COVID meant we needed to find a new way to work and fortunately our staff were more than up for the challenge. We sent everyone home a week before New Zealand went into lockdown and since restrictions have relaxed, we’re now operating in a hybrid work model where staff split their time between home and the office.
We also realised just how quickly we could all operate when we needed to. A number of customers wanted to quickly move to cloud-based service immediately instead of over the course of several months. Others had to migrate payroll solutions from a server in the office to the cloud before the next pay cycle, all during lockdown.
Some of the stumbling blocks in place to getting projects complete were largely of our own making. Our goal now is to take the learnings from COVID and apply them to our post-COVID activities.
Talent acquisition and retention is the new battleground for tech companies both here and around the world. The demand for trained staff keeps increasing and the output from our universities and tertiary institutes remains flat.
At Datacom we are addressing both our internal culture and also our engagement with tertiary providers. Our work with Unitec has helped deliver a new cyber-security course and we hope to engage with potential staff at graduate level to make sure Datacom is seen as a desirable employer.
We have also made the move to put our people at the heart of our company values – it is the breadth of expertise and the depth of experience in our people that drives the company, and we want to ensure we are hiring the right people and retaining talent where we can.
It’s very much a journey, and these are the first steps but Datacom is committed to being the employer of choice for the tech sector.
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