The Most In-Demand IT SkillsThere's almost no computer technology job in the country that isn't in demand and, to a greater or lesser degree, difficult to fill.Read the rest of this entry »
An industry group, CompTIA, says, "In the fourth quarter of 2016, U.S. employers added 337,000 IT jobs, and that number is slated to grow even more in the coming year."
But even in this hot industry sector, some jobs and skills are ...
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More Accountants In Demand Than IT ProsHere's a surprise: accounting and finance professionals are more in demand that tech pros.Read the rest of this entry »
That's what hiring managers and HR leaders in South Florida and the greater Chicago area, told researchers from the University of Michigan. The survey of 500 employers is limited to those areas, but it's the first time in a year those companies have more open positions in accounting than in IT.
The Internet of Things Is Coming to Your HouseThis is the time of year when the internet is full of predictions and forecasts about what's ahead in 2017. But what's ahead for the Internet itself?Read the rest of this entry »
We'll get a look at that future next month at the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. What we'll see is that the Internet of Things (IoT) is making its way into homes at breakneck speed.
Fintech Is Making Small Banks Look BigYou love your community bank for its personal touch, that it offers free special services like notarizing documents and really free checking, even free checks. And the customer service makes banking pleasant.Read the rest of this entry »
But when it comes to doing business online, well, that's not where community banks shine. That's beginning to change now, as community banks look to fintech to help them offer the kinds of digital services and ...
Survey Finds Few Companies Plan Their IT HiringDespite the well-known difficulty in hiring IT professionals, nearly three-quarters of all companies don't even start their workforce planning until a new project launch is almost upon them.Read the rest of this entry »
A TEK Systems survey of IT leaders found 73% admitting their company begins planning its staffing needs for a new project less than three months in advance of its start. No wonder then that 62% of them reported that an "inability ...
Employee Retention Could Be as Simple as “Thank You”,Top talent, particularly in the tech industry, remains increasingly difficult to attract, recruit, and retain. By one estimate, a third of a company's entire HR budget is spent recruiting and retaining these workers. Yet, they still leave.Read the rest of this entry »
A study by Appirio says there's a cheaper and easier way to hold on to your top talent, and, for that matter, all talent: teach your managers the value of saying ...
Manufacturers Find Their Jobs a Hard Sell to Tech ProfessionalsStruggling to fill those IT positions? So is everyone. You have to compete with the flashy, high-tech centers, banks, retailers even the local hospital for skilled tech professionals.Read the rest of this entry »
As tough as the recruiting may be, pity the manufacturing industry, which struggles mightily against a challenging image and budgets much leaner than most tech companies. Yet they are no less dependent on software developers and engineers; modern manufacturing is far more ...
Where the Tech Pros Want to WorkSilicon Valley may be an IT mecca, but that doesn't mean everyone wants to work there. In fact, not even all the IT professionals already in California want to stay there.Read the rest of this entry »
Dice.com, the job board specializing in computer jobs, analyzed the last nine months worth of applications sent through its service to see what areas were getting the most interest from tech pros. Not only did California not ...
Ageism In Silicon Valley Goes PublicAdd ageism to the tech industry's well documented problem of racial and gender disparity in its workforce.Read the rest of this entry »
Since the publication last spring of Dan Lyons' bestseller, Disrupted, the issue has bubbled to the surface, discussed in such diverse forums as Reddit and Bloomberg.
Disrupted is a hilarious account of the 50-something author's experience working with 20-somethings at email marketer Hubspot. Here's his impression of the workplace on ...