Reducing headcount is a mentally and emotionally challenging task under any circumstance. Adopting an objective and systematic approach to deciding who stays and who goes is the best tack to take. This Excel-based tool will help IT leaders:
- Document required skill sets based on key projects and mandatory IT activities as selected by business strategy.
- Identify the volume of a given skill required to achieve IT activity mandates.
- Match existing IT staff to required skills to objectively meet reduction targets.
In a tough economic environment, letting good people go is heartbreaking. The only solace is that it be done objectively and fairly in strict accordance with business need.
This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, "Staff Cuts: Be Objective and Focus on Required Skills."