The Awesome Power of Checklists

There's one simple reason why you're finding it so hard to finish what you started—and one simple solution.

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Want to Engage Employees? Feed 'Em!

In prior features, we've written about how CIOs and other IT leaders struggle to hire qualified tech employees for vacant, mission-critical positions. And, once those staffers are in place, it's difficult to keep them engaged so they remain with the IT department year-after-year. Given these challenges, you always want to... Read More »

Essential Traits Every IT Security Pro Should Have

The tech world has been in constant motion while CISOs have been building defenses to ward off attackers, and the changing landscape has created entirely new responsibilities for security professionals, according to Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, CMO, Read More »

Why Workers Don’t Trust Their Company’s Leadership

Most employees are not happy at work, according to a recent survey from Achievers. The resulting report, titled "The Greatness Gap: The State of Employee... Read More »

Why IT Budgets Are Up but Hiring Is Down

The latest, quarterly “Reality Check” survey from TEKsystems presents a mixed bag of sentiments among CIOs and other IT leaders: IT budgets are on the rise, findings show, but hiring expectations are significantly lower than they were at the end of last year.... Read More »

The Last of the Millennials

Given the lingering IT skills shortage, CIOs must focus on the next generation of employees to develop promising recruitment pools for future positions. In this case, we're referring to high school seniors—who are considered among the last of the Millennials. To lend insight about these young people, CareerBuilder has come out with Read More »

The Worst Jaw-Dropping Resume Blunders

Like many hiring managers, CIOs are pressed for time when reviewing job applications. Most employers, in fact, spend less than five minutes reviewing a single resume, according to Read More »

How Gender Impacts the Tech Job Search

Gender impacts the IT workforce before professionals even enter the office—it can impact the recruiting process in these small, subtle ways.

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Not Dialed In: The Top Conference Call Offenders

They serve a useful purpose but—let's face it—conference calls can often seem like an experience to endure rather than an opportunity for collaborative excellence. As a CIO, you are inevitably asked to participate in these calls. As a result, you've likely suffered through the classic conference call miscues:... Read More »

Ten Fastest-Growing States for Tech Jobs

If you're a CIO in the No. 1 state for tech-employment growth, you're not working anywhere near California, New York, Massachusetts, Texas or any of the other usual suspect states that show up on this type of list. Instead, "Go Midwest, young man," as the top state is actually not on the coast but in the heart of the country, according to a Read More »

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