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  • CIOs don't like dealing with personnel and skills issues

    Managing IT staff and their skills is a key part of a CIO's role, but that doesn’t mean they enjoy doing it. Gartner's latest survey reveals this is one of the top “hates” for CIOs in their job.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett07 Oct. 15 11:23
  • 9 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated and Productive During the Holidays

    Keeping morale and productivity high during the holiday season (between Thanksgiving and just after New Year's) can be tough. The pull (and stress) of family and holiday shopping can cause workers to be distracted, or lose interest. As can going to work while their coworkers take vacation days.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff03 Dec. 14 02:44
  • How to Build a Culture of Learning (and Why You Need to)

    Change in the IT industry happens at a breakneck pace, and organizations that aren't fostering a "culture of learning" will be left behind. To survive and even flourish, CIO and other business leaders must create a culture of learning, which means embracing new information and innovations and leveraging those into a pipeline of talent, thus creating a competitive advantage.

    Written by Sharon Florentine05 Nov. 14 02:02
  • Lack of Parental Leave Drives Employee Turnover

    most organizations quote cost as the major objection to offering paid parental leave, but it's a "straw man" argument according to studies that prove not having such programs and policies in place is the real budget buster. multiple studies have shown that companies that adopt parental leave policies and flexible work options for parents have higher employee engagement and retention; higher employee productivity and a lower rates of absenteeism. for companies looking to retain their talent, policies that allow for work-life balance are critical to the bottom line.

    Written by Sharon Florentine30 Oct. 14 07:11
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  • 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 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
  • 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
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  • How to use culture interviews to build a better team

    Determining how well a job candidate will mesh with an existing team's culture is one of the great challenges businesses face when recruiting and hiring talent. Some organizations, like Pinterest and customer experience software provider SPLICE software, address the issue by performing "culture interviews" to ensure their hires' strengths and attributes will positively impact team dynamics.

    Written by Sharon Florentine13 Aug. 15 23:55
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 ways to support working parents

    There's good news for working parents and their employers -- it turns out, having kids makes some parents more productive, which can be a boon to a business' bottom line. And those organizations that go above and beyond in supporting working parents also benefit from a more loyal, engaged and happy workforce.

    Written by Sharon Florentine05 Aug. 15 00:19

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  • 7 simple ways to motivate your team

    This whitepaper looks at the 7 factors managers and team leaders should know to motivate their team, increasing overall productivity and providing incentives to keep staff focused on achieving business goals.

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