Network is Out, Building a Community is In

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When it comes to moving your career forward, networking has been touted as the primary must-do. While networking is certainly helpful, many people struggle with the concept, feeling that the blatant pursuit of professional contacts is somewhat inauthentic. However, trying to navigate a career path without a strong sounding board or support can be a… Read more »

How AI Will Personalize Our Workday

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is effectively taking the business world by storm. While much of the focus is on how it can handle a variety of tasks, removing the need for a person to manage duties that are repetitive in nature, AI will also create opportunities on another level. AI has the ability to personalize an… Read more »

Why Tech Pros Need Positive Work-Life Balance

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Work-life balance is a goal that many tech professionals struggle to realize.  IT jobs are incredibly stressful, and most tech teams are stretched well beyond their limits. Fewer people in the corporate world log more hours than IT teams.  However, achieving strong work-life balance is important for managing stress and hedging against burnout. Why Work-Life… Read more »

4 Ways Your Hiring Strategy Must Shift Strategically This Year

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How are your strategic tech hiring goals coming along for the new year?  We’re still in the early months of the calendar, but if one of your company’s goals was to improve hiring, it’s time to take a close look at your strategy. Here are four ways that your strategy should shift this year if… Read more »

Where Does Blockchain Fit Into Business?

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Unless you’ve been asleep for the last few years, you’ve likely been following headlines on blockchain. While some people have been quick to write off blockchain as a fad with no real legs, advancements in blockchain technology are steadily making their way into mainstream business.  It’s important for tech leaders to keep an eye on… Read more »

Where is the Tech Industry Headed in 2018?

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Now that 2017 is behind us, it’s a good time to take a look at some of the major trends we saw in the past year and how those trends will shape the tech landscape in 2018.  These are some of the most important trends you should keep an eye on as we head into… Read more »

4 Ways to Eliminate Burnout on Your Team in the New Year

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Tech professionals are always at risk of burning out due to the high-pressure nature of the work. More than any other department in a typical organization, it is your IT team that works late, receives calls after hours, has their vacations interrupted and never quite “checks out” when they leave the office. Burnout leads to… Read more »

The Most In-Demand Tech Skills to Hire for in 2018

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When it comes to technology and your business, if you’re not ahead of hiring trends, you’re not competitive. If you want to connect with people who have the skills your business needs to thrive, you have to strategically plan now for the year ahead. These are the tech skills you’ll want to hire for in… Read more »

The Hard and Soft Skills Your Next Tech Support Hire Needs

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When you’re hiring for tech support, you have a delicate balance in front of you. Support agents need to have the right mix of hard and soft skills – they must know what they are talking about from a technical standpoint, but they must also be able to communicate well and empathize with people who… Read more »

How to Best Utilize Your End-of-Year Tech Hiring Budget

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As companies begin to review their expenditures from 2017, it isn’t uncommon to discover that there are still funds available. Since many businesses work diligently to ensure that their hiring budgets don’t run dry during the year, an end-of-year surplus is often a result, and it creates a unique opportunity to accomplish a variety of… Read more »