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7 ways creating an IT team is like building a winning NFL team

Building a successful team goes beyond hiring charismatic leaders. You need to balance strengths and weaknesses at the board room table. Kathy Harris, managing director of Harris Allied, a firms that provides executive search services, likens it to the "charismatic leaders" in the NFL. She noticed the similarities between a winning NFL team and IT team by watching her brother-in-law Franco Harris, former NFL player and Pro Football Hall of Famer, get recruited.

Written by Sarah K. White12 Aug. 15 23:26

What is holacracy and why does it work for Zappos?

Zappos made headlines in 2013 when it announced plans to transition to holacracy -- a management-free corporate structure. One of the biggest motivating factors behind Zappos' decision to restructure isn't that different from what plenty of other well-established companies are seeking: cultivating a startup culture.

Written by Sarah K. White05 Aug. 15 23:31

Electric cars: Their past, present and future

Spotting a fancy new Tesla on the road might seem novel, but electric cars are nothing new. And, of course, hybrids like the Prius dot the highways. But the emergence of electric cars dates back further than you think. The first ones go back as far as 1880, and they were common into the early 20th century.

Written by Sarah K. White01 Aug. 15 00:17

Why enterprises are embracing rogue IT

Rogue IT, a term used to describe something as commonplace as an employee bringing a smartphone to work or using a cloud-based service to back up files, exists for many reasons. Sometimes it's because the software offered by a company doesn't offer enough features -- maybe an employee can't send an attachment to a client so they turn to Gmail or Dropbox. Other times, it's simply a result of technology's place in our everyday lives -- most people don't think twice about using their smartphone on the company Wi-Fi.

Written by Sarah K. White31 July 15 06:16

7 social media mistakes job seekers must avoid

Social media can be a fun part of your day. You get to interact with friends, family and strangers -- and maybe if you're lucky, get a retweet from your favorite celebrity. But as much as you may like to put yourself out there, it can be easy to forget that your public social media accounts are just that: public.

Written by Sarah K. White24 July 15 00:15

6 tips for re-entering the workforce and competing with millennials

According to a study from The Hartford, 55 percent of Gen X workers, typically aged 32 to 46, feel their generation is ignored in the workplace, and 70 percent say that millennials, generally aged 18 to 31, are given too much attention.

Written by Sarah K. White21 July 15 00:35

Healthcare needs more IT security pros -- stat

The healthcare industry is in need of IT security experts to help manage the fast-paced growth of technology in the field. With the implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records (EHR), data analytics, wearables, and health-monitoring devices, healthcare facilities are scrambling to catch up with the demand for staff to manage and support these technological advances.

Written by Sarah K. White09 July 15 00:46

How to get the job when you're overqualified

Most job-seekers worry about being under-qualified for a position, but what if you're overqualified? You may decide to apply for jobs for which you are overqualified for a variety of reasons. You might be looking for a change of pace, you might want to get more hands-on experience with new technology, you could be looking to spend more time with family or you may want to pursue a new degree. Oftentimes, it's because people have climbed the corporate ladder and are looking to step out of the corporate rat race, according to Jon Mazzocchi, managing director at WinterWyman.

Written by Sarah K. White02 July 15 00:55

How Twitter can help you recruit tech talent

Twitter conjures up images of funny celebrity tweets and corporate PR gaffes rather than job searching and recruiting. However, there is an emerging pool of job candidates on Twitter. In fact, 45 percent of job seekers report that they use Twitter, compared to 40 percent who use LinkedIn, according to 2014 research from JobVite. The same research also points to an increased interest in Twitter for recruitment, with 73 percent of companies reporting a focus on increasing social network recruitment.

Written by Sarah K. White25 June 15 23:51

In Pictures: 15 screen-sharing apps for easy collaboration

Need to hold a virtual meeting complete with screen sharing? Or maybe you just need to remotely access a colleague’s computer to help him with a quick fix. Here are 15 ways to get the job done -- for free.

Written by Sarah K. White23 June 15 08:24

Find your next job with the Tinder-like Switch app

It seems every new app is quickly hailed as the Uber, Spotify, or Netflix of some other industry. But with Switch, it really is the Tinder of job searching -- right down to swiping left and right to indicate your mutual interest. However, instead of swiping on potential suitors, you'll swipe left or right on potential jobs. And employers will do the same to you.

Written by Sarah K. White11 June 15 01:18

How Glassdoor's reviews help you find your dream job

People love reviews. Just look at Amazon, TripAdvisor or Yelp. And now, the public's growing desire for reviews has extended to the job search, as evidenced by Glassdoor's steady rise in popularity since its launch in 2008.

Written by Sarah K. White05 June 15 00:15
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