Burnout Adds to Talent Crisis

As we near the end of National Cybersecurity Month, we need to discuss the outdated hiring practices in the industry.

In the United States alone, there are nearly 900,000 open positions in the security sector. While organizations keep trying to fill the roles, hackers seem to always been one step ahead. They have honed in their focus on critical infrastructure in the U.S., extorting hospitals and schools at a rate that leads to feelings of exhaustion more often than hope.

This dire situation is forcing organizations to re-examine their recruiting strategies. They are now trying to expand the talent pool and support existing employees. They are looking internally to try and find fresh talent.

“I have burnout moments probably every quarter where I think ‘I can’t do this anymore. I don’t want to do this anymore,” Mari Galloway, CEO and founding board member of Women’s Society of CyberJutsu stated. “Burnout comes from a sense of your hair always being on fire,” she added. “You’re trying to be reactive to every single thing, rather than being proactive. But it can be dangerous, especially if you have a family or other obligations.”

An uncontrollable workload is a leading cause of burnout in corporate America, according to a Gallup poll. In addition to unreasonable pressure and a lack of role clarity, all issues that are particularly sensitive for security personnel. Talent scouts need to start expanding their networks, engage with local schools, get more creative with training, and offer more appealing incentives and benefits.

Luckily, the shift is already underway here at StoredTech! We are hiring all the time and are always looking for the best talent! Check out our open positions here and apply for your new career today!