For instance, your previous IT manager may have focused most of her attention on reducing expenses and getting the most out of existing technology. However, now that your organization is undergoing expansion, you may need someone in that role whos highly skilled at developing IT strategy and managing new projects. Or you may discover that the job responsibilities for the position can be redistributed among existing employees.
Stay on track. Be sure to recalculate workloads and evaluate your staffing practices on a regular basis, not just when your firm is faced with an urgent situation, such as a major initiative or employee turnover.
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The best staffing strategies are flexible and evolve over time. What worked well six months ago may not be appropriate today, so its critical to stay on top of trends. With adequate personnel levels at all times, youll be in a stronger position to meet whatever IT demands come your way.
Katherine Spencer Lee is executive director of Robert Half Technology, a provider of IT professionals for initiatives ranging from e-business development and multi-platform systems integration to network engineering and technical support. Robert Half Technology has more than 100 locations in the North America and Europe, and offers online job search services at www.roberthalftechnology.com.