Nearly seven out of 10 workers are disengaged at work–with more than 17 percent describing themselves as “actively disengaged.” Low levels of employee engagement translate directly to attrition–something CIOs can’t afford when tech talent is in short supply. Fortunately, in a section of the recent book, “Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders... Read More »
Businesses often proclaim themselves as being transparent, but what characteristics make for a truly open organization? In the recent book, “The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance” (Harvard Business Review Press/available now), Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst reveals how his open-source enterprise... Read More »
An increasing number of CIOs are planning to expand IT staffing for the remainder of the year, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. Relatively few are putting hiring plans on hold, or anticipate reducing staff. As has been the case for the last several years, most CIOs find the current hiring environment to be challenging, with a lack of available, skilled IT pros. To... Read More »
With Millennials positioned to dominate workplace demographics, IT professionals are raising doubts about their department's ability to meet the needs of this next generation of employees, according to a recent survey from Randstad Technologies. The report, titled "
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 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 »
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 »