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Previously existing only in the world of science fiction, artificial intelligence is gradually evolving into an everyday business tool. Companies can now use AI to identify trends and insights in vast amounts of data and accelerate processes, resulting in much higher organizational competitiveness. Prominent tech companies have gone beyond traditional software to offer more comprehensive… Read more »

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Outsourcing has become more popular than ever over the last decade, as the ability to do so gets easier. This human resources strategy has provided a way for businesses to locate top talent at a substantial discount to hiring full-time employees. Simply put, outsourcing is the practice of getting goods and services from another business… Read more »

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Ethics are a critical part of many industries, including law enforcement, healthcare and hospitality. Ethics should also be a major part of any software developer’s job. One major set of ethics guidelines have been issued by a joint task force between the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers –… Read more »

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No. You should not ask candidates for tech jobs about their salary history. In fact, doing so could be against the law. Several states and cities have recently passed laws that prohibit asking candidates about past salaries. These laws were passed largely to combat pay equity issues that many consider systemic. Furthermore, these questions often… Read more »

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Not hearing back after applying to jobs online after five or six attempts is normal. Not hearing back after 10 or 12 should raise a red flag. When you’re not getting any responses at all, you’re probably doing something wrong, especially in a labor market that massively favors the job seeker. If you’re mystified as… Read more »

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Everyone wants to help out a friend and referring one of your friends to your employer has the potential added bonus of working alongside someone you like personally. However, you should know that referring a friend can go one of two ways. Your friend could do a great job and fit perfectly into your company… Read more »

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SSI welcomes Staci Brooks to our team.  Staci is an Account Manager based in Atlanta, GA.  She comes to us from the healthcare staffing industry where she was a proven winner and three time President’s Club recipient. Staci is excited about making the transition to IT, Engineering, and Professional staffing and growing the Atlanta market.

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Certifications have become popular in the tech industry throughout the past 10 to 15 years as a way for IT professionals to verify their knowledge. In particular instances, certifications may even function as an alternative to a conventional four-year degree. The cost of certification can differ by specialty, but a standard price range for training… Read more »

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Downtime for today’s big, multi-layered companies is more than a basic inconvenience. The cost of interruptions, particularly when employees are kept from doing their jobs, can be tremendous. A recent Gartner study indicated that a large business may lose $540,000 per hour or more from an avoidable technical failure. Service businesses that quickly perform equipment… Read more »

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As cybercriminals become more advanced and attacks more common, it’s no longer a question of whether your business will become a target, but when it will be. That simple fact has pressured many companies to reflect on how they confront security concern, and how best to devote limited resources in an effort to mitigate the… Read more »