Workforce Productivity - Best Practices

IT Job Descriptions

Steps to improve IT workforce productivity include:

  • Develop a strong team orientation - Effective teams and the effective planning and execution provide the structure necessary to get the best from all team members.  Well written job descriptions are a first step in that process.

  • Align roles and performance objectives - Change causes by today's business environment causes misalignments of roles and focus of a significant number of the workforce.  Job descriptions that are results and metric driven are an essential tool in the management process.

  • Set performance goals and manage workforce with that as the focus - A majority of the workforce performs better if they have specific goals they must achieve.  Good job description include measurable goals.

  • Evaluate workforce based on defined objectives and goals  - Review job performance based on job content and metrics to see how they can be modified to improved organizational productivity and minimize organizational dysfunction. 

 

 

 


 

 

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Campus secuirty driven by last year's events

January 14th, 2015

In the past year, we've seen a number of trends emerge in campus security at both the higher education and K-12 level, as U.S. school districts and universities enhance their security measures. On the K-12 level, much of this activity is being driven by the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and other similar events. In higher education, the Clery Act continues to be one of the primary drivers of change. Both education segments and analyze the most significant security trends taking place in each.

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Even with improved IT job market layoffs continue - 600 at Qualcomm

December 10th, 2014

Qualcomm is laying off roughly 600 employees worldwide, as it plans to refocus its business into new areas, a company spokesperson confirmed to CNET on Tuesday.

Qualcomm said 300 employees would be cut in California, where the company has its San Diego headquarters and several other offices. A "similar number" of international employees will also be laid off. At the end of September, Qualcomm had about 31,300 full-time, part-time and temporary employees, up about 300 from the year earlier, according to regulatory filings.

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CIO concerns when creating business continuity plans

November 27th, 2014

Disasters Happen -  Business Continuity Disaster Recovery How do you balance the business continuity disaster recovery risk and investment equation? Is the potential risk greater than the investment? The facts are: 43% of companies experiencing disasters never reopen, and 29% … Continue reading

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Disaster Planning has been impacted by Ebola

October 23rd, 2014

Ebola shows how exotic threats filed in the ‘it will never happen’ folder can impact anyone and cause major disruption.

Another such threat is from Solar flares traveling from the sun to the earth which contain massive amounts of energy can disrupt electronic systems. This along with a man made high altitude electromagnetic pulse could be just as devastating as solar storms.

The question for business continuity managers is how can we prepare for these events? Is it possible to build a business continuity and/or disaster recovery plan that addresses a long-term power outage and inability to operate most electronic devices?

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Cloud Computig shifts computing model for many corporatrions

September 3rd, 2014

IT InfrastructureCloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted, even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is not whether the cloud is part of their infrastructure plans, but which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. But even as the benefits of cloud and hosted models have become apparent, concerns persist about security, and an assumption lingers that the cloud is inherently less secure than an enterprise data center environment.

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