IT Workforce Planning

Wednesday, December 11

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Career Voyage

Nicole West
IT Supervisor, Hennepin County

Industry experts predict a widespread shortage of IT workers in the next 3-5 years due to high numbers of retirement. Over the past three years, Hennepin County established workforce strategy and planning as a top priority as part of our commitment to the county’s core value of workforce development.

This session covers the project approach and implementation of the new IT job classes at Hennepin County. We will take an in-depth looking at a repeatable process that was used to create new job descriptions, aligning with the market compensation, partnership with HR and implementation plan.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the process that Hennepin County used to collect job description information.
  2. Learn how it was implemented throughout the IT Community at Hennepin County.
  3. Take back a repeatable process and apply it within your own organization.

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Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central