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Getting the Most Out of Performance Reviews


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published January 23, 2009
In CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee’s final column for the site, she shares some timely advice on how to transform the yearly review into a tool you can really use.

How to Motivate Employees in Today's Economy


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published December 1, 2008
Keeping employees motivated is critical to the success of any IT department, writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Low-cost Employee Retention Strategies


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published October 24, 2008
Keeping employees happy doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some effective alternative ways to retain your valuable workers.

Mistakes Managers Make in an Uncertain Economy


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published September 30, 2008
Keep an upbeat, proactive and open mindset to help your staff through troubled times, writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

New Hires: Spotting Red Flags and Cautions


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published August 22, 2008
CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology lays out six easy-to-spot warning signs your prospect may not be a good fit.

Bringing Out the Best in Your Millennial Employees


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published July 25, 2008
Use these three approaches from CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee to do just that.

A Diamond in the Rough


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published May 23, 2008
Don’t overlook a potential star candidate, writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technologies.

Don't Hire Just Anyone


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published April 25, 2008
Use these five tips to hire the right person, with the right skills for what you really need, writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

IT/Business Alignment and Staff Development


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published March 28, 2008
There's no reason why you need to do it all, writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Who Are Hiring Conditions Favoring?


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published February 22, 2008
Well, put it this way writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology, you can expect to pay more.

Thinking Like a Politician Can Further Your Career


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published January 25, 2008
You may not like them, but politicians know a thing or two about getting ahead, writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Soft Skills: The Sign of a Savvy IT Pro


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published January 4, 2008
You’ve got the technical skills, but succeeding as an IT manager requires much more than that, writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Four Key Questions to Ask About Your DR Planning


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published October 29, 2007
The human element of disaster recovery planning is often overlooked, writes CIOUpdate columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Recruiting Entry-Level Talent in Today's Market


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published September 4, 2007
Entry-level professionals are filling a critical void in many IT departments, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of RHT.

Discovering the Leaders on Your Staff


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published July 27, 2007
If you look, you will find the leaders you need, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Making Performance Reviews Positive


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published June 29, 2007
Conducting performance reviews should be among your most important management responsibilities, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technologies.

Subtle Recruitment Strategies That Get Results


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published June 1, 2007
It takes more than just a craigslist ad and quick interview to get the candidates you want, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Taming Turnover


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published April 27, 2007
Perhaps just as difficult as recruiting skilled IT talent today is keeping it, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Don't Forget the Human Factor


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published March 30, 2007
If you're planning roll out Vista, take time to factor in your staffing needs first, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Teambuilding Tactics That Get Results


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published February 23, 2007
These six steps will enhance your staff's ability to work together, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Employees Have Edge in Today's Job Market


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published January 26, 2007

Qualified candidates are in high demand, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Got Staff?


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published October 31, 2006
Having the right number of employees at just the right time should be the goal of every CIO, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Uncover Your Team's Potential


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published September 29, 2006
Everyone has skills that are not always obvious. Take some time to find them and you will be well-rewarded, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Beyond the Classifieds


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published August 25, 2006
It takes creative strategies to recruit IT workers today, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of RHT.

The Great Baby Boomer Migration


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published July 28, 2006
Baby boomers are getting ready to retire by the millions. Don't let that vast store of information just walk out the door, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published June 30, 2006
For the first time ever, four generations are working side by side, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technologies.

Building an Ethical Workplace


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published May 26, 2006
Business ethics is not a new concept, but it is getting more attention these days, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

The Value of Corporate Alumni Networks


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published April 28, 2006
When employees leave, there are good reasons to stay in touch, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Developing Top-Notch Talent


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published March 24, 2006
Ongoing training, technical and otherwise, is critical to the long-term success of your IT organization, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Maximizing Your ROC (Return on Consultants)


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published February 24, 2006
A little planning and a lot of communication goes a long way, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technologies.

Making the Connection


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published January 27, 2006
The importance of stepping outside of your office once in a while can't be overstated, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half.

Should You Make a Counteroffer?


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published December 30, 2005
Think carefully before extending a counteroffer—the benefits may not outweigh the risks, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

2006 Hiring Trends Looking Up


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published December 2, 2005
After a slowdown in technology spending and hiring during the past few years, the outlook is beginning to brighten, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

When the Bad Boss is You


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published October 28, 2005
Managing is hard work but avoiding a few common styles can make it a lot easier, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Effectively Managing Remote Workers


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published September 30, 2005
Managing teleworkers is easier if you start with a few ground rules, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

It's Personal: Employee Morale and Your Behavior


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published August 26, 2005
Employees look to their bosses for many things including a sense of well-being and confidence, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Beyond Technical Abilities: Evaluating Soft Skills


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published July 29, 2005
Hiring staff based on just technical acumen only covers half the bases, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Re-Energizing Your Workforce


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published June 24, 2005
Times are still tough on IT workers of all stripes. But, with a little understanding, encouragement and few a 'well-dones,' you can motivate your staff to keep up the good work, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.

Management Rules That are Made to be Broken


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published May 27, 2005
Company policies are often treated as holy writ, but adhering to them religiously may do more harm than good, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology .

Taming Turnover


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Katherine Spencer Lee

| CIO Insights Article Published April 29, 2005
Promoting from within your ranks can go a long way toward keeping your staff motivated and content, writes CIO Update columnist Katherine Spencer Lee of Robert Half Technology.