November 2014: IT Workforce Management

As the holiday season approaches, event invitations will start pouring in offering a chance for networking with industry leaders and a prime opportunity for exploring possible career changes. How can managers ensure their best people will be happy enough with their current situation to not be enticed away to another opportunity?

Below are three articles addressing how to boost employee engagement and company leadership strategies for retention.

7 Best Practices to Boost Employee Engagement
What separates the best leaders from the rest when it comes to employee engagement? Our research shows the best leaders communicate an inspiring vision and live it, value people and give them a voice. Here are seven of the 100+ best practices that leaders can use to engage people. Read full article

Top CIOs Keep Their Attention on Staff Retention
Keep valued talent on staff by offering career mobility, a clear view of opportunities and a sense of purpose. Three CIOs discuss their strategies for keeping top tech on staff by focusing on opportunity, mobility and purpose. Read full article

How to Keep Your Most Talented People
To keep your best people, then, you need to make sure they are personally committed to the goals of the organization, and that they feel those goals are worth achieving. And you need to make certain they feel they are playing a suitably significant role in reaching those goals. Read full article


Security Corner:

Mobile, cloud and big data technologies are dragging businesses into uncharted waters, and data endpoints are moving further and further from the IT department’s control. IT departments are obviously stretched, often without the manpower or skills to handle growing security needs… Read full article



Upcoming Events:

Executive Women in Texas Government (EWTG)

28th Annual Professional Development Conference in San Marcos, Tx November 23rd – 24th. Whitaker’s Business Development Manager and Sr. IT Recruiter, Linda Ranostaj, will be presenting “Take a deep dive into interviewing-covering both sides of the desk for the interviewee and interviewer”.



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