job.”

Want to find out more about what you could do to attract top IT talent or see what other IT professionals are doing? Download Versique’s 2015 IT Salary Guide. If you’re looking for top IT professionals to add to your team, our highly-qualified IT recruiting team is passionate about aligning the right consultant with the right opportunity.

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