Finding the appropriate employees for certain projects is getting more challenging, with fewer available workers and more specialized skills needed. PlanView and SkillsVillage launched a partnership to help solve just those problems, by connecting project and resource management software with a labor and project exchange on the Internet.
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Silence is golden, but not when it comes to managing your team. Knowing how to talk to a team member one-on-one, especially amid crisis, is essential to your success as a manager.
Do you take care of your dog the same way you take care of your fish? Not if you want to keep him happy. The same idea holds for virtual teams--they require a special kind of handling.
It's a taboo topic, something you learned not to discuss with your friends or co-workers and something that can be a major deciding factor in what kind of career path you take. It's your salary, and we're going to talk about it.
The guys who built the Empire State Building didn't just order a bunch of steel and start welding. There is real planning and design that has to go into really big projects, and here's one case where EAI is happening on a colossal scale.
It's hard to stay on track when you're overloaded with project information. Stick with a solid project plan and document your results as you chug alongor else risk getting run out of town on a rail.
Now that companies are investing in internal HR databases to track applicants, how does that change the meaning of that ominous "thank you but no thank you" letter?
As with so many things, the first step of a project is probably the most important. A solid plan, well thought-out and well communicated, is the cornerstone of your project's success. Without it, the walls are certain to come tumbling down.
The line between business intelligence and invasion of privacy is thin indeed. And with the media feeding the public's paranoia, the chances of finding yourself in legal trouble are all too real. Be careful, be prepared, and you won't have to be afraid.
It is with wariness and distrust that they approach each other, but I'm still hopeful that with a little effort and understanding the IT and HR people will learn to see eye-to-eye.