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How To Lose Your Best IT Employees
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ANON1251114973443
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ANON1251114973443,
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5/11/2012 | 8:08:58 PM
re: How To Lose Your Best IT Employees
With possibly the exception of Compensation, the rankings most likely do not reflect the needs/wants of Global IT staffs. European and AsiaPac staffs have different value sets.
EVVJSK
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4/24/2012 | 8:15:54 PM
re: How To Lose Your Best IT Employees
I think this data does provide some insight, but I would have to say that innovation is a big part of some people wants (they may not be needs). Some people are perfectly happy keeping the lights on, while other want to build and innovate. I think the data being somewhat mixed implies there are a couple of different groups responding. Like most things, it is management's job to find out what makes each employee tick and to help them accomplish those goals if possible (it may not be accomplished with every project, but making an attempt when possible can go a long way).
MyW0r1d
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4/23/2012 | 7:41:02 PM
re: How To Lose Your Best IT Employees
The relatively low ranking of innovative solutions and leading edge technology is surprising particularly when you consider that number of CEOs/CFOs/COOs that believe this is the key to their strategic advantage (I would have at least expected it more significant on the IT management side). What is all the talk then about clouds and virtualization/consolidation of infrastructure? Why are a good majority of job advertisements including statements of "current certification" regardless of the history of the individual since they obtained that certification.

In fact, the IT management side is a little disheartening where we see the top of the list with high pay and respect with flexibility and ample time off. Then, where one might expect a key focus on issues related to business strategy and company culture integration with the technical side, these aspects don't even break 30 percentile. Kind of says, stroke my ego while I do my own thing doesn't it? Is it any wonder IT is still viewed with skepticism.
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4/21/2012 | 4:32:48 AM
re: How To Lose Your Best IT Employees
I think culture isn't important on a survey... but it influences you and your team every single day, in every meeting, every crisis, every trip to the over priced soda machine, every... those that have a bad culture - marked it as important - or bailed.
Rich G
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4/20/2012 | 5:45:52 PM
re: How To Lose Your Best IT Employees
Interesting, particularly about "culture" not being important. My observation from years in IT delivery as well as the consulting industry is culture is very important as being in an environment where one's opinions and contributions are valued is a key element of culture.


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