Picture your favorite sports team. What happens when the time comes for the seasoned all-stars to leave the team? Maybe they were snatched up by a rival who threw big money at them, or maybe it’s time to retire from the game. Either way, their time has come to move on… and now what? If there aren’t a few promising new recruits ready to be bumped up to the big leagues, that team could really be hurting come next season.
The same goes for tech talent at your organization. Sure, your most accomplished senior folks aren’t going anywhere right this second. But what happens when they inevitably do? It’s a reality you can’t ignore. Additionally, with how fast technology changes, you’ve got eager, young, talented techies just waiting to hone their craft and bring new skills and a fresh perspective to your business. This is why recruiting and retaining young talent needs to be your priority—right now, and on an ongoing basis.