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Content tagged with Team Building & Staffing posted in November 2012
Avoid Vague Social Media Policies
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
Recent National Labor Relations Board decision reminds employers that employee speech related to terms of employment is protected.
Hire A Data Science Team, Not A Data Scientist
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Assembling a group of talented people with diverse skills is the best way to meet your data science needs, says Deloitte director.
Microsoft Defends Hiring Foreign Workers
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Microsoft says it has 34% more open engineering positions than this time last year, and can't fill them all domestically.
Big Data And Analytics Expertise: Beg, Borrow Or Steal?
Commentary  |  11/29/2012  | 
Demand for big data and analytics experts is on the rise, but it will take years for the supply to catch up. Here's how to cope.
Samsung Slammed Over Labor Abuses
News  |  11/26/2012  | 
New Samsung guidelines at China supplier factories are insufficient to protect workers, says labor watch group.
What CIOs Want In Their Successors
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
Are you an aspiring CIO? Listen to what these leading CIOs say it will take for you to reach that coveted position.
Big Data Classes For CXOs
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Teaching C-suite executives the fundamentals of big data, a topic once confined to the rarefied world of computer scientists, is becoming a growth industry.
5 Innovative Ideas For Enterprise CIOs
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
The role of the CIO is changing rapidly. These innovations could help you keep pace and increase the value of your business.
United Flights Delayed By Computer Problems
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
One year after a merger with Continental, integrating a passenger information system causes trouble.
Big Data Education: 3 Steps Universities Must Take
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
How can universities help meet the growing demand for data scientists? Consider this advice from a professor working in the trenches with tomorrow's analytics pros.
SMBs Spending on IT, Not New IT Hires
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
Small and midsize business IT budgets continue to grow but hiring remains stagnant. Here's why IT folk should embrace the trend.
Monster Chooses Splunk For Big Data Security
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Popular job search website looks to Splunk, rising big data star, to meet its online security and compliance goals.
Sinofsky's Exit Points To Major Microsoft Shakeup
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
Windows chief's sudden departure comes amid questions about Windows 8 sales and Microsoft's hardware plans.
Wanted: Qualified Data Scientists, People Skills A Plus
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
A good data scientist is hard enough to find; try finding one who can effectively communicate data-driven insights to non-technical folk.
Social-Focused IT Hires On Back Burner
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Companies that have made social a high priority, though, are adding a significant number of jobs, according to InformationWeek IT staffing survey.
Health IT: How Not To Get Hired
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
Brains aren't enough to land that dream job. Humility and a willingness to learn are just as crucial.
Apple, Foxconn Labor Promises Questioned
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Report on Foxconn working conditions at Apple facilities is criticized for being overly rosy.
Why Ford Courts Electrical And Software Engineers
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas discusses the company's challenges in recruiting and in developing products, as software becomes more critical to differentiating its cars and trucks.
Workday Collaborative HCM, Analytics Tools In Pipeline
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Workday's new recruitment and big data products are still months away, but the company's early start has some analysts excited.
Digital Revolution's Winners And Losers
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
Workers with in-demand digital skills benefit most as computers increasingly take over everyday tasks. In this InformationWeek 500 video, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson discusses how this trend could affect your enterprise.
5 Items Should Top Obama's Technology Agenda
Commentary  |  11/7/2012  | 
From infrastructure to tech education, here's what I want to see on the to-do list for the next four years.
Tech Pros Optimistic About Job Growth
News  |  11/2/2012  | 
Independent tech field reps most optimistic about prospects than they've been in 15 months, survey finds.
Big Data Education: When Should It Start?
Commentary  |  11/2/2012  | 
When elementary school students find data that interests them, they're ready to learn basic statistics concepts. The key: make data analysis relevant to young learners.
Are We Giving CIOs An Inferiority Complex?
Commentary  |  11/1/2012  | 
CIOs need to be technical, without apology, just as chief medical officers need not apologize for their grounding in medicine.
6 Surprises About IT Hiring Plans
Commentary  |  11/1/2012  | 
Mobile is a hot skill that might not get you hired. Check out this and other surprising glimpses from our newest IT staffing survey data.

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