• U.S. IT Sector Delivers Double Dose of Good News

    U.S. IT Sector Delivers Double Dose of Good News

    Two new reports just released by technology industry association CompTIA indicate continued positive momentum for the U.S. information technology (IT) sector. The sector posted another reasonably solid month of employment in October, growing by an estimated 4,700 new jobs, according to CompTIA’s analysis of today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) “Employment Situation” report. (#JobsReport) Meanwhile,
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  • Use of AI in Human Resources Growing

    Use of AI in Human Resources Growing

    As robotics and automation become key drivers of the new economy, a new paper by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) reveals that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) has already found its way into human resources (HR) departments, a trend that is expected to further grow in the coming years. “The future is here
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  • Do You Get Enough Sleep to be a Productive Employee – Probably Not!

    Do You Get Enough Sleep to be a Productive Employee – Probably Not!

    With daylight saving time officially coming to an end in the US on Sunday, November 5, it may be time for working Americans to take advantage of that extra hour of sleep. According to a new survey from Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing job sites, three in four (74 percent) full
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  • 5 Reasons Why Working Remotely Makes Sense

    5 Reasons Why Working Remotely Makes Sense

    Global Workplace Analytics’ states that, “50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency.” Additionally, “75% of employees who work from home earn over $65,000 per year, putting them in the upper 80th percentile of all employees, home
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  • Reference Checking – What You Really Need to Know

    Reference Checking – What You Really Need to Know

    Are you searching for your next position? While the need for a good job reference should be a “given”, many candidates take little time or effort to assure that their references are portraying them in the best possible light.  Frequently, this oversight occurs because of incorrect assumptions about how references (and reference checking) work. How do employers conduct
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  • Build Trust through Communication to Create Your Team

    Build Trust through Communication to Create Your Team

    Create a Culture Supportive of IT Teams Identifying and keeping great staff and members of your team, and making sure they stay on with the organization, is one of the most difficult challenges any manager will face. Even more daunting for IT and service desk managers is that they often face two obstacles related to
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  • Tech Hiring – Odds Stacked Against Employers

    Tech Hiring – Odds Stacked Against Employers

    The tech sector has long been called a job-seekers market, and while it bodes well for IT workers, the odds are often stacked against employers. In a new survey from Robert Half Technology, CIOs offered insights on today’s hiring difficulties. The most common barrier to landing the best candidates is not being able to meet
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  • Technology Career – a New Space for Support and Advocacy

    Technology Career – a New Space for Support and Advocacy

    A new avenue for finding the perfect technology career became available today when CompTIA today formally launched the Association of Information Technology Professionals (CompTIA AITP) as a member support and advocacy organization that will attract and develop the workforce that will shape the 21st Century economy. “America’s Tech workforce is a national asset, and we need it
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