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    IT Job market continues to expand

    Over 100,000 net new IT jobs will be created in 2020

    The IT Job Market now is over 3.65 million individuals in the US.  In 2011 that same job market was 2.85 million.  That is over 800,000 new IT jobs in less that nine years.

    That growth is driving up salaries, which grew by 4.9% last year.

    Mean IT salaries

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    Top 10 Ways to Verify Resume Information

    Hire the best and avoid the rest

    Top 10 Ways Companies Verify Resume Information have been identified by Janco as part of its annual IT Salary Survey data collection process. They are:

    1. Checking References
    2. Evaluating candidate's social media persona
    3. Evaluating candidates during the interview process
    4. Checking Employers/Schools listed on resumes
    5. Conducting Generic Internet Search
    6. Checking Public Records
    7. Asking specific questions of candidates
    8. Probational hiring
    9. Samples of candidates' work
    10. Tests during the hiring process

    Verifiy Resume Infomation

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    Top 10 paid IT Positions

    2020 IT Salary Survey Identified the Top 10 portions within IT - All are executive or middle management

    2020 IT Salary is released with some interesting findings. The survey identifies the positions that have the highest levels of compensation. Those positions are:

      1. VP Chief Information Officer -CIO
        SMB - $186K Large -$220K
      2. VP Security - CSO
        SMB - $145K Large - $182K
      3. VP Information Services
        SMB - $149K Large - $174K
      4. Director Systems & Programming
        SMB -$149K Large -$173K
      5. VP Technical Services
        SMB - $117K Large $172K
      6. VP Consulting Services
        SMB - $157K Large $165K
      7. Director Production/Data Center
        SMB $127K Large $164K
      8. Director IT Planning
        SMB $114K Large $151K
      9. VP Administration
        SMB $130K Large $136K
      10. Manager Computer Operations
        SMB $105K Large $128K

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    Tenure of CIO

    Tenure of CIOs is impacted by booming economy

    Tenure of CIO is now 4 years and 6 months. 

    CIO Tenure

    The primary driver was that 19% of all CIOs had a tenure of 12 months or less. At the same time last year, the same 12 months or less group was 15%. In addition, 28% of all CIOs have held their positions for 24 months or less versus 40% in January 2019.

    We have found that between the 24 months and 36 month tenure period a number of CIO leave because the opportunity they were looking for was not there. Also, a number of the CIOs did not meet the expectations of the C-Level management team.

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    35 U.S. States are at Full Employment

    35 Full Employment States Identified by Janco

    Several states have very low unemployment rates. In September there were 35 states that we considered high unemployment states.

    Full Employment States

    Employment picture continues to improve for most states as 35 U.S. States are at full employment levels.  Full employment levels are defined by Janco Associates and the BLS as having unemployment levels of 4% or less.

    Only three states including the District of Columbia have high unemployment levels.  They are Alaska (6.2%), Mississippi (5.5%), and DC (5.4%).

    High unemployment states October 2019

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    Data Protection Office Job Description Updated

    Data Protection Officer Job Description Updated to Address BREXIT

    Data Protection Officer Job Description updated to meet the requirments of the UK's GDPR for when BREXIT occurs. With Brexit looking likely to take place in the near-term, we have updated the position requirments for the DPO.  Thus , enabling you to prepare for a deal or no-deal Brexit.

    The changes addess all of the issues associated with BREXIT.  If there is no-deal the ramifications are immediated.  If there is a deal then there will be a two adjustment period.  In either case the DPO will be a key player in how an enterprise deals with the mandates of both GDPRs.

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    IT Job Descriptions Need to Be Updated Every 12 months

    IT Job Descritions300 UPDATED Internet and Information Technology Positions Description Available for immediate download

    Full Suite of tools to help manage the HR processes -- includes over 300 Position Descriptions, Job Progression Matrix, Organization Charts, and Employee Termination in electronic checklist form

    IT Job Descriptions updated to reflect latest compliance requirements. The Internet and IT Position Descriptions HandiGuide was just updated and is over 800 pages; which includes sample organization charts, a job progression matrix, and 300 Internet and IT job descriptions. The book addresses all mandated requirements, including the ADA, and is in an easy to use format. If you have ordered this in the past look at the version history to see the changes we have made and consider ordering the update service.

    Each job description is between two (2) to six (6) pages in length and has been created utilizing CSS style sheets. As such they are "out of the box" ready to use with little or no modification other than organization specific customization.

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    Right to Privacy defined by California Law - CaCPA

    Privacy Compliance Policy Released - Right to Privacy defined by California Law CaCPA

    Right to privacy has been defined in two major pieces of legislation – one for the EU (GDPR) and the other in the California Privacy act which will take effect in 2020. Included are:

    • The right to know what personal information is being collected about them.
    • The right to know whether their personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom.
    • The right to say no to the sale of personal information.
    • The right to access their personal information.
    • The right to equal service and price, even if they exercise their privacy rights.

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    Service sector jobs next to be automated

    Service Sector to face mass automation 

    Future automation will not be taking place in the traditional manufacturing sectors that have already felt the brunt of automation, but in regions that have a preponderance of low-skilled jobs. Most susceptible to job losses are people working in food preparation and serving, office or administrative support, and sales. Las Vegas, for example will see a loss of 65% of it jobs. Service sector employment, once the panacea to a fading manufacturing landscape, will the same losses that the blue-collar sector suffered not so long ago.

    Other cities that will see major job losses include: El Paso Texas - 64%, Riverside California - 63%,  Greensboro North Carolinia - 63% and seven others with rates at more than 60%.

    Service Sector Automation

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    Compliance Management critical for most companies

    Chief Compliance Officer Job Description

    IT Job DescriptionsMost Chief Compliance Officers are driving certifications to ISO 27001 grew 81% between 2013 and 2017, based on the official ISO survey, and currently stands at 31,501 certifications issued word-wide.

    Thousands more use the guidance offered by ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 to help them improve and maintain data security.

    Making the move towards certification and getting an independently audited view of your ISMS, has many advantages. The biggest benefit is that it will help you provide the necessary assurance to set your board, shareholders and customers at ease – not to mention giving you a significant boost in terms of regulatory pressures for data protection by design and default.

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