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9 tips for dealing with toxic coworkers

No two people are exactly alike, but people do they do share traits - and those traits aren't always positive. Some prefer drama or negative attention. They are everywhere, including the workplace. They might be on your team or sit in a nearby cubicle. It could be your boss, a vendor, direct report or a coworker. They're combative, critical or nonproductive.

Written by Rich Hein11 Aug. 15 00:05

The midyear state of the IT job market

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, it's time to look at the state of IT hiring for the first half of the year to try and build an accurate hiring plan for the remainder of 2015. To help us better understand the state of IT across the U.S, we spoke with David Foote, chief analyst and research officer with Foote Partners, to get insight into what's going on inside IT organizations.

Written by Rich Hein19 June 15 01:57

How to tell if a company's culture is right for you

CIO has covered almost every aspect of the job-search process from acing the technical interview to getting past applicant tracking systems to networking your way into your next job, but how do you figure out if a company's culture is the right fit before you accept a job offer? We asked recruiters, CIOs and career coaches to share advice to help you decide for yourself if an organization is one you'll flourish in or one you should pass on.

Written by Rich Hein08 April 15 06:44

How DevOps can redefine your IT strategy

People today expect their software to work wherever they are, whether they are using a mobile device or a desktop PC. As a result, IT must respond to these demands quickly. DevOps aims to do just that by allowing organizations to produce and release more high-quality code better and faster.

Written by Rich Hein18 March 15 02:46

Why Improving Emotional IQs Makes for Better IT Leaders

In 1995, author Daniel Goleman released his best-selling book, "Emotional Intelligence." In it he argued that noncognitive skills could be as, or more, important than IQ. Additional research confirmed that people with the highest IQs outperform those with average IQs a only 20 percent of the time.

Written by Rich Hein19 Feb. 15 07:32

8 Key IT Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2015

IT has grown into an entity that touches all parts of the business and organizations must keep pace or get left behind. David Foote, chief analyst and research officer with Foote Partners, makes it his business to stay on top of the technology trends driving organizations. His firm works with more than 2,600 companies monitoring IT skills pay and demand for the IT workforce. CIO.com talked to Foote to discuss the year ahead and what technology leaders need to be on the lookout for.

Written by Rich Hein27 Jan. 15 06:05

9 reasons good employees leave -- and how you can prevent it

The people who work for you are your greatest asset. Treat them as such and they will be more productive and engaged, refer other great workers to your organisation and stay longer. Treat them as a liability and they will be less productive and eventually leave, hurting morale as well as the bottom line.

Written by Rich Hein13 Dec. 14 06:30

Why You Need to Build Career Paths for Nonmanagers

People are motivated by different incentives, both in their personal lives and in their careers. And that holds true for IT professionals and developers as well. You may not dream of being the boss or the CEO, but not because you don't like money or power. In many cases, it's simply because you don't like to rely on other people to get the job done and that is largely what being a manager is about.

Written by Rich Hein02 Dec. 14 03:11

How to Make Yourself a Better Manager

it seems the old adage is true, "people don't leave companies, they leave managers". bad managers undoubtedly cost businesses billions. recent gallup research shows that managers are accountable for a 70 percent variance in employee engagement scores across the different business units. as a result, only 30 percent of u.s. employees are actively engaged. that number sinks to 13 percent internationally.

Written by Rich Hein10 Oct. 14 00:17

How to ensure a smooth IT reorganisation

IT reorganisations are costly both in terms of resources and productivity. To minimise those costs, CIOs and IT leaders should understand the nature of the problems they are looking to solve, have a solid strategy and be sure that business strategy is at the heart of the reorganisation efforts.

Written by Rich Hein10 Sept. 14 23:18

8 Tips to Be a Better Career Negotiator

during a job search and negotiating for salary are often the most critical times where you have to speak up for yourself because no one else will. most of us negotiate all the time outside of work, like when buying a car or a home for example. preparation, confidence and thoughtfulness are all required to build the right negotiating strategy, and the good news is that, like with any skill, the more you do it the better you will get.

Written by Rich Hein25 Aug. 14 23:13

Tips for Measuring and Improving Employee Engagement

Full-time employees spend a large part of their day and the majority of their lives in the workplace, and how they feel about their work is important to them. In a recent Gallup survey, 63 percent of American workers are not engaged in their work, while another 24 percent are "actively disengaged." Disengaged workers are more likely to look for other opportunities, or worse, drag down the productivity of the rest of your team. Gallup estimates that the cost of disengaged workers lies somewhere between $450-$550 billion each year in lost productivity.

Written by Rich Hein31 July 14 23:24

8 Tips for Getting Your IT Career Back on Track

Most of us are trying get ahead in this world, but occasionally we find ourselves in the unenviable career rut. Maybe you realize your current position doesn't align with your long-term goals. Perhaps you received a poor performance review, or were passed over for promotion, and feel like your career has gone off the road.

Written by Rich Hein19 June 14 23:28

How to use social networking to succeed in business

In the current business climate, networking is at the nexus of technology, the customer, and true innovation, and it's about time you put your heart and soul into it. In short, it's time to get on board with social or get left behind.

Written by Rich Hein04 June 14 16:15

How to Prepare for Tough Interview Questions

We spoke with industry experts to get the advice that will help you craft better answers to what are some of the most common, and difficult, interview questions.

Written by Rich Hein08 May 14 23:54

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