• Challenges Ahead on UK Information Technology Hiring Front

    Challenges Ahead on UK Information Technology Hiring Front

    Information technology (IT) industry executives in the United Kingdom see another year of challenges ahead on the technology hiring front, according to research from technology industry trade association CompTIA. About one-third of UK tech executives surveyed by CompTIA think 2018 will be moderately more challenging than 2017 when it comes to recruiting new technology workers.
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  • Starting Salary Packages – Are they Really Negotiable?

    Starting Salary Packages – Are they Really Negotiable?

    Are you considering changing jobs in 2018? A new study shows that if you are Male and aged 18-34, you are far more likely to try and negotiate  better starting salary packages. While many job postings say that salary is negotiable, the majority of applicants make no effort to secure a better package. According to
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  • 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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