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Big Data Translates Into Big Demand for Tech Tools

With the volume and velocity of data growing staggeringly fast, an increasing number of companies are investing in big data platforms and interfaces—as well as a variety of other data-focused tools—to respond to the subsequent demands on IT, according to a recent survey from Progress. The accompanying report, "Read More »

Why We Should Be Leading 'Persons'

Leading persons is about understanding what makes them tick as individuals and then tailoring a personalized value proposition that resonates with each of them.

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Benefits and Challenges of Intelligent Automation

Business leaders worldwide believe the success of their enterprise depends on successfully deploying intelligent automation (IA) during the next five years, according to a report from Avanade. However, while the majority of business leaders recognize the growing importance of investing... Read More »

Why CIOs Should Champion Workplace Changes

A combination of employee cultural shifts and the dominate role technology plays in our lives has resulted in organizations committing to a digital workplace, according to a recent survey from Dimension Data. The resulting report, "Read More »

Likability Is a Key Factor in Career Success

People choose to work with us. Being competent and effective is not enough. We also have to be likable, so people will work with us by choice, not by mandate.

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CIOs Must Deal With Staff Stress and Burnout

A majority of employees said they have reached the point of job burnout, with a significant number experiencing high or extremely high stress levels at work, according to a recent survey... Read More »

Creating a Corporate Vision That Inspires

The only way a leader achieves a great vision is with the efforts of a great team—a team that's inspired, motivated, driven and relentless in pursuing this goal.

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How to Create a Winning Compensation Culture

Say goodbye to underwhelming raises that don't keep up with cost-of-living increases. Say hello to a new era in which compensation aligns with an overall corporate culture that prioritizes talent recruitment and retention, according to a recent survey from PayScale. The accompanying "Comp Is Culture: 2017 Compensation Best Practices... Read More »

How Employees Would Design a Performance Culture

While the majority of professionals feel that it's important for companies to integrate quality assurance, process management and other key support functions to achieve strategic goals, relatively few said that their organization is actually doing that, according to a recent survey from APQC. The accompanying "Read More »

Companies Must Get Ready for Gen Z Workers

As Generation Z enters the workforce, its work priorities will differ substantially from its predecessors, the Millennials. The workforce shifted dramatically to accommodate Millennials, also called Generation Y, (born 1977-1994), who have wholeheartedly embraced technology. The pendulum may swing back in the direction of Generation X (born 1966-1976) and their children, Generation Z (born... Read More »

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 »

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