Profile of Marianne Kolbasuk McGeeSenior Writer, InformationWeek
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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in November 2007
During the dot-com boom, employers rolled out the red carpet and waved fat checks at tech talent. Today's carrots aren't 20% raises and signing bonuses, but rather 20%-off coupons on car rentals. But could job-perk programs be making a comeback?
The organizations are among the universities and tech vendors teaming up to provide students knowledge of complex technology, business, and organizational issues.
Who do you think likes his or her job better, you or your boss? A few recent surveys hint that IT worker-bees are happier with their jobs than the queen-bee is with hers. But is the company king-pin the unhappiest of all?
Maybe outsourced IT work and offshore manufacturing are as different as apples and lead-painted oranges. But does the rash of tainted product news from China make you more edgy about the quality of IT work that's done outside the U.S.?
Sixty-one percent of federal managers say their agencies do not have knowledge management policies to help prepare for the impending brain-drain, according to a recent survey.
Moves--or lack of movement--by Congress this week are good news and/or bad news depending on what side of the H-1B visa fence you're on. There seems to be something (and nothing) in it for everyone.
The additional $3,500 that employers would've been charged for each H-1B visa had been earmarked to fund scholarship programs for U.S. students.
A Salesforce.com employee was tricked into disclosing a password, providing the phisher with information on a customer contact list.
Regardless of whether you think the cap on H-1B visas should be raised or not, there are some very specific -- and scarce -- types of talent and brainpower that could help save lives but are possibly being shut out of coming into the United States.
Bad news about the mortgage industry and credit are fueling the uneasiness among IT and telecom professionals, according to HR staffing firm Hudson's latest report.