David Jorm is the Senior Manager at Commonwealth Bank, a business that offers a full range of financial services to help all Australians build and manage their finances.
David has been working in the tech industry for 20 years, with a focus on managing security teams for the last 7 years. His experience has spanned government, corporate, and startup environments in several countries.
During this episode, David will talk about the skills a CIO should be looking for if they want to advance a technical person into a leadership role. Learn the challenges of hiring and retaining staff including ways to building an effective team through diversity. Find out what you need to know about working with a third-party recruiter.
00:30 - David’s background and introduction
03:06 - How the ‘skills crisis’ impacts vendors and inhouse teams
06:14 - Types of tasks and skills to outsource verse utilizing your team
08:22 - The challenges of hiring and retaining staff
10:40 - Building an effective team through diversity
14:26 - “I can control the team culture and the way that we operate. It will attract people and candidates that other people wouldn’t get.” - David Jorm
14:25 - The transition from a technical expert to becoming a leader
18:18 - “You want to see evidence that they are acting in a senior capacity without having the title and the title or the pay rise follows.” - David Jorm
19:59 - Using third party recruiter when hiring new staff
23:26 - David gives advice to his much younger self