||Oracle Tips by Burleson
Many IT organizations require their staff to
become certified in their professional fields and to remain current
with certification levels. Specific certification programs that are
required of an employee, such as the Microsoft Certified Systems
Engineer (MCSE) and Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) programs,
should be clearly outlined in company documents.
Memberships in professional associations
such as the Data Management Association (DAMA) and International
Oracle Users Group (IOUG) should be greatly encouraged with
membership fee reimbursement offered to the employees. If the
employees are willing to put their time into these associations,
management should help as much as possible.
Some IT organizations view vendor
conferences as perquisites. Some conferences happen to take place in
nice cities, but that’s not the point. Most computer professionals
would attend regardless. Any IT organization that does not stay in
touch with the latest technologies and features will only end up
hurting itself in missed opportunities for increased productivity,
efficiency, cost-reduction, and process improvements.
The above book excerpt is from:
Firing Computer Professionals
manager Guide for Terminating "With Cause"