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Dealing With Unacceptable Excuses for Being Late

Maybe the whole flex-work thing hasn't caught on after all. The majority of CIOs and other executives expect staffers to show up on the job on time every day, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. A... Read More »

IT Jobs and Salaries Will Increase in 2017

U.S. CIOs and other tech executives are feeling optimistic about prospects for IT jobs and salary growth in 2017, according to a recent survey from Janco Associates. Thousands of domestic technology jobs are expected to be added every month, findings show. And nearly all levels of IT professionals—from staffers to middle... Read More »

Poor Password Habits Can Endanger Business

Although most individuals know what safe passwords should be, most people tend to ignore what they know and instead use easy-to-remember passwords because their fear of forgetting is stronger than their fear of being hacked, according to a recent study on the... Read More »

How the Gig Economy Benefits Business and Workers

Businesses are increasing their use of contingent workers, thereby creating momentum for what's called a "gig economy,"  according to recent survey research from EY. The resulting report, "Is the Gig Economy a Fleeting Fad, or an Enduring Legacy?," defines a... Read More »

Tech Supports the Growth of the Freelance Economy

The freelance economy continued to grow this year, fueled, in part, by technology, said a new study commissioned by the freelance website Upwork and the Freelancers Union. Conducted by Edelman Intelligence, the survey, "Freelancing in America: 2016," was produced for the third year in a row. The... Read More »

How to Manage Office Gift-Giving Thoughtfully

The holiday season can lead to some awkward moments in the office, especially if management lets gift-giving get out of control. Without specific guidelines that are provided well ahead of time, you run the risk of having some employees buy presents for everybody (including you), while others buy nothing at all. Or your chief digital officer may splurge as a designated "secret Santa" and... Read More »

Employees' Holiday Shopping Causes IT Headaches

It's the time of year when CIOs and their IT teams are bracing for potential network, systems or device issues, thanks to the number of employees who do their holiday shopping online when they're on the job, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. A... Read More »

What CIOs Must Do to Retain Skilled IT Employees

The majority of CIOs surveyed said they are concerned about retaining current IT staff over the next 12 months, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. Many of these executives said their operations would be adversely impacted if a valued team member left without... Read More »

Managers Hear Outlandish Excuses for Missing Work

As an IT leader, you certainly don't want your tech employees coming to work when they're sick. Sure, it may seem noble to soldier on while suffering from high fevers, congestion, coughs or an assortment of other maladies, but that can create more problems than it's worth—especially if one employee infects many others, possibly bringing down your entire department. That said, there are... Read More »

Why So Many IT Employees Feel Disengaged

CIOs and other senior executives need to do a better job of addressing disengagement in the workforce, according to a recent survey from Oracle. The resulting report, "From Theory to Action: A Practical Look at What Really Drives Employee Engagement," indicates that organizations are... Read More »

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