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Top Staffing Challenges for CIOs

While CIOs would love to hire new staffers, nearly seven of 10 say they're struggling with limitations in terms of the quantity and quality of available tech talent, with one of four CIOs indicating that the shortage is "significant," according to research. And once CIOs successfully recruit talented IT professionals, they find it difficult to keep them from leaving. With this in mind, the... Read More »

Why You Should Buy the New iPhone

Recent research suggests that people who use high-tech devices like the new iPhone are perceived in the workplace as an innovative, tech-savvy leader.

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13 Ways to Manage Difficult Employees

A troublesome employee can inflict significant damage upon your IT department. In fact, six of 10 managers say bad hires have lowered productivity, brought down office morale and even resulted in legal issues, according to research from CareerBuilder. And more than two of five organizations estimate that the cost of a bad hire is more... Read More »

What Football and IT Organizations Have in Common

Like football, running an IT organization is a team sport. Every member of each respective group—not just the quarterback or the CIO—has an important role to play.

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Confidence Declines Among IT Workers

Overall confidence among IT workers has slightly declined over the last quarter, according to the most-recent Employee Confidence Index from Randstad Technologies. When broken down, the findings send a mixed message to CIOs and other managers: Fewer tech professionals believe the economy is getting stronger, and many sense that less jobs are available. But an increasing percentage of IT... Read More »

Unlocking Your Employees' Creativity

Employee creativity produces many of the innovations that result in a competitive advantage. Creative talent, therefore, is a corporate asset, and one that must be nurtured and developed.

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You Need to be an Emotionally Aware Leader

As we enter a new era for IT organizations, our next generation of leaders will have to embrace the idea of emotionally aware leadership.

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How I Solve Problems

The process for solving a problem in the workplace often involves diffusing the situation, correctly defining the problem, and controlling any variables that might impact the outcome.

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Email Dominates Workers' Lives

The majority of U.S. employees feel compelled or obligated to check their office email accounts during their off-hours, according to a new survey conducted for GFI Software by Opinion Matters. While this may sound par for the course within tech department circles, CIOs who support work-life balance may want to know that a significant number of professionals check their accounts "in real... Read More »

How Experts are Made

It's one thing to emerge as a highly respected authority on technology and business within your own organization. To take this to the next level, however, a number of CIOs establish themselves as in-demand industry experts, thus expanding upon their professional profile and career opportunities. And the wealth of experts out there aren't blessed with some kind of special super power either;... Read More »

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