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 Increasingly, these metrics are considered outdated in most types of businesses.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 »

Tech Trends Your Company Should Be Aware of This Year

When it comes to technology, the only constant is change. The big story over the past year was, of course, the global pandemic. From a technology perspective, the tools that enabled our remote workers became the year’s biggest story. Here’s a look at what experts have to say about the future state of tech now… Read More »

The Key to Effective…and Shorter…Meetings

How many meetings do you have every day and every week where you feel like, at the end of it, you’re not sure what was accomplished? You’re not alone. Estimates show that we waste $37 billion a year on unproductive meetings. In fact, of the 55 million meetings that occur each week, 71% are considered… Read More »

Do IT Operations Professionals Need a Resume? Or Can Their Work Speak for Itself?

If you’re in IT operations, your work does speak for itself. If you’ve been working for a company and the product or service it’s promoting is doing well in the marketplace, you can usually thank an IT operations person. IT operations is the backbone of our digital services. Almost every company relies heavily on these… Read More »

The Biggest Challenges to Hiring IT Professionals as 2022 Continues…and How a Staffing Partner Can Help!

It will be no surprise when we tell you we’re facing a critical IT skill gap these days. The latest data shows 76% of IT decision makers say they can’t find the tech talent they need. That’s a 145% increase since 2016. On top of these shortages, there is increasing pressure to innovate our way… Read More »

How Might a Staffing Agency Reduce Your Time to Hire?

Everyone is hiring right now. CNBC is predicting 11 million unfilled jobs in 2022. You are keenly aware that every day passing with an empty seat on your team puts more pressure on your employees to do more. Given that 2021 was the Great Resignation, you know that the longer an open position runs, the… Read More »

Why You Should Give Continuous, Constructive Feedback…Instead of Simply Share Annual Reviews

An annual review is a deferred gratification. In today’s digital world, where information is at our fingertips with the touch of a button, making an employee wait for 12-months for professional feedback seems almost ridiculous. However, many companies still provide written and verbal feedback only once a year, despite the fact that 55% of employees… Read More »