Now more than ever, companies are relying upon capable cybersecurity and IT professionals to maintain a secure and effective digital infrastructure. Filling vacancies during these uncertain times can present hiring teams with unusual challenges. Businesses that use rigid protocols for hiring and management may face turmoil when presented with unfamiliar circumstances. Adapting to change and adopting flexible strategies for cybersecurity staffing and management can help hiring professionals navigate personnel management during and after this pandemic.
How Rigid Staffing Practices Can Set You Back
While a highly-structured hiring process can help you stay organized in the search for cybersecurity professionals, adhering to rigid hiring requirements, quotas, and guidelines can make filling vacancies impossible. Candidates may not be able to meet your in-person interview or assessment requirements, and the amount of staff you typically have on hand may not be appropriate for the ebbs and flows in business. Trying to stick to these rules can be impractical, at best. If your hiring team is accustomed to following strict rules, consider shifting toward a more flexible and holistic cybersecurity staffing strategy.
Cybersecurity Staffing is as Vital (and Challenging) as Ever
With many offices moving toward remote operations and digital communication, online security and data management is just as important as ever. Cybersecurity professionals can help your team maintain the necessary level of operational security. VPNs, end-to-end encryption, and widespread technological literacy are crucial for offices making the transition to remote work, and building a robust team of cybersecurity professionals can help ensure that your business’s assets are protected.
Consider Alternative Solutions
If cybersecurity staffing is still too daunting after embracing a more flexible hiring strategy, consider working with a staffing agency on alternative solutions. Staff augmentation may be the best solution for your short-term personnel needs, and your augmented staff can be curated to contain experts with the skills necessary for any project. If you are struggling to find qualified candidates for long-term, full-time positions, consider delegating your cybersecurity staffing responsibilities to an experienced staffing company. The team at Lewis-Price & Associates, Inc. offers a wide range of staffing solutions. Whether you are looking to augment the team you already have, or you need to construct a department from the ground up, our dedicated professionals are ready to help your business grow.
Lewis-Price is an SBA 8(a) certified staffing company committed to providing solutions to its clients and teaming partners. We staff diverse, engaged leaders in IT, cybersecurity, program management, training, administration and other high-demand areas. We value integrity and intention. We provide engaged professionals ready to join your team. To learn more about our staffing solutions, please contact us at (703) 727-9182. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.