Fifty years ago career building was a very different journey than the one the majority of our workforce experiences today. Presently, Generation Y, also referred to as “millennials”, makes up roughly 45% of the workforce according to a study by PayScale. Though millennials constitute a larger percentage of business overall, they aren’t staying with companies […]Read more.
Moore’s Law states that computer processing speed doubles every 18 months, a good indication of how fast technology jobs change too. For a job seeker who has employment gaps of more than two years then the odds increase that their skill set may be outdated. However, the way people work is also changing. More people […]Read more.
The holidays are a fantastic time to revitalize your business. As the year comes to a close companies are evaluating their needs and areas for growth, and skilled professionals are considering their future goals for the year ahead. With a surplus of charitable events and parties being hosted during the holiday season, prospective applicants and […]Read more.
Since the economic downturn, most of us know at least one person who lost their job and is hunting for their next position. One of the hardest transitions is for our aged 50+ workforces who are thrown back into interview sweats after being an extended spectator to the game. Newcomers take the field, equipped with […]Read more.
We’ve all talked about how well someone interviews, gets selected for the position, yet didn’t perform as they had claimed in the interview process. As a hiring manager, how can you ensure the interview process will identify the right candidate? You have done your due diligence to narrow down your list of top recruits. They’re […]Read more.
How many times have you heard how the corporate employees at Apple are secretive? Or the Google personnel can bring their dogs to work and Microsoft employees are laid back? These well-known companies have labored to create corporate cultures in their organization and management. Often the words “corporate culture” are used so frequently that we’ve […]Read more.
Contrary to popular belief, the holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year to find talent. Likewise, it is also a great time to be job hunting. November and December are the best months for networking. With all the holiday parties and charitable events going on, the opportunity to meet people is endless. […]Read more.
Many articles have been written on characteristics of IT Professionals, some positive and some well, not so positive. I have come to the conclusion that the expectations of what is needed to be a strong IT leader in an organization doesn’t always match up with what generates a positive, realistic outcome to the organization. I […]Read more.
Source: Gary Swart Last week, I wrote about how personal characteristics were the biggest predictor of whether a potential hire would succeed, even over skills and knowledge. Many of you commented and rightly asked, “how do you evaluate that?” While they’re critical to making the right hiring decisions, personal characteristics require much more effort to evaluate. Simply […]Read more.