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Content tagged with Team Building & Staffing posted in August 2013
Vanderbilt Teases Students, Pleases Faculty With MOOCs
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Vanderbilt positions its massive open online courses as "educational outreach," not course replacements.
Will MOOCs Massively Disrupt Higher Education?
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Even as they grow in popularity, massive open online courses prompt debates about their impact on students, business model and role in the future of education.
How To Attract Young Talent: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
To attract bright younger workers to your organization, you need to push the tech envelope. Here's how.
Education IT Talent Development: Who Needs It, Anyway?
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Universities can tap students, consultants and even offshore labor to fill work gaps, so why bother grooming staff? There are plenty of reasons.
Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Tap the curious, hungry individuals inside your company to change the culture between software developers and other IT pros.
Big Data Profile: Michael Rappa, Institute For Advanced Analytics
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Creator of the nation's first master of science in analytics degree, Michael Rappa foresaw today's overwhelming need for data scientists.
6 Ways To Develop Internal IT Talent
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
You may have no one to blame but yourself for that supposed IT skills shortage. Even SMBs can find low-cost training options.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Surprise Retirement
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
In unexpected move, Microsoft said CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. Bill Gates is on committee to find replacement.
Social Business Demands Working Out Loud
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Encourage employees to narrate their work as part of doing their work.
5 Ways To Ace Phone Interviews
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Spend all your time preparing for the face-to-face interview and you may not move past the phone interview step.
Can IT Help Build A Better Workplace Environment?
Commentary  |  8/21/2013  | 
Forrester's "employee-centric design" process brings IT and business leaders together to improve on how employees do their jobs.
Google Seeks Experts For Helpouts Help Service
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
People with knowledge worth sharing will soon be able to monetize their minds through Google's forthcoming Helpouts platform.
Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
Moving to the cloud imposes changes on your IT workforce. Think in terms of changed expectations, education, migration and maintenance.
5 LinkedIn Tips: Avoid Job Search Mistakes
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
If your job search is floundering, you might be committing one or more of these common offenses. Here's how to use LinkedIn to nail interviews and more.
Innovation Is Executive Porn
Commentary  |  8/16/2013  | 
When it comes to both innovation and porn, there's a huge appetite for fantasy.
10 Hidden Android Tips, Tricks
Slideshows  |  8/13/2013  | 
Learn some new tricks for your Android smartphone with our tips on maps, storage, data plans and more.
5 IT Salary Negotiation Tips
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Asking for more money doesn't have to be difficult. Here's how to make that stage of the interview process easier.
9 Tips To Avoid IT Midcareer Slump
Slideshows  |  8/12/2013  | 
Don't let yourself be cast as the IT pro who's stuck, grumpy or complacent. Consider these midcareer moves.
3 Key Skills Of Successful Data Scientists
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Big data pros need a variety of skills, but these three attributes matter most, says FICO's chief analytics officer.
5 Books For Aspiring CIOs
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Engineer-turned-recruiter Steven Levy shares his reading list for IT pros who want to learn better business and communication skills -- and boost their careers in the process.
Big Data Hiring: Unorthodox Advice
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Music majors, physicists and business domain experts bring fresh perspectives to an effective data science team, says Booz Allen Hamilton analytics expert.
5 Ways CIOs Can Show Social Business Mettle
Commentary  |  8/8/2013  | 
You don't want to be left on the outside of social business discussions. Remove remaining signs of the IT department being an immovable force that dictates, rather than collaborates.
IT Career Sponsors: 5 Ways To Find Yours
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
Want to fast-track your career? Get a sponsor. Here's how to find the right one.
Kaplan Hackathon Makes Time For Innovation
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Test-prep company gives tech-savvy innovators two regular work days to focus on developing new business projects.
IT Vs. Marketing? Not At TheLadders
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
While tech industry execs debate rising tension between IT and marketing pros, careers website TheLadders has avoided that struggle and rapidly evolved.
Udemy Offers Online Course Site In 9 Languages
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Udemy.com now localized for Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Russian and Turkish.
Amazon's Bezos To Shape Washington Post's Future
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million, says data-driven decisions will help chart course for the digital news era.
Pluralsight Buys TrainSignal, Broadens IT Training Lineup
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Pluralsight, which provides online training for software developers, acquires TrainSignal, which offers online IT training. One payoff: better DevOps training for merged developer and operations teams.
LinkedIn: Apply For Jobs Via Your Smartphone
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
LinkedIn's new update to Android and iOS lets you apply for jobs using your LinkedIn profile in place of a resume.
Dear IT: No One Likes Petulant Teenagers
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
Nobody will win if IT and business leaders continue playing Mortal Kombat. Let's step back and redefine our roles.
5 Ways To Be A Stronger IT Mentor
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Mentoring has profound effects on both the mentor and mentee. Here's how to create a better relationship so you both can reap more benefits.


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