Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel is a writer and editor, formerly of Discovery News, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold

10 signs top talent may soon leave

10 signs top talent may soon leave

In a tight tech talent market, employee retention is key. These tell-tale signs that highly valued team members may be considering moving on will help you get in front of turnover before it’s too late.

13 tips for grooming IT leaders

13 tips for grooming IT leaders

The ability to identify and train IT managers is a key factor in establishing productive IT teams. Here’s what to look for and how to hone leadership talent when promoting from within.

11 red flags to watch for when hiring

11 red flags to watch for when hiring

In the battle for top tech talent, the wrong hire can be devastating. So do your tech team the favor of watching out for these warning signs before offering the job.

IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

IT skills gap: Facts vs. fictions

With demand for top talent outpacing supply, organizations are scrambling for any edge. But any successful hiring strategy begins with a clear understanding of talent gap truths and FUD.

16 time-saving tips for IT leaders

16 time-saving tips for IT leaders

Want to maximize the time your organization spends on transformational initiatives? Here’s how to eliminate time-wasting practices and streamline how work gets done.

Augmented reality examples: 9 ways companies are putting AR to work

Augmented reality examples: 9 ways companies are putting AR to work

AR is no longer a future tech dream; it has become a realistic, game-changing tool for visualizing data in industries from engineering and manufacturing to construction and healthcare.

12 signs your strategic partnership has gone wrong

12 signs your strategic partnership has gone wrong

The most successful IT partnerships are continuously evaluated. Here’s how to tell a strategic IT relationship is on the rocks — and how to get it back on track.

The secret art of poaching top talent

The secret art of poaching top talent

Looking to build a killer tech team? Insiders offer their secrets on how to successfully lure top talent away from current gigs — without crossing the line.

15 ways to advance your IT career

15 ways to advance your IT career

Technology careers may have no set paths, but there are a few time-honored truisms that can help you get an edge. Here, seasoned IT pros lend their hard-earned advice on advancing.

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

10 signs it's time to jump ship to a new job

Change can be challenging but sometimes the best path forward lies elsewhere. Here’s how to tell when to shake things up in pursuit of a new opportunity.

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

The soft skills gap in IT is real. From effective communication to a collaborative mindset, here are the nontechnical skills IT hiring managers are (or should be) looking for to ensure team success.

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