Is It Ok to Say No to Your Boss?

Saying “No” to your boss can be tricky. How can you do this without being hit with negative fallout? Maybe you have the kind of relationship with your supervisor where saying no is okay—but if it is you’re in a rare environment, indeed. How can you say no to your boss in a way that… Read More »

What to Avoid When Hiring IT Talent

These days, finding IT talent, particularly for some jobs, is worse than a needle in a haystack. Sometimes, it’s much worse. You may think you’ll take on just about anything and anyone when looking at job candidates. You need people and you need them yesterday. But consider the effect of one bad hire on the… Read More »

Want to Work in a Different Department? Here’s How to Tell Your Boss It’s Time to Transfer

Approaching your boss for a transfer can be difficult, especially if you’ve been working for the same person for a few years. Understandably, you’d want a change at some point. At the same time, you don’t want your boss to take your request personally and you don’t want to leave your team shorthanded. So, how… Read More »

What to Do to Develop Effective Work Relationships

Okay, developers, the days of hiding in your cubicle are over. Most IT job candidates understand the importance of working with a team to complete a complex software or hardware project. But sometimes it’s hard to build these bridges between teams. How can you develop effective work relationships, even if you’re working remote. This article… Read More »

Naked & Afraid

A Survivor’s Tips for Avoiding the Latest Digital Scams scam /skam/ (def):   a dishonest scheme; a fraud. fraudster / frȯd-stər/ (def):  one who intentionally engages in deceit or trickery; a person who is not what he/she/they seem to be. An Unfortunate Reality:  The Rising Tide of Digital Scams in Today’s Inter-Connected World To this day… Read More »

Unhappy in Your Current Job? Here are Some Tips to Make That Job Work for You

If you have a sinking feeling when Monday comes around, you’re not alone. More than half of the American workforce say they are unhappy in their current job. This is one of the contributing factors in the Great Resignation, a six month period where more than 24 million people quit jobs. But is the grass… Read More »

Why Reactivating Your Tech Talent Pool is Your Recruiting Secret Weapon

How many resumes come into your company each day? Each week? Annually? These applicants comprise a pool of potential technical talent that you should continually mine for your organization. When was the last time you sifted through their resumes and spoke with some of these candidates? Is it possible there are hidden technology gems in… Read More »

Why is Partnering with a Staffing Vendor for Your IT Projects and Hiring Demands Valuable?

Digital transformation is ongoing despite slowing down a little during COVID. The c-suite is just as interested in creating seamless IT innovations to improve their business as they always have been. But now, we’re facing unprecedented labor shortages proving just as challenging as the IT projects themselves. What if there was one answer to the… Read More »

Where is Big Data Headed?

In the digitally-connected world we live in, organizations have been collecting increasing amounts of data for the past decade or more. Now, those organizations are thinking strategically about how to use the information they’ve gathered to fuel data-driven decisions that propel them forward. Big data is hot for obvious reasons, but what can we expect… Read More »

What Does the Future of Work Look Like for Network Engineers?

Many people are wondering right now if automation is going to take over their jobs. IT isn’t immune to this line of thinking, even while developers apply machine learning algorithms that make software more intelligent and efficient. Some worry that the role of the network engineer will disappear over time. This blog will look at… Read More »