3 Ways to Setup Your IT Department for Success

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It can be argued that the IT landscape changes faster than any other segment of the business today. Innovations and advancements occur at a lightening pace, and IT leaders have to keep one eye on the present, and one eye on the future. There is no crystal ball to look into and determine exactly what… Read more »

The War for IT Talent: What We Can Learn From The Olympics

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If you have recently participated in watching the swimming events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, you may find yourself in awe of how incredibly competitive it is.  After all, it’s the Olympics and the best athletes in the world have earned their way. To get there, each athlete had to go… Read more »

Landing IT Rockstars: The Strategic Method to Finding The Best Talent

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The IT skills gap is very real, and very vexing to hiring managers across the country. Despite an unemployment rate of seven percent, the unemployment rate in technology hovers right around three percent.  When IT positions go unfilled, or when they are filled with the wrong people, the effects are felt across the organization. According… Read more »

Contract Workers are the Future of Tech

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IT Contractors have become the new normal, and with on-demand services like Uber on the rise, contractors have gotten a lot of ink in the press lately. However, technology firms have been leading the charge when it comes to contract labor. In fact, it might surprise you to learn that Microsoft employs nearly two-thirds as… Read more »

How to Be a Successful IT Leader

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Exceptional IT leaders know that the job is about more than just hitting your goals. True success is about balancing your objectives and company goals against the needs of your team, and you must do it under the constraints of available company resources.  Leading an IT team was quite different a decade ago. Today, technology… Read more »

7 Things That Keep CIOs Up At Night

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CIOs are under immense pressure in today’s complex environments. What are the things keeping tech leaders up at night? According to a recent study of CIOs by Sungard Availability Services (SAS) the seven most pressing issues are: External Data Security Threats Security threats are the number one worry of technology leaders, according to the SAS… Read more »

3 IT Staffing Trends You Need to Know in 2016

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There are many reasons why businesses choose to partner with recruiting firms when it comes to technology staffing. Today’s market is competitive, and the right partnership can help close the skill gap, improve long-term retention and reduce costs. However, success is only possible if you choose the right firm, which can be difficult given the… Read more »

6 Tips for Hiring a Rockstar Project Manager

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A great project manager can mean the difference between a successful launch and an abject failure, but why settle for just a “great” project manager? A true rockstar can deliver ROI, ensuring profitability of projects of every size and scope. Many hiring managers seek out PMs with extensive technical knowledge, which is critical for success,… Read more »

Tips For Inspiring Your Team To Ask The Right Questions

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  According to leadership expert Hal Gregersen’s book The Innovator’s DNA, questions are a necessary, practical tool to inspire new ideas, solve problems, and gain new perspectives. That seems logical enough, but drawing questions out of a team can often be easier said than done. Gregersen developed a method known as “Catalytic Questioning” designed to… Read more »

March Madness and Recruiting: There Are More Similarities Than You Think

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Selection Sunday is a Sunday in March where 64 collegiate basketball teams are selected to participate in the NCAA tournament. This day has evolved into major sports day in our country. In the twilight of a Sunday evening, a tournament seeding bracket is created, placing all selected teams – a process known as “Bracketology.” Beginning… Read more »