How do you make an IT Staff selection, when the average twelve-year old knows more about IT than you do? You could do what several firms have done – you could ask Logical Developments to participate in the evaluation process. A funny story is associated with the first time we did this, in 1996. The conversation went something like this… The CFO asked, “I’d like you to provide technical questions I can ask the candidates to judge their knowledge”. Our response was, “How will you know the answer is right?” He smiled, “Because, you’ll give me the answers!” Then we had to explain that this business is not multiple-choice, but more like a math problem. Getting the right answer awards you part of the score, but more important is the logic demonstrated in arriving at the answer. It is the journey not the destination.
Since then we have executed several management consulting projects to help locate new IT department managers and staff and also worked with IT departments in the interim to deal with some of the new projects and directions they are taking, such as a migration to NT and Windows desktops, implementing Help Desks for the organization’s users and designing email systems. Clients have extended from Western United States to the Yukon.