4 No-Coding Tasks Every IT Team Needs

Programmers, engineers, and developers are essential to any IT team, but positions that don’t involve coding are also important. These recruitment kits will help you find the best candidates for these jobs.

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Programmers, engineers and developers are often considered the rock stars of the IT team. When everything from creating e-commerce functionality to meeting customer software needs requires code, the reason becomes clear: these professionals are the backbone of any technology-based initiative.

These roles are regularly included in various fast-growing job listings. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the software developer career alone is expected to grow 22% by 2030. And by 2020, nearly 2 million software developer jobs existed across the country.

But while finding talented programmers, engineers, and developers for your team should be a priority, other IT-related functions — such as monitoring regulatory compliance, planning and managing budgets, and maintaining effective internal audit systems – also play a key role.

Fortunately, there are people with the skills to meet all of these needs and more. Below, you’ll find TechRepublic hiring kits that will help you fill four of the key no-coding positions your IT team needs.

Recruitment Kit: Compliance Officer

Regulatory compliance is essential for any business in any industry. However, compliance within the technology industry can be particularly complex. Advances such as BYOD (bring your own device) and threats to personal data and security inspire a steady stream of new regulations.

The compliance officer is responsible for keeping abreast of regulatory changes to ensure that your IT team and its technology products are – and remain – compliant with these regulations. They are also responsible for developing strategic plans to comply with all applicable regulations and ensuring that the plans are implemented and followed.

What to Look for in a Compliance Officer

The right candidate should have several years of regulatory compliance experience, and it’s best if that experience includes working in your specific business niche. Strong candidates will also be detail-oriented, meticulous and confident in their abilities, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Hiring Kit: IT Finance Manager/Budget Manager

IT expenses tend to be among the most expensive categories within a business. And the amount of cash companies are investing in IT is only growing. A recent survey by Spiceworks Ziff Davis found that 53% of businesses in North America and Europe expect IT spending to increase year over year in 2022.

The ebb and flow of IT budgets requires a CFO or budget manager to ensure your business remains profitable. They are responsible for developing a budget plan to ensure this profitability and to get the most out of your company’s IT investment.

What to Look for in an IT Finance Manager or Budget Manager

Any CFO or budget manager should have extensive experience in business, finance, and accounting. But for an IT-based position, candidates must also have experience in information technology, including product lifecycles and development processes. This includes experience in cutting-edge technologies, such as cloud computing and IoT. Additionally, they must be able to communicate with all stakeholders within the business, from the C suite down.

Recruitment Kit: Diversity Manager

The success of your business depends on your employees. The talent, ability, unique experience and unique perspective that each employee brings to your team is, in fact, the engine of success. This is why embracing and working to develop a diverse team is essential.

The Diversity Manager is responsible for developing and monitoring programs that ensure the hiring of employees with diverse cultural, educational and professional backgrounds. They are also responsible for developing inclusion initiatives, such as critical diversity training.

What to Look for in a Diversity Manager

The diversity manager should have significant experience in human resources management, with excellent business acumen and experience as a leader. The right candidates must be able to work and inspire all teams in all areas of activity, from marketing to legal. They should also be confident and value being a positive influence on others.

Recruitment Kit: IT Audit Manager

As technology advances, so do cybersecurity threats. According to IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach report, 2021 saw the highest average data breach cost in 17 years at $4.24 million. Factors included the shift to remote work due to COVID-19 as well as migration to the cloud.

Therefore, security is now more important than ever, but your security measures will only work if they are implemented consistently and updated frequently. The IT Audit Manager is responsible for developing, planning and performing audits to ensure that security controls are in place and working properly.

What to Look for in an IT Audit Manager

The IT audit manager should have extensive experience in both technology and business. They must have a solid understanding of all regulatory compliance requirements as well as financial audit principles, including laws such as Sarbanes Oxley.

IT audit managers must have the highest professional and personal standards and be able to lead IT teams with integrity. They must also have an industry certification such as CISA, CPA, CIA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC.

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