According to a survey of 500 IT professionals, 69 percent of tech pros search for new jobs because they want to advance their tech skills. This is an enlightening statistic, implying that organizations who are recruiting top tech talent should focus on selling the opportunity to learn new languages or tools, work with cutting edge technologies or collaborate on unique technical projects. […]
Regardless of where you call home, the tech industry remains a strong field in which to build a career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics pegs tech unemployment at just 2.9% nationwide, compared to the overall national rate of 4.7%. If you’re an IT professional, it’s likely your skills are in high demand. Organizations face increasing competition amidst swelling demand and rising salaries, especially as technology leaders focus on projects and initiatives in cybersecurity, big data, mobile and enterprise digitalization. […]
As organizations continue to see mass digitization of the workplace, aligning IT with business objectives has never been more important. Across industries, tech leaders are increasingly taking the role of a collaborative business partner, rather than the more straightforward position of help desk and IT services provider. In the rapidly evolving world of technology, this shift in leadership focus changes how tech leaders approach the most prominent issues facing their departments. Below we explore the trends that tech leaders are focused on in 2017. […]
Every successful organization knows that keeping employees’ skills fresh and updated is an essential way to stay ahead of the curve and to cultivate a positive environment. Professional development is not a new concept, however, the explosive rise of eLearning in recent years has begun to make its way into workplace training. […]
When you need to dedicate greater focus on core business objectives and related IT initiatives, implementing a contingent workforce management program simply makes sense. It’s a cost-effective way to ensure a steady flow of skilled professionals who can execute your projects without sacrificing internal resources that are better directed elsewhere. This is particularly important considering the rapidly evolving nature of technology and the challenge of finding resources in a marketplace of unprecedented demand. It’s also an increasingly popular option for IT professionals who value flexibility and variety in their careers. But this strategy doesn’t come without its stressors. So is there a better way to manage your contingent IT workforce? […]
Earlier this month, I attended the 2016 TechServe Alliance Conference in Amelia Island, Florida. There, I was able to engage with industry peers and leaders and exchange experiences and ideas. I was also given the exciting opportunity to speak on a panel with Eric Gregg, CEO & Founder of Inavero, addressing some of the trends in hiring and staffing. Here’s a rundown of my key takeaways. […]
Are your programming skills up to date? Are you looking to boost your career opportunities? Or are you simply looking for a new challenge? No matter what your motivation, we’ve got the inside scoop on the hottest programming languages of 2017.
We’ve scoured a variety of sources to seek out exactly which programming languages are the most popular. Being informed about these trends is key to staying competitive. Demand for top tech talent is skyrocketing, but it’s met by a short supply of professionals who can genuinely deliver. Companies need programmers to help take their technology initiatives to the next level. Do you have the skills they need? […]
When opportunity comes knocking, will your tech employees stay or leave?
With a growing tech talent shortage, the likelihood that your best people will be scooped up by competitors is higher than ever. An employee’s motivations behind such a move are complex, but it’s up to you to get a handle on them in order to beat high turnover. Retaining top talent comes down to one simple question: What do tech employees really want? […]
Your average IT department is an interesting place to be. In one corner you have Millennials, who grew up with cutting edge technology at their sticky fingertips. In another, you have Gen X, whose technical knowledge was acquired in young adulthood. And in the other, you have Baby Boomers, many of whom don’t fully understand the way younger workers approach technology. When it comes to recruitment, retention, management, and leadership development, tactics vary depending on your corner. This can make it challenging to navigate the generational differences in tech employment.