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When the going gets tough, the tough get going: IT recruitment in 2009

MIS Asia Staff | Jan. 16, 2009
Eric Lauzon, CIO, Nortel Asia, shares his views on the employment trends of 2009

a.    Be cautious on hiring as it is difficult to predict how quickly the market will turn around. Look at every possibility to lean your enterprise and reduce your internal operational cost

b.    Business alignment is critical - understand the needs of the business and ensure that there are sufficient IT resources to meet the demands of the business

c.    The strategy a company takes has to allow it to leapfrog others in the industry, for when we see an upswing in the economy.

Is there anything else you'd particularly like to add about the IT industry employment and salary scenario in the Asia Pacific?

As Billy Ocean sang, When the going gets tough, the tough get going. We are in a tough market and the strategies we take today will determine our future. Now is the time for the CIO to stand up and lead, and make their enterprise lean to help it get through the current financial turmoil. Those who accomplish this will always be highly sought after by companies looking for a fresh approach in running their IT organizations.


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