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The days of the technology office being a competitive environment filled with the “lone wolf” programmer are over. In its place is a more collaborative workplace ushered in by Agile and DevOps movements. As such, supporting the success of your co-workers is the new rule – not professional jealousy. With a career absent of resentment… Read more »

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In a technology industry suffering from an acute talent storage, companies regularly compete over the best candidates; hoping they are able to successfully make that final hire. Beginning an important hiring process without the proper planning is no way to ensure your organization builds the best possible team. A measured and deliberate approach remains the… Read more »

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There’s no denying the inroads artificial intelligence (AI) is making in the business world across many different industries. Machine learning offers a way for companies to wean actionable information out of nearly any collection of data. Did you know that AI is also helping organizations find biases within their hiring process? In a technology industry… Read more »

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The growth of social networking, eCommerce, and the Internet of Things continues to require tech firms to focus on securing their technical infrastructure. The scourge of hackers and other cybercriminals puts users’ web-based activities at risk. Because of this cold, hard truth, the demand for skilled and experienced IT security professionals has never been greater…. Read more »

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Striving to hire a diverse technology workplace is only part of the equation when it comes to building a positive company culture. Making sure bias – even unconscious ones – don’t adversely impact your office is also highly important. These prejudices can include race, sex, as well as shy people or those overtly expressing an… Read more »

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The advent of mobile technology and to a lesser extent, social media, lets you maintain a connection to rest of the world on a 24/7 basis. You are also able stay tethered to your technology job. This promise of an always-connected workforce is one of the reasons many companies now embrace a Cloud-based service model… Read more »

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The continued growth of Cloud Computing has led to many related innovations in the IT world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a notable example; affecting the home, business, or even an industrial site. However, will the tech businesses aiming at this new market find the talented professionals able to bring their ideas to fruition?… Read more »

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In an increasingly competitive technology job market, retention plays a big role in the ultimate success of most organizations. The time and resources spent on the hiring process – costs ranging from $20,000 to 40,000 per hire – place the onus on keeping your IT talent inspired and professionally satisfied. Developing – and maintaining –… Read more »

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After a successful interview, it is important to get feedback from the candidate as soon as possible. Having them contact you gives them a chance to display a measure of excitement for your open position. If they send you a thank-you note – most professional interviewees do make the effort to follow up – it… Read more »

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The advances in automation and robotic technology strike fear in the hearts of many workers who wonder if they are soon to be replaced by a cybernetic new hire. Well, the days of robotic IT talent are years if not decades away, but that doesn’t mean forward-looking organizations needn’t plan for this future. Automation today… Read more »