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  • When to outsource tech training for employees

    Whether the goal is to attract new talent, retain highly qualified employees or develop an internal path to leadership, companies looking to create educational or coaching programs can either go it alone or, like most business processes these days, outsource part or all of the training function to a third-party.

    Written by Kacy Zurkus22 July 15 23:31
  • 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
  • CIOs share their secrets to unplugging on vacation

    Reconfiguring infrastructures, transitioning to the cloud and cross-training staff are some measures that CIOs and other tech executives have taken to reduce stress in the IT department and improve the business in general.

    Written by Kacy Zurkus23 June 15 01:11
  • 5 ways to find and keep customer-focused IT pros

    In order to stay competitive in today's marketplace, IT organizations not only need to hire digitally focused employees such as data scientists, developers and innovation experts, they also need to evolve the mindset and structure of their IT groups. IT departments can do this by changing their old image of inward-facing order-takers to one of outward-focused collaborators who interact directly with internal and external customers.

    Written by Lauren Brousell02 June 15 01:36
  • 13 insider tips for acing your job interview

    If you're an IT pro, chances the job interview is at -- or very near -- the top of your list of personal hells. Why not? Tech job interviews can be grueling experiences, rife with esoteric puzzles, uncomfortable pauses, landmine questions, and the aching underlying feeling that maybe you don't belong.

    Written by Steven A. Lowe02 Dec. 14 05:24
  • 6 Ways to Nail the Job Interview

    When Doug Mitchell took over as CEO of direct-sales company Argenta Field Solutions in 2011, he noticed something surprising. He noticed that most Gen-Y candidates, though tech savvy and digitally plugged-in, didn't seem to have a clue about how to dress for, prepare for or conduct themselves in an interview, making his job and the job of his hiring managers difficult.

    Written by Sharon Florentine20 Nov. 14 03:58
  • How to Help Millennials Prepare to Be Successful Leaders

    As millennials continue to grow as the largest generation in the workforce, they will move into leadership roles in ways that are much different than generations before them – that is, without the prerequisites of certain job titles or number of years of experience.

    Written by Lauren Brousell05 Nov. 14 05:27
  • 6 Ways to Attract and Retain Female IT Talent

    Women are good for business. While there's no magic formula businesses can use to shrink the (still abysmal) gender gap in technology, there are some concrete steps you can take to recruit, hire and retain female tech talent.

    Written by Sharon Florentine31 Oct. 14 23:56
  • 6 Ways to Maximize Your IT Training Budget

    Although the economy is picking up ever so slightly, IT departments remain on the lookout for ways to do more with less -- fewer people, fewer resources, less money. That's why learning how to stretch the training budget as far as possible can pay significant dividends. This is true both for those organizations seeking to develop employee skills and knowledge for the least expenditure, and for employees looking to improve and enhance their career potential and longevity.

    Written by Ed Tittel30 Oct. 14 00:20
  • How to Keep Morale High After a Layoff

    Corporate restructuring and layoffs are an unfortunate, but inevitable, part of today's business climate. Keeping your remaining employees engaged, motivated and productive after a restructuring requires managers to be proactive, honest and consistent or risk alienating and losing even more key talent.

    Written by Sharon Florentine08 Oct. 14 00:14
  • How CIOs Can Learn to Be Better Presenters

    With their executive power under fire, CIOs need to step out from behind their desks and take a more prominent and visible role both inside and outside their companies.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige12 Sept. 14 05:20
  • How to Motivate Your IT Team After a Setback

    It can be difficult enough to manage and motivate your teams when things are going well, but keeping morale high and people productive is even tougher if you've suffered a setback -- a failed project, layoffs, losing a major client -- or if personal issue are affecting a member of your team.

    Written by Sharon Florentine13 Aug. 14 23:27
  • How to Work Seamlessly Across Multiple Devices

    Employees who used to burn the midnight oil at the office now get to do so from the comforts of home, thanks to the proliferation of personal laptops, tablets and smartphones. Getting files to appear on and sync with multiple devices can be challenging, but a little bit of advanced planning can go a long way.

    Written by Paul Mah19 March 14 12:57
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