Archive for “IT” Category

How To Create A Successful Hybrid Work Culture in 2021 & Beyond

The landscape of work is shifting. Now, more than ever, employers and employees understand that most white-collar jobs can be performed remotely. Remote work benefits both the company and its team members, but many employers and employees are concerned that a 100% remote workplace would erode their company culture. PWC’s June 2020 survey shows that: … Read More

Cyber Threats: Protecting Your Business in A Remote Work World

Opportunistic criminals abound in the era of COVID-19. With the huge increase in remote work, bad actors are out in force with sneaky phishing schemes and cyber-attacks. (Because the health and safety, business continuity and PPP loan compliance issues weren’t bad enough already!) Thankfully, several government agencies have provided free resources and guidance on how … Read More

Why Diversity and Inclusion is a Must for Every Tech Company

The undeniable benefits of a diverse workforce. Businesses are beginning to accept the need for a more diverse and inclusive workforce as conventional wisdom. A series of company case studies have shown a clear connection between diversity and business outcomes. For example, one study conducted by Accenture found that companies with disabled persons well represented … Read More

The Full Adoption & Impact Of Remote Tech Work Due To COVID-19

  Even though the remote work trend was already increasing, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the process into hyperdrive. The new reality is that everyday people now use advanced connectivity tools such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Team, and many others. If brick-an-mortar businesses and families have adopted collaborative tech, what does this mean for … Read More

How to Seamlessly Onboard Physically Distanced Employees

So you’re new to remote onboarding… Despite the number of remote work assignments being on the rise prior to the outbreak, remote work was still the exception, not the rule. Now that you have no choice but to physically distance yourself from staff, your well-established, on-site onboarding procedures have all been thrown out the window. … Read More

How Covid-19 Impacts The Tech Job Market – Some Good News

The current Coronavirus pandemic has dealt a crushing blow to the world economy. Every sector has been hit hard, and the IT space is far from exempt. Still, if we look carefully, the crisis has actually stimulated need in some areas. Let’s take a look at the new tech job opportunities arising out of the … Read More

Why Your Cybersecurity Certification May (Or May Not) Land You A Job In Information Security

A Misunderstood Profession:  Information security (IS) was, and still is, a misunderstood market segment.  Conversely, information technology (IT) seems to be a well-known and pervasive market. And even now, with the overused term “cybersecurity”, information security seems to be the middle child. So what exactly is information security? Information security or “infosec” is the practice … Read More

No Time To Waste. How To Hire IT Talent Faster In Tight Jobs Market.

In the tight IT labor market, there’s a huge disconnect between how long candidates are available (days) and how long employers take to select a candidate (weeks). In one of the tightest labor markets in history, IT workers disappear from the market in a flash. Meanwhile, companies are left shorthanded. What are some ways to … Read More

H1-B Restrictions Lead To IT Labor Market Implications

It is well known that the US tech industry relies heavily on highly specialized professionals who come to the US on work visas. The most common type of work visa issued to IT professionals is the H1-B visa. The H1-B visa specifically applies to non-immigrants who possess specialized knowledge and hold at least a Bachelor’s … Read More

The Global Rise Of Temporary Staffing To Maximize Profits And Efficiency

You’ve likely noticed this past year that the makeup of the global workforce is shifting. According to global research conducted by Mercer in 2019, 79% of global employers expect temporary and freelance workers to substantially replace full-time workers in the near future. This highly effective workforce planning strategy is increasing in popularity for a number … Read More

5 Regional Hotspots in the Ever-Changing IT Jobs Market

While Silicon Valley and New York City continue to be major tech hubs, the old guard doesn’t call the shots in the IT labor market anymore. For instance, the high cost of living in San Jose has driven tech companies and workers to seek more affordable pastures. Plus, with the rise of remote teams, location … Read More

Remote Work: The New Standard for IT Jobs?

Employees Expect a Work-From-Home Option More than half of employees in the US already work remotely at least once a week. Remote work is becoming the norm, particularly in the IT industry.  57% of IT employees worked remotely in 2016, and more companies are offering remote work every year. As remote work becomes more mainstream, … Read More

The Positive Effect of AI On The Job Market

The Positive Effect of AI on the Job Market Popular media keeps announcing the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) on the job market will be negative. Others are even warning us about the end of civilization due to smart machines. Still, insightful businesses have been applying AI and machine learning to create new opportunities for … Read More

5 Ways to Spot Phishing Scams Aimed at Your Workforce

Like most employers, you likely need your workforce to communicate freely and operate somewhat independently. The fact that you can’t control your employees’ every move makes threat awareness education imperative. There are many threats to information security that human beings enable. Humans are particularly vulnerable to the threat of Phishing. According to ISACA, Phishing is … Read More

IT Talent Shortage Risks And Solutions

How To Handle The Emerging Risk Of Our IT Talent Shortage According to Gartner, talent shortage is the top emerging risk facing organizations today. This situation is particularly painful when seeking IT workers as revealed by Harvey Nash and KPMG. In their annual CIO Survey, 65 percent of CIOs said hiring challenges are damaging the … Read More