Personnel Trends Terry Bledsoe March 31, 2008 2008 . 2008 . 2008 . 2008 .
Terry Bledsoe Chief Information Officer Catawba County
What is my role?
What do I do?
What is the role of the Technology Department?
IT Job Skills for 2008
Project management skills and certifications
Business process understanding
Communication skills, especially writing and teaching expertise
The ability to manage remote workers and virtual teams
Software development and programming
http://www.networkworld.com/etm/2007/122007-etm-jobs-matter.html Skills in highest demand
It’s not about PeopleSoft….. What is Technology About? It’s not about Programs….. It’s not about Email….. It’s not about the Internet….. It’s not about the Phones…..
It’s about how they interact….. What is Technology About? It’s about empowerment….. It’s about People….. It’s about how they work…..
Systems of People partners trust aggregate centralized collaborators specialized adapt reputation Self-organizing outliers
Web 2.0 Wikis, Blogs, Social Networks Gov 2.0 Kid 2.0 Citizen 2.0 Are you already there and just don’t know it? Voter 2.0 Worker 2.0 Disruptive Technology Are you left behind? “ Web 2.0, is disrupting everything. Web 2.0 is not just adding to the communication mix. It requires a completely new way of thinking” Peter Debreceny, chair of the Institute for Public Relations . Is not black and white! Personnel 2.0
Defining Web 2.0 – Core Tenets
Cooperate, don’t control
Users add value
Defining Web 2.0
Perpetual Beta State
Allows for self organizing groups/ systems
( the long tail)
Today’s internet makes the citizen an active participant . Will government adapt to Web 2.0 by design or by default ?
Average Age - 43 Years Millennials
Generational Use of Technology
Those who have chosen to embrace technology, use e-mail, as they are exposed to new technology, if they see value to it, they may embrace it. They still like paper.
Use e-mail, text-messaging, blogs, instant-messaging, and rely on a combination of Boomer old-fashioned socializing and Millennial social networking.
It’s the air they breathe. To be human = to be a digital native (for many of us, this is a paradigm shift)
Generations Help Understand Web 2.0 Millennials 1977 to 2000 Gen X 1965 to 1976 Boomers 1945 to 1964 Matures Before 1945 Average Age of Catawba County Worker - 43 Years Technology is not a “Tool” for Millennials, it is the very “Foundation” for everything they do. Web 2.0 is a reflection of the Millennial Generation.
External Internal Applications Linked to
Hardware Software Peripherals Capacity Users
? ? ? Lets hire someone…………
Matures (65+) are biggest audience
Boomers 2 nd
Age 18 – 34 lowest and decreasing
Minorities have the lowest readership
Before 1965 most households took 2 newspapers, now less than half of the households take 1 newspaper.
Online readership growing
Recruit in the newspapers and you will mainly attract the Boomers……… and will completely miss the ……Millennials
EY LISTENS AND TALKS WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS ON FACEBOOK
ONLINE VIDEO ADS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF JOBS
Digital Resumes…. … Portfolios… … Web Pages… … Thumb drives… Now that you got their attention, are you ready for…….
? ? ? What about online applications and online assessments?........ Are you ready………………
OLD RECRUITING METHODS WILL NOT WORK. REACH OUT
Do Your Homework, Check Them Out Warning : Check With Legal!!!!!
Expectations Have Changed
Security Appearance Environment FLSA Ergonomics Where
Online Training Services Manage Life
Are you brave enough to ? BLOG
Record of Notification
Feedback (if you want it)
Important announcements like benefit enrollments
Changes in policies
Physical and certificate renewal reminders
Reminders of County Events
Securing resources for an event/emergency
Text Messaging = Powerful Tool
ISSUES MOVING TO THE FOREFRONT ISSUES . ISSUES . ISSUES . ISSUES .
The new personal computer….. The simple cell phone is a relic Laptops replace desktops personal use / business use
No Well Defined Slots Work is an Activity, Not a Place Old Rules Become Unrealistic New Tax Laws
IP IP/AVL IP Surveillance IP Monitoring IP GPS Locating IPIPIPIPIPIPIPIPIP….
What is attached to the network? What is the employee really doing? Programs? Stored Data?
Government Attack Trends from 2007
Government accounted for 26 percent of data breaches that could lead to identity theft.
The primary cause of data breaches that could lead to identity theft was the theft or loss of a computer or other medium used for data storage or transmitting , such as a USB key.
State of the News Media http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/2008/narrative_newspapers_audience.php?cat=2&media=4
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