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How Estée Lauder Companies developed a culture to attract and retain IT talent

Michael W. Smith, CIO of The Estée Lauder Companies, has initiated an impressive array of programs to attract and retain IT talent at the nearly $15 billion global prestige beauty company.

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5 key changes to the H-1B visa program

Changes to the H-1B visa program went into effect April 1, aiming to improve and streamline the application and selection process of foreign national talent.

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Playbook for stockpiling AI talent: Buy, borrow, build

Hiring, upskilling, and strategic partnerships are the cornerstones for assembling talent in data science and AI. CIOs would do well to employ all three approaches.

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Want to create a customer-centric culture? Meet your customers where they are

Digital evolution is challenging for a company as large as Qurate Retail Group. But CIO Karen Etzkorn is helping it succeed by creating a customer-centric culture and elevating digital experiences.

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What makes a good company a 'best' place to work?

Perks are nice, but free lunches, team-building exercises and off-site outings aren’t the key drivers of workplace satisfaction.

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Waste Management dumps legacy processes, drives digital change

By applying three levers of digital transformation, Waste Management is infusing technology into the business model to drive growth.

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7 secrets of high-performing IT teams

Getting staff to move beyond simply meeting basic goals is an art only select IT leaders possess. Here are seven performance-boosting techniques top IT pros rely on.

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Transforming an insurance and financial services giant to meet customers’ digital expectations

Terrance Williams, President of Emerging Businesses and CMO, and Jim Fowler, Executive Vice President and CIO, on driving cultural change at Nationwide, one of the largest insurance and financial services organizations in the US.

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How to make open-plan offices more productive

Open offices aim to spur collaboration and innovation but often have exactly the opposite effect. Here’s how to harness their lost promise of productivity.

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The 3 benefits tech professionals value most

A competitive salary and expansive health insurance coverage are no longer enough to attract and retain the top tech professionals. How can your organization stand out? We recommend offering the supplemental sort of benefits that tech...

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7 tips for leading remote IT teams successfully

Managing virtual work environments requires an assortment of real-world skills and tools. Here are the tactics that inspire creativity and productivity.

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Digital transformation – don’t leave talent development crumbs on the table

When it comes to digital transformation, if you don’t recognize next generation talent development opportunities at the very beginning, the overall benefits derived from the program will be much less.

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What is employee experience? Your key to talent retention and recruitment

A strong employee experience can be a key differentiator in tight talent markets and essential to success as digital transformation increasingly takes hold.

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5 strategies for improving employee experience

A positive employee experience can greatly impact engagement, retention, and productivity. Here’s how to make sure yours is second-to-none.

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How to get that CIO position

Atilla Tinic, the new CIO at DISH Network, shares his strategy for pursuing and getting the position, plus how he approached his first 90 days on the job.

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IT’s soft skills shortage — and how to train up for success

Soft skills are essential to IT success, yet most organizations fail to prioritize soft skills training for IT pros. Here’s how to upskill your staff where it counts.

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What IT work will look like in 2030

Automation and AI are poised to shake up IT. Early indications suggest a greater emphasis on cross-functional teams, deeper partnerships between AI and IT staff, and deep cuts to middle management.

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The 3-round interview cycle is over: 24 hours is the new benchmark

Companies need to act faster than ever before in order to secure the tech talent they so desperately need. Powerhouse tech employers recognize, interview and hire talent in one day.

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IT’s greatest skill shortage: Leadership

The rise of digital disruption and transformation has put a spotlight on IT’s need for leadership skills throughout the ranks. Here’s how organizations are addressing the void.

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4 questions to ask before recruiting student talent for your innovation practice

Leveraging student talent in innovation and prototyping opens the door to unconventional ways of solutioning, serving as an invaluable innovation asset.

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