I am having a hard time finding a qualified IT Manager for the company I work at. We need someone with some really strong management experience with the technology skills to back it up.
We keep getting in people who are either all management or all technical. Does anyone know where I should go to find some good people? This is a HIGHLY selective position and is a nightmare for me to fill.
We are a small company, but are not afraid to pay for high-level talent. It is a small IT department, currently only 3 people, but we are really wanting to expand. We are a Wintel based facility that is really just looking to support the efforts of Graphic Artists and Software Engineers.
The manager would be required to maintain about a dozen servers, setup and administer IIS, SQL Server, Exchange, Active Directory and all of the basic Microsoft products. Our current IT team is more of a small group of former Geek Squad employees rather then system administrators, so the person who comes in will have to get their hands dirty in both setting up the infrastructure and mentoring the current staff.
Just wanted to thank everyone for their insight. I guess my last question would be what is a good venue to go through for hiring this person? Are there specific websites that target this area that have job/candidate listings? For now we just have been using the normal careerbuilder and recruiter. I just checked and I guess we don't even have the position listed on our website, but I do welcome people to visit my user profile if interested.