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Why Confidence Is Falling for IT Workers

Overall confidence among IT workers has noticeably declined since the middle of 2014, according to recent survey findings released by Randstad Technologies. Contributing factors include a lack of conviction about prospects for the overall national economy,... Read More »

Tips on How to Spot Jerks Before They’re Hired

The vast majority of tech professionals said they've had the misfortune to work with at least one jerk in the last five years, according to a recent survey from Connectria. CIOs can't afford to take this issue lightly, because a personality-challenged team member can cause declines in overall... Read More »

Things Workers Really Say When They’re Late

If you think you've heard 'em all by now with regard to explanations for an employee's tardiness, then read on. CareerBuilder recently released the following list of outrageous late excuses from workers, as compiled from a Read More »

Why Millennials Balk at Mobile Monitoring

Enterprises that monitor employees’ use of tablets and smartphones risk alienating workers, particularly millennials, and possibly causing a backlash, according to a new study. These young workers expect to use mobile devices for both work and personal activities and... Read More »

Commonplace–and Bizarre–Job Candidate Miscues

Have you ever interviewed an IT candidate and concluded early on that something wasn’t, well, right? If so, you’re far from alone. Many prospects essentially take themselves out of the running by exhibiting the following body-language errors during these discussions, according to a recent Read More »

Employees Aren't Fully Using Work Software

An overwhelming majority of workers don’t use the work software that IT has provided to them, according to a recent survey from Coupa Software. Among the reasons why: The products aren’t relevant to their day-to-day roles, they’re unreliable and they’re not... Read More »

Personal Use of Company Tech Disrupts Work

A clear majority of professionals working on company-provided computers also use the machines for personal pursuits, according to a recent survey from GFI Software. It's not as if internal users are unaware of policies governing such behavior. It's just that many choose to ignore some of the rules so... Read More »

Why Companies Should Start Celebrating Millennials

Business needs to stop complaining about Millennials and start celebrating them. Here are two steps that can change your company’s perception of Millennials.

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How to 'Fail Better' on IT Projects

Playwright Samuel Beckett famously wrote, "Try again. Fail again. Fail better." Such advice would greatly benefit modern IT teams, given that 17 percent of projects fail completely, and two-thirds fall short of expectations, according to the Project Management Institute. In the recent book, Read More »

Top Enterprise Productivity Killers

Enterprise professionals aren't spending even half of their work day on their primary job duties, according to recent survey research from AtTask. So what's keeping them from focusing on tasks at hand? Incessant emails and meetings are leading culprits, of course. But there are other issues... Read More »

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