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If you have highly talented employees, there is always the risk that they will find a better offer with another company, resulting in the loss of one of your top performers. Many employers seek to proactively avoid this by incentivizing their best workers. But retaining talent is more than just attractive incentives and benefits. You… Read more »

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In the IT industry, 60-hour workweeks and bringing work home are not uncommon occurrences. In fact, many IT workers are hyper-dedicated to their jobs — but just like any employee, they need to take some time off once in a while. A healthy work-life balance is essential for maintaining enthusiasm and productivity, and avoiding burnout, stress,… Read more »

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The whole point of the job search process is to receive a job offer — so when you finally get one, it’s a natural impulse to accept. But should you say yes right away and sign on the dotted line, before the employer can change their minds? Not necessarily. It can actually benefit you and… Read more »

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When it comes to IT and networking, mistakes are bound to happen. Keeping serious errors limited to a sandbox environment would be great. But in the real world, problems tend to arise during business operations when they can impact your organization — and your job. The best way for IT pros to avoid big, costly,… Read more »

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There are as many different leadership styles as there are leaders, which means there is no single definition for an exceptional leader. In general, great leaders are able to strike a balance between objectives and the needs of their teams, and do things that might not be good for them but are in the best… Read more »