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Content tagged with Team Building & Staffing posted in July 2014
Doing Business Without Handshakes
Commentary  |  7/29/2014
Handshakes make us feel comfortable in business settings -- and spread germs that make us sick. Perhaps it's time for a new custom.
Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting
Commentary  |  7/29/2014
Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet.
How To Be An Office Hero: 3 Myths, Busted
Commentary  |  7/28/2014
You rely on a set of social assumptions to get ahead at work, but some of those assumptions don't match with science.
Bubblemania: Will We Party Like It's 1999?
Commentary  |  7/25/2014
Feverish tech activity is exciting and in many ways similar to 15 years ago. We aren't at dot-bomb levels of hysteria, but there's one big problem that may threaten growth.
Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations
Commentary  |  7/25/2014
Patients may see 50 different hospital employees during treatment. Don't let different collaboration styles among your multigenerational staff hinder patient care.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech
News  |  7/24/2014
IT jobs in the tech sector will stall while non-tech industries will drive IT job growth, impacting job geography and skills, says new report.
IT Leaders, You're The Cavemen Who Survived
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
The ability to spot an anomaly in hundreds of lines of code isn't all that different from Neanderthal man picking out the weakest wooly mammoth -- and don't let anyone tell you different.
Gender Judo: Salary Negotiation Tactics For Women
Commentary  |  7/24/2014
Are good girls ambitious? Flip gender expectations on their head with these salary negotiation moves.
Agile Dev: Don't Take The Easy Way Out
News  |  7/23/2014
It's easy to lose track of Scrum principles and best practices. Do these Scrum anti-patterns affect your development process?
The IPv6 Skills Crisis
Commentary  |  7/23/2014
As IPv6 adoption ramps up, there aren't nearly enough experts and trainers to fulfill the demand. Here's how to start educating yourself.
Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
News  |  7/21/2014
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
Why Enterprises Need To Adapt To Agile
Commentary  |  7/21/2014
Today's large businesses are not too big and inflexible to be agile. Here's why.
Salary Negotiation For Women: Ask The Expert
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
InformationWeek salary survey data shows the gender pay gap remains alive and well in IT. One reason: Women walk a tricky tightrope during the negotiation process.
IT Career Advice: How To Sell
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
IT leaders must sell ideas and projects to be successful, but few are trained in sales. Here are some tips.
Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
Geekend: Familiar Faces Can Be Friendly (Or Dangerous)
Commentary  |  7/18/2014
Studies show we pick our friends -- and employees -- based on visible and invisible similarities.
Microsoft Slicing 18,000 Jobs: More Change Ahead
News  |  7/17/2014
Microsoft announces largest layoff in its history as it restructures and integrates recently acquired Nokia devices unit. CEO Satya Nadella promises sweeping organizational changes.
CIO-CMO Relationship: Plagued By Digital Pretenders
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
Digital strategies that focus only on customer engagement are shallow. But to go deeper, CIOs and CMOs must be partners.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
7 Ways To Avoid Self-Service IT Pitfalls
Commentary  |  7/16/2014
Moving routine work from IT to end users can increase efficiency and save serious money. But too many projects fall flat.
9 Job Hunt Tips For Older IT Pros
Slideshows  |  7/16/2014
The IT job market isn't always kind to professionals of a certain age. Use these strategies to improve your odds.
3 Cardinal Rules For Managing Your Boss
Commentary  |  7/15/2014
Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to interactions with your boss. Instead of blaming him for your problems, learn his style and adapt.
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
UPMC Tech Dev Center Chief Discusses Digital Strategy/Disruption
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2014
Rebecca Kaul discusses the importance of a separate development group that isn't part of core IT operations.
9 Books IT Leaders Should Read
Commentary  |  7/9/2014
Here's a mix of business books and compelling novels to help inspire new ideas this summer.
12 Tech Greats: Where Are They Now?
Slideshows  |  7/9/2014
What happened to Rod Canion, Andy Grove, and their peers who shaped modern technology? Catch up on some original tech visionaries.
Retention Strategy: Treat Everyone As An Individual
Commentary  |  7/8/2014
It pays for IT leaders to leverage and cater to their people's unique talents, competencies, attitudes, and needs.
4 Steps To Build A Better Mobile Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014
Designing a mobile app that solves real business problems requires a four-step approach. Here's how jeweler Alex and Ani did it.
Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Commentary  |  7/7/2014
More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
Too Old To Earn Big In IT?
Commentary  |  7/7/2014
If you're feeling like your IT career has passed its 'sell by' date, you're not alone, according to the results of our latest flash poll.
Our Definitions Of Leadership Are Mostly Wrong
Commentary  |  7/3/2014
We don't have enough strong leaders. No wonder. We can't even define the term.
Monster Tool Aggregates Your Social Posts For Job Recruiters
News  |  7/2/2014
What do your public social network posts say about you? TalentBin by Monster aggregates them into a database for hiring managers -- whether you're looking for a job or not.
Hadoop Jobs: How To Outsmart Unicorn Hunters
Commentary  |  7/2/2014
While some employers insist on searching for mythical perfect candidates, mere mortals can win Hadoop jobs. Search wisely and demonstrate the right blend of skills.
How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
Commentary  |  7/2/2014
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
5 Ways To Build A Balanced IT Team
News  |  7/1/2014
Here's how one CTO assembles and cultivates a well-balanced IT team. Consider some of his hiring and talent tactics.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
Is Your IT Team Working In A Vacuum?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014
Consider these three ways to make sure IT's goals are aligned with business goals.
Finding Talent: What IT Can Learn From Baseball
Commentary  |  7/1/2014
IT organizations and pro baseball teams both need talented players. IT can take lessons from a small-market team that stays competitive in a league dominated by big payrolls.


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