Thread regarding Verizon Communications Inc. layoffs

My VP keeps spouting off on talent transformation in IT. Has anyone seen this or know what it means?

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Talent transformed into customers

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Post ID: @10464tgX-jbwd

On Network side "Talent Transformation" meant get a current industry certification or be on the list of those most likely to be cut.

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Post ID: @10464tgX-gmic

I understand this same VP was a player in the InfoSys deal as well. And this same VP is still here. smh The worker bees always pay the price.

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Post ID: @10464tgX-1qes

@jzm

Does not look like that is the case. The program is at least 1.5 years behind schedule and I think it will move out more. The think that is running well is the SAP billing to VZ 😂

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Post ID: @10464tgX-1uiw

@10464tgX-1jzm oh god. Those SAP consultants that SAP got from various consultancies were a disaster. Hope someone can manage them better this time around

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Post ID: @10464tgX-1qdv

@10464tgX-1mqm

SAP

All new platforms they will manage
We will just do data migration and interface work

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Post ID: @10464tgX-1jzm

@10464tgX-1vgj What company is doing this? sap managed services?

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Post ID: @10464tgX-1mqm

xsk, cannot post identifiers here (names, initials- all gets nuked by web admins).

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Post ID: @10464tgX-1kbn

Ah LA thank you.
That would explain the results (lack of)

And not sure on outsourcing. Heard she pushed the sap outsourcing managed services and that is well behind schedule and costs a mint

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Post ID: @10464tgX-1vgj

Code for getting rid of older/higher paid employees. No matter how gung ho those people are to reskill, they will be told they aren’t measuring up.

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Post ID: @10464tgX-1dvd

Part of the idea is not to trap employees in a legacy skill for as long as the business needs them and then dump them on the job market. It also recognizes the value of institutional knowledge.

Doesn't sound like them? A little late? Perhaps. They jury is out if these are lessons learned or just VP puffery.

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Post ID: @10464tgX-hts

I have not heard much of this who is leading this effort in IT?

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Post ID: @10464tgX-xsk

My experience has been different. Executives think anyone can develop and code. So they dont care to pay top dollar for any talent. Also man in the company are not motivated to learn new things(after the VSP this percentage has increased)

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Post ID: @10464tgX-chu

Just a smoke show / talk track. Leadership talks the talk, but doesn't have a clue how to walk the walk or to take the steps to make it a reality. IT leadership has realized they lost a great deal of talent / knowledge with VSP. They don't want to pay market rate for "top talent", so they're looking to invest in current employees and retain them and improve them for cheap as they're "our most important asset".

We had it shoved down our throats over and over that it was very important, but then when asked where we'll find the time now while we're covering for folks that took VSP, we're told we have to do it on our own time in addition to all the OT and off hours support we do.

But hey, my advice, utilize the training to become 'top talent' and use it as an escape route to something better.

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Post ID: @10464tgX-bgf

IT executives look at the software skills as the only thing that is necessary. They don’t place any value in IT on business or system knowledge. That is why they will continue to struggle on transforming anything. They will continue to build stove pipe systems that take more and more people to support.

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Post ID: @10464tgX-zbf

I was told one goal is right the wrongs of the current leadership where you had to all be alike in every way. That is good. However to right that wrong we have many directors and some new VPs who do not know IT. And that results in pure leadership and decisions

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Post ID: @10464tgX-nrk

They’ve been yapping about that for years and people who went above their current skills and job requirements and got certified in multiple areas such as devops, aws, tableau, etc were shipped off anyway while yes people who do nothing were kept.

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Post ID: @10464tgX-aat

Probably a reference to the new learning portal. However, IT resources will continue to be outsourced into the future, so it won't matter how you transform yourself.

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