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 »

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 »

What is Good Company Culture and Why is it So Important?

With so many jobs in IT right now, your tech staff can afford to be picky about the company culture they’re stepping into. But even in times where jobs are scarce, company culture matters. Nearly 50% of employees in all sectors today say that company culture matters when picking a new job; 86% say they’ll… 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 »

How to Get Noticed More as a Remote Worker

Out of sight, out of mind. That’s exactly what you don’t want to have happen if you are a remote worker these days. If you’re on-site, it’s sometimes easier to get noticed in a positive way that advances your career. But if your couch is your office cubicle, it can be harder to get notices… Read More »

Performance Management and Why it is Crucial for Your Business

Still, doing annual evaluations? Increasingly, these metrics are considered outdated in most types of businesses. Perhaps this is why Gartner says 87% of hiring managers are considering revamping their performance management processes. Maybe they’ve been listening to the more than 90% of employees who say that traditional performance management tools don’t work anymore. Why is… 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 »

Received a Job Offer? Here’s Some Tips on How to Negotiate Your Salary

The data tells us that 79% of employees that ask for a raise get one. But what about if you are a newly (almost) hired worker? A question that almost all job seekers ask these days is: Should I negotiate the salary offering on a new job offer? CNBC says you should—even if it’s your… 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 »