Info-Tech surveyed nearly 200 IT leaders to determine the most important factors in making layoff determinations. The results indicate that deciding who stays and who goes may not be completely objective – in fact, they point to some serious systemic management problems.
Read this research note to find out:
• The most and least important factors cited in making layoff decisions.
• What these rankings say about underlying human resources management problems.
• Recommendations for moving toward objective prioritization when it comes to staffing decisions.
Few IT leaders are fully prepared mentally or emotionally to execute a layoff. During such times, a strong set of objective criteria is the best tool in an IT leader’s decision-making arsenal.