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How Online Recruitment Fails the Mobility Test

This is no time to be cavalier about recruiting tech talent: The IT unemployment rate has sunk to 2.3% –the lowest since the second quarter of 2008. There are an estimated 500,000 tech positions that remain unfilled, so much that the Obama administration has launched the $100 million TechHire Initiative to address the situation. Given the stakes, it's essential for CIOs to create an... Read More »

Millennials Pose a Greater Security Risk

Millennials are a greater security risk to organizations than older employees, according to a new survey. The report also finds that one-half of respondents believe IT security is not their responsibility and that they understand the risks associated with the loss of corporate data. The Read More »

Why College Grads Aren't Ready for the Real World

Given the lack of available talent to fill key roles, an increasing number of employers are looking to hire college graduates this year, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. They're also willing to... Read More »

Ten Job Interview Deal Killers

A bad hire can take a big bite out of your budget. The average cost of a failed hiring decision equates to 30% of the staffer's first-year potential earnings, according to industry research. Two-thirds of employers say they've experienced negative effects of bad hires, with 37% saying the situation lowered department morale while 18% indicate that it harmed client relationships. In addition,... Read More »

Non-Tech Skills to Look for in Tech Workers

As a CIO, you want your IT employees to command a high level of hard skills–specifically their tech experience and know-how, as demonstrated by certifications, degrees and work history. But how much attention do you pay to the less tangible soft skills and traits that still prove so critical? Soft skills cover a wide range of essentials relating to communications, team work, creativity... Read More »

How to Conduct an Effective ‘Stay’ Interview

Voluntary turnover among employees is now averaging more than 10 percent a year, and the cost of replacing a professional these days amounts to between six and nine months' worth of his or her salary, according to industry research. In other words, the stakes are high when it comes to retention. That's why CIOs and other managers are increasingly turning to what's called the "stay... Read More »

How Generations Approach the Workplace Differently

There's a general consensus that Millennials approach technology and work in a significantly different way than Gen X and Baby Boomers. They have grown up with technology, they are comfortable with it and they have been shaped by very different circumstances than their older colleagues. With about 79.8 million Millennials in the United States, they also represent the fastest growing... Read More »

IT Pros Dominate March Madness

When it comes to participating in office pools for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament–otherwise known as March Madness–IT workers dominate, according to a Read More »

Eight Ways to Bridge the Gap in IT and Business

The divide between IT and business departments in the enterprise is unnecessary and can be overcome by communication and collaboration, according to IT leaders. Cesar Fernandez, director of Product Solutions at PMG, draws on the wisdom of computer scientist Landon Curt Noll, now a cryptologist and security architect with Cisco Systems, who once said, "You can never say all the tricks have... Read More »

Six Biggest Challenges Facing IT Managers

When it comes to being a boss, there are plenty of scary statistics out there–especially for CIOs. Nearly three out of 10 large IT projects fail. And the average cost overrun on IT projects is 27%, with one out of six IT projects having cost overruns of 200%. To get to the root of the causes behind these and other leadership issues, APQC has released Read More »

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