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IT workforce development: A little workforce planning goes a long way

Editor's note: This is Part II of a three-part series on the information technology worker shortage. Part I outlined the challenge facing businesses, and this segment will offer a look at what Wisconsin companies can do - and are doing - to address the IT worker shortage.

Milwaukee, Wis. - If the estimates are accurate, about 10 percent of all information technology position......

Full article >>> , generally is independent and technologically savvy, Davidson said. Members of this generation are not motivated by money alone, and they actively manage their careers. Their average tenure at a company is two to three years, so it's more common for them to frequently change jobs.

Since the younger generation is focused on career acceleration, they will want to know how they can make an ......

Full article >>> Laurie Benson, CEO of Inacom Information Systems, queried her firm's outside directors to determine the top three actions they take to retain key employees. The three things that we got from that discussion are that it comes down to making people feel appreciated in their work, giving them interesting work to do, and letting them participate actively in the bus......

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Courting rituals

In attracting talent, the aforementioned approaches help, but outreach is still indispensable in attracting the young.

According to Robin Pickering, a recruiting manager for Manpower, employers could take lessons from Rockwell's approach to engaging college undergraduates. Recruiting collegians is certainly ......

Full article >>> ion 2007 CEO-CIO Symposium, believes the benefits extend beyond grooming the future workforce.

I'm amazed at the degree to which that [mentoring] relationship has value, Koulopoulos said. It's one of the more valuable things I've done in my life.

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Source:wistechnology.com By Joe Vanden Plas 04/09/07


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