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Ideally, you’d want all of your employees to have a clear understanding of their responsibilities, the resources they need to accomplish tasks, and the drive and motivation to perform to expectations. But every manager knows this isn’t always the case — and you must be able to deal with workplace performance issues. Poor performance typically… Read more »

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For recent graduates and anyone entering a new IT field, it’s important to know what it takes to get hired — and what you need is more than technical skills. CIOs (Chief Information Officers) looking to add to their IT teams want candidates who are not just technically competent, but also have a good grasp… Read more »

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  Deciding whether or not to accept a job offer is a dilemma many IT professionals face at some point in their careers. If the position in question isn’t your dream job, will you end up stuck in a role bad for your career growth? On the other hand, what if a truly inspiring position… Read more »

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  One constant in the technology world is its constant and rapid rate of change. New job roles grow in popularity and demand on a yearly basis, while other positions wane in their overall importance. Keeping a finger on the pulse of these changes is vital whether you are an IT manager formulating an annual… Read more »

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  Downtime – no matter the cause – is the bane of any business, and IT companies aren’t immune to its adverse effects. Quantifying the costs of downtime is vital for technology managers looking for additional ammo when trying to get infrastructure projects approved by their executive team. Those corner office denizens tend to be… Read more »

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  Referrals from their current employees remain a great way for any technology company to handle a staffing issue. If this is the case at your office, it also provides a chance for you to earn some extra cash, assuming your company offers referral bonuses. All three parties can benefit from this transaction – employer,… Read more »

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  Parsing through a large number of résumés lets you build a list of quality candidates for your company’s open tech position, but the view of each person on that queue remains incomplete. The interviewing process offers the best chance to find out what makes these IT professionals tick. Considering the costs involved when hiring… Read more »

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The modern IT world thrives in an office where communication flows freely and collaboration is the order of the day. On the other hand, when one of your co-workers is condescending and egotistical, it can become difficult to keep everyone working together as one team. Ultimately, their poor attitude needn’t hamper your own productivity. With… Read more »

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As a technology manager, you truly understand the challenging nature of the IT industry. Sometimes job stress makes it difficult to keep a friendly disposition when dealing with the team at your office. Ultimately, being a likeable leader offers many distinct advantages in addition to improved team morale. Let’s take a closer look at how… Read more »

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In the technology world, meetings are simply part of office life. If your organization follows the principles of Agile and/or DevOps, you probably are required to attend them on a daily basis – maybe even more than one! While communication and collaboration remain a vital aspect of the modern IT life, how do you ensure… Read more »