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 »

Six Hot IT Skill Sets For 2016

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Few sectors of today’s economy have experienced the breakneck pace of change seen in technology. While information technology leaders were once tasked with keeping utility functions up and running, IT has now become a critical driver of business success. Here are six hot tech skill sets that will put your team ahead of the competition… Read more »

5 Fresh Interview Questions That Identify the Best IT Candidates

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Companies sometimes use creative questions like “How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?” (an actual question in a Google interview) to identify top talent. Fortunately, qualified candidates can breathe a sigh of relief, as more and more companies are moving away from these mind-bending interview questions. Nevertheless, some creativity is needed to… Read more »