News & Commentary
Content tagged with Team Building & Staffing posted in June 2008
Google Picks Bell Canada Exec To Be CFO
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Patrick Pichette was most recently president of operations at Bell Canada. He will report to Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive of Google.
A Peek Inside Bill Gates' Head
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
As Bill Gates packs up his "#1 software architect" mug and prepares to leave his daily duties at Microsoft, we take a look at the character traits that put him on top of the software industry.
Looking Into The Work-Trend Crystal Ball
Commentary  |  6/24/2008  | 
A new report forecasting the top 10 workplace trends of the future says video and Web conferencing will make business travel extinct while social networking sites and other Web 2.0 technologies emerge as the primary tools for job recruiting. Is your organization ready to support these and other workplace trends? Or maybe you're already making these shifts.
High Tech Hiring, Salaries Remain Strong, Says AeA
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
The American Electronics Association said 51 of the nation's top 60 urban areas have been adding high-tech jobs.
Bill Gates Waxes Philanthropic At Microsoft 'Exit Interview'
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The Microsoft chairman will retire from full-time duties this week, but expects to remain busy with his foundation's work.
Yahoo Execs Exit Stage Left
News  |  6/20/2008  | 
Though it's easy to make Yahoo's failure with Microsoft or the company's partnership with Google a scapegoat for these departures, there are some who are just moving on.
CIOs Uncensored: Do You Have What It Takes To Be Tomorrow's CIO?
Commentary  |  6/19/2008  | 
It's a tall order to fill. Here are some indicators of what will be required of future CIOs.
The Renewed Allure Of Telecommuting
Commentary  |  6/18/2008  | 
With gasoline prices rising above $4 a gallon, a recent survey found that 40% of tech workers would willingly take a pay cut to telecommute. Meanwhile, more employers are apparently offering IT pros the choice to work remotely as a perk to attract hard-to-find skills. Is telecommuting an option you offer your staff?
Telecommuting Could Save Gas And U.S. $38 Billion Annually
News  |  6/18/2008  | 
If the 53% of white-collar employees who could work from home did, the savings would be substantial, according to a Telework Exchange study.
PayPal Unveils Developer Portal
News  |  6/16/2008  | 
Additions to the Developer Central Portal include advice on responding to requests for proposals, marketing tips, redesigned APIs, and online payment training materials.
Open Source Firm Hires BEA Systems Veteran
News  |  6/12/2008  | 
Peter Cooper-Ellis has joined SpringSource to lead the development and product management of SpringSource Application Platform.
Congressman Wants Foreign Models Off Tech Visas
News  |  6/12/2008  | 
Currently, foreign models who want to work in the United States require H-1B visas, which are normally used by computer programmers and other high-tech workers.
Oregon State Wins 2008 Mars Rover Challenge
News  |  6/11/2008  | 
The team was commended for the way they used common household products in the competition, which involved geology, biology, basic engineering, construction, and emergency navigation.
Many Tech Workers Would Accept Pay Cut To Telecommute
News  |  6/10/2008  | 
In a poll of more than 1,500 IT workers, 37% said they would be willing to take a pay cut of up to 10% to telecommute full time.
Lights! Camera! Action! New Job?
Commentary  |  6/10/2008  | 
Unemployment numbers are rising, according to the U.S. government's latest labor stats. In the hunt for new work, do you think a Web-based video resumé would help you stand out from other job candidates? Some folks think it's worth a try.
DARPA Wants 'Fracture Putty' To Fix Broken Bones
News  |  6/6/2008  | 
The agency's RFP asks for a dynamic substance which, when packed in and around a compound bone fracture, provides full load-bearing capabilities within hours.
CIOs Uncensored: For The Sake Of IT, Leave XP Alone
Commentary  |  6/5/2008  | 
When upper management blames IT for Microsoft's decision to pull XP, it hurts the whole profession
Using Baby Carrots To Motivate Staff In Big Ways
Commentary  |  6/4/2008  | 
How do you thank your hardest working staff? Is it through once-a-year raises, or perhaps with occasional bonuses? Some companies are using Web-based services to recognize outstanding employee performance throughout the year with small rewards that can really add up in goodwill.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Step Down Within 10 Years
News  |  6/4/2008  | 
The head of the world's largest software maker says he will retire in nine or 10 years when his last kid goes away to college.
Best Smartphone Platforms For Business
News  |  6/4/2008  | 
A smartphone's OS drives its productivity-enhancing powers. Here's a guide to choosing among Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iPhone, Nokia S60, and Google Android.
Online Job Vacancies Drop More Than 13%
News  |  6/3/2008  | 
May shows a slight recovery from the large April decline, but overall the number of online advertised vacancies has been on a downward trend for the past several months.
Juggling Workloads And The Beach
Commentary  |  6/2/2008  | 
Summer is almost here. Do you know where your employees are? When colleagues are on vacation, those back in the office are often left scrambling to make up the work that's left behind, especially when there's a project deadline approaching. But project resource planning tools can help.

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