10 Best Practices for Staffing

10 Best Practices to Staff – Hire and Retain World Class Creative IT Professionals

10 Best Practices  – Janco Associates has found the top ten best practices that CIOs need to implement if they want to hire and retain World Class Creative IT professionals.

  1. Focus on the identification, nurturing and growing of highly talented people
  2. Actively manage collaboration among the talent pool
  3. Have clearly defined job requirements –  The Internet and IT Job Descriptions HandiGuide is a must have document.
  4. Recruit from the places that turn out the top talent
  5. Avoid the trap of hiring the best available resource today if they do not meet all of your requirements
  6. Have core metrics in place to measure performance
  7. Cull your mistakes quickly
  8. If you allow your most talented people free rein to innovate, don’t stigmatize failure
  9. Have staff work on only on “core activities” related to the requirements of the job
  10. Get support staff to do the non-core activities

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.