Managing Millennial Talent

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There has been a lot of thought and ink spent trying to define the millennial generation. And while a consensus has yet to be reached, one thing is certain – millennials in the workforce are different than every generation that preceded them. As a result, they require a different style of management if you hope… Read more »

The Negative Impact of Micromanagement in the IT Industry

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Whether consciously or not, you’ve developed a management style you believe empowers your team to be productive, efficient, collaborative, and innovative. But what if instead of furthering those goals your management style was actually holding all of them back? It’s a troubling thought, but if you are known as a micromanager, it’s likely a reality…. Read more »

What to Listen for in an IT Candidate’s Elevator Pitch

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These days, a lot of the most productive IT recruiting happens outside of traditional recruiting channels. Specialized events like hackathons, coding competitions, robotics meets, and industry conferences are great places to learn about and engage with the most promising talent out there. Since these settings are informal, however, you end up getting brief elevator pitches… Read more »

What Can You Learn From an Exit Interview?

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An employee’s tenure at your company should start and end with the same feature – an interview. You use the initial interview to determine if they’re a good fit for the job. You use the exit interview to find out why they’re leaving. It is tempting to dismiss the exit interview, especially as it adds… Read more »

Is Contract Staffing Right for Your Company?

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Do you have a gap in your workforce? Are you anticipating a period of growth in the near future? Do you need to replace an ineffective team member? If you answered yes to any of these questions, contract staffing could be a more viable option than bringing on full- or part-time staff. Ask yourself the… Read more »

Prevent Burnout on Your Team

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There is a big difference between having a bad day at work and getting burned out. When you have a bad day, the solution is usually to eat a good meal, relax, and get a full night of sleep. When you’re burned out, the solution is usually to quit the company quickly and compulsively and… Read more »

Why is Hiring Getting Harder for Employers?

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Hiring has never been easy, but the particular challenges that HR departments face constantly change with the times. Many employers are having historic difficulties meeting staffing challenges right now, creating issues that ripple throughout an organization. The first step to overcoming this persistent obstacle is to understand just what’s making hiring so hard right now…. Read more »

The Biggest IT Hiring Challenges of 2016

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  You may not need to add tech staff right now, but it’s almost certain that you will at some point during 2016. Understanding the job market at present and the hiring challenges faced by enterprises like yours can help you make the most of your inevitable recruiting process. This is what you need to… Read more »

Top IT Predictions for 2016

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Making the most of IT is all about staying ahead of the wave of change, not scrambling to respond to it once it’s already made an impact. With that imperative in mind, we have put together this list of some of the top IT predictions for 2016: Automated Authorship – Advancements in automation and machine… Read more »