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Why Aren’t More Women in IT? 

Why Aren’t More Women in IT?  There is no secret that the entire tech sector has a serious gender problem. Despite women making up around half of the US workforce, they only account for 26% of all technology-related jobs. Public disfavor has made this a problem businesses seek to fix, in theory, but HR departments often find that a tall order to fill. Given the potential economic benefits of technology-focused careers, why aren’t more women in IT? The Pipeline One oft-cited explanation is that there simply aren’t...

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Strategies for Being Productive While Working Remotely 

Strategies for Being Productive While Working Remotely  As technology innovation expands in the mobile computing arena, many IT professionals are transitioning into remote workers. This trend will continue as employers seek ways to reduce and/or eliminate physical location-related expenses.  Here are some strategies to help remote workers achieve and maintain a high level of productivity. Maintain Stable Work Hours Maintaining stable work hours, preferable ones that mimic those of co-workers, serves two important functions. Coworkers and managers...

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How to Improve the Application Process for Candidates Using Artificial Intelligence

How to Improve the Application Process for Candidates Using Artificial Intelligence Jane Smith spots a job listing for her dream job. She goes to the company’s website, spends an hour slogging through a confusing application and hits submit. Then, if she’s like half of all current job applicants, she hears nothing. This kind of process not only aggravates candidates, but can turn them into active detractors of the company. While there will always need to be a human element in HR, deploying some IT solutions by way of artificial intelligence can dramatically improve the...

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Most In-demand IT jobs in 2017

Most In-demand IT jobs in 2017 2017 has started off with a bang for the Technology sector. With an ever-evolving workforce, employers struggle to find the right person for such jobs. IT professionals will have to keep up with an increasing demand for innovative tech solutions if they wish to remain relevant. “A classic case of demand for talent far exceeding the supply exists in the IT sector on a global scale,” says Mateo Bueno, category Director for web development at Upwork. Thus, competition for tech talent is...

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What is the CISSP certification and why is it important? 

What is the CISSP certification and why is it important?  CISSP: The Gold Standard of IT Security Certifications  The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation is considered by many to be the most prestigious professional certification in the world of IT security. Highly prized as a qualification for advancement in the profession, the CISSP certification is desired by employers who hire upper echelon IT security professionals. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, better known as...

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Employee Recognition Ideas

5 Employee Recognition Ideas to Incorporate into Your Business Employees want to feel appreciated. This means that a company needs to recognize them for a job well done when such happens. Below are some ideas for companies to use in order to recognize employees.   Provide Random Acts of Fun Sometimes it’s best to reward a team instead of an employee. Random acts of fun could involve bringing in a food truck for lunch or inviting everyone out to dinner after work. Some companies have...

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Winning Characteristics of an IT Professional 

The rise of technology has made the IT profession more relevant than ever. Jobs are readily available, however the HR team can be challenged to find a good candidate. Most organizations want an IT professional who is knowledgeable, but also fits the culture of the company. Here are a few winning characteristics of the best IT professionals: Adaptable Technology changes rapidly, and every HR team wants to hire someone who is comfortable with change. Technology professionals need to have the...

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Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance Most IT employees know the importance of maintaining a good work-life balance. For some people, balancing work alongside their personal lives is easy. However, a growing number of workers are having trouble finding time for both their companies and themselves. In the modern world there are countless distractions that make balancing work alongside their personal lives difficult for IT workers. Widespread use of smart phones has led to many workers being encouraged to stay available 24/7. Even on...

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Why Do Newly Hired IT Employees Fail? 

Information technology is a challenging, fast-paced industry to work in. Unfortunately, finding a new employee with the job qualifications desired is only half the battle. Within the first few months a new employee should be a wise return on investment, and if they are not making your business more successful, then they have failed. Here are some potential reasons that an IT employee might fail at a new job. Personality Clashes IT knowledge is not the only skill for IT professionals to have....

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HR Professionals – Importance of Automation

HR processes require attention to detail and a high level of efficiency in order to help organizations meet performance goals. Although most Human Resources departments have been successful in processing paperwork within reasonable time frames, there are better ways to maintain massive amounts of data in an organized manner. The Benefits of IT Human Resources professionals may have acquired a high degree of proficiency as this area relates to recruitment, training and development, benefits,...

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