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If you’re finding it more difficult than ever to handle both your IT job and your life outside of work, you’re not the only one. Whether it’s a boom economy driving higher demands or a recession stoking fears of cutbacks, there is almost constant pressure for people to put in extra hours or stay connected… Read more »

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At its most basic, a job posting should plainly describe the requirements of the position, the company culture and the overall mission. If it doesn’t, the company is more likely going to get low-quality applicants. Job descriptions also need to be effective marketing tools. They should attract the eyes of high-quality hires and then sell… Read more »

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Teamwork can mean the difference between positive results or setbacks at work. In fact, one particular survey revealed that 86 percent of people credit workplace setbacks to lack of teamwork. With distributed teams and remote employees now a part of the modern workplace, technology plays a crucial role in collaboration, and it can make us… Read more »

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More IT professionals than ever are choosing to become contractors and companies are increasingly leveraging this emerging part of the workforce. A 2016 survey from Deloitte found 51 percent of global executives said they plan to increase the use of contractors at their organization. While contractors get to enjoy the flexible nature of their situation,… Read more »

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Some people do not understand how partnering with an IT employment agency can help meet their career needs, and consequently, they steer clear of using these agencies. However, employment agencies can be one of your most powerful resources for securing a job. An IT employment agency offers multiple benefits beyond simply helping people locate a… Read more »

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As the business world becomes more connected and technology evolves, success as a programmer is dependent upon your capacity to learn and improve. Any experienced developer understands you should always be trying to find ways to boost your programming abilities. Also, improving your coding skills usually leads to greater confidence and who doesn’t need more… Read more »

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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 »