Motivating IT Pros — Without Using Money

Money is the easiest and least personal way to motivate people — that is, if you have money. If you don’t have money, you need to get down to the real business of making people actually care about what they are working on. Money is not a lasting motivator The one thing that differentiates money…

Winning the New War for IT Talent

Instead of an outright war, smaller less conspicuous battles will be waged for a new class of people — the neglected warriors of the recession. These people are likely to be recruited away and quickly conferred with the hero status they so richly deserve by their new bosses. These newly minted heroes will help their…

IT Leadership is about Motivating Employees in Tough Times

Having a loyal, motivated team can make all the difference in your company’s ability to not just survive but also succeed. IT leadership plays a key role in making this happen. As the economy improves, it will be critical that your employees are satisfied because the risk of turnover will grow exponentially. In fact, in…

IT Staffing – Who are the Employees You Can’t Do Without?

As the economy gains momentum, employees will have greater job opportunities, increasing the risk of turnover. These factors make retention a growing concern for technology leaders. In fact, 43 percent of CIOs surveyed by our company said that keeping existing workers will be their No.1 staffing priority in 2010. When you think of retaining employees,…

A Few Hiring Trends that May Surprise You

At 10% unemployment, the job market is a major topic of conversation around the country. Yet there are some emerging employment trends that may not have gained much attention but are valuable for executives to understand. Robert Half International and CareerBuilder recently issued the 2009 Employment Dynamics and Growth Expectations (EDGE) Report, which provides an…

Getting the Most Out of Performance Reviews

Editor’s Note: Katherine began writing monthly columns for CIOUpdate in July of 2004. Since then, she has been providing readers invaluable advice on how handle the often delicate job of employee relations. As editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her dedication to the site and to wish her continued…

How to Motivate Employees in Today’s Economy

In today’s economy, keeping people motivated can be particularly challenging as workers feel less secure about their jobs and financial stability. That’s why now is the time for leaders to move their efforts to reassure and inspire staff into high gear. This doesn’t necessarily mean bringing in motivational speakers, but it does require being sensitive…

Memo to CIOs: Keep Your Employees Happy

Improving enterprise performance starts with our employees. Overtaxed employees eventually begin looking for a different job in hopes of a better environment, and all too often, the cycle of stress-burnout-quit repeats itself. By helping employees maintain balance and focus, CIOs can help minimize the impact on their department’s increased responsibilities and improve overall productivity. With…

Hiring: Smart Companies Get Aggressive

How many top IT positions do you plan to fill this week? (And, no, that is not a set-up for a joke.) Listen to Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, general manager at [email protected], the group responsible for professional development and certification: “We intend to be aggressive about hiring. If anything we will be increasing our hiring. We believe…