A top White House official told House lawmakers this week that the replacement of U.S. workers by H-1B visa holders is troubling and not supposed to happen. But it is hard to tell whether the administration will do anything about it. The signals are mixed.
Sure, video killed the radio star, but the technology is breathing new life into inefficient, time-consuming and stale recruiting practices and allowing organizations to cut time-to-hire while increasing talent quality.
Benefits are an important part of any IT worker's compensation package, and while the 2015 Computerworld IT Salary Survey revealed that base salaries have risen over the last year, more and more organizations have eliminated at least some benefits from their compensation packages.
The millennial generation is starting to flood the IT workforce. This new generation of talent brings with it radically different expectations about the nature of work; how, when and where it's done; and how organizations can leverage technology to best support professional and personal needs. Businesses must make some dramatic changes to their workforce strategies if they're to meet those differing expectations, cope with the rapid pace of technological advancement and compete effectively in the digital era.
A new partnership between IT MOOC platform Cybrary and Women in Technology (WIT), a professional organization for women in the technology field, aims to address two major challenges faced by IT organizations today: a shortage of cybersecurity professionals and a lack of women in technology.
Demand for mission-critical IT projects is increasing as the economy improves, but the supply of resources available to handle those demands isn't keeping pace, according to the recent annual Project and Portfolio Management Landscape survey conducted by Innotas, a cloud portfolio management (PPM) solutions provider.
The good news is that more businesses are planning to boost their IT hiring in 2015. The bad news? Many are struggling to find talent to fill vacant or newly created roles, especially for software developers and data analytics pros, according to a recent survey from HackerRank, which matches IT talent with hiring companies using custom coding challenges.
There's no good reason your age should hinder your job search. But that doesn't change the very real perception, especially in the IT industry, that age is an impediment to innovation, efficiency and, ultimately, success. While you can't do much to change the widespread unconscious biases against older workers, you can take steps to mitigate their impact on your own job search.
David Thorburn-Gundlach's resume might as well have been covered by a cloak of invisibility, at least as far as recruiters and hiring managers were concerned. Though the nine-page document included a wealth of technical skills, knowledge and facts, it wasn't doing him any favors. In fact, it was hiding his true value to potential employers.