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How to assess soft skills before you hire

In the digital era, tech skills are scarce, but soft skills like emotional intelligence, creativity and strategic thinking are the secrets to success. Here’s how to ensure you hire for the intangibles.

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Engineering the hiring of engineers

Engineering is much more than just writing code – it’s about improving a system. By re-engineering our hiring processes, we can bring much-needed efficiency and results to the system.

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7 traits of successful enterprise architects

In an age of digital transformation, businesses need someone who can plan and build a forward-looking systems infrastructure. Here's how to find that elusive expert.

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6 IT roles prime for reskilling

Digital initiatives are not just transforming business — they are also significantly shaking up the requirements of IT roles that support them.

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Career roadmap: Enterprise architect

The enterprise architect role has emerged as one of the most pivotal in IT, especially for companies in the midst of a digital transformation. Here’s a look at what it takes to become an enterprise architect.

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Workplace 2020: 4 defining factors of the future of work

The coming year will move us one step closer to the workplace of 2025 and beyond. The signs are there. The shift is happening.

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Is AI judging your personality?

Forget ‘surveillance capitalism.’ AI-based social media monitoring could cost you a job, college admission, rental property and more – and you’ll never know how it happened.

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The 10 most in-demand tech jobs for 2020 — and how to hire for them

From data scientists to developers to engineers, the battle for the best IT talent wages. Here’s what to look for (and what to offer) when hiring for the 10 most in-demand jobs for 2020.

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Winning the war for cybersecurity talent

Security leaders say they expect demand for talent to outstrip supply for at least the next several years. Your task: develop staffing plans that recognize that reality.

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7 IT salary and hiring trends for 2020

The IT industry continues to face a talent shortage, but businesses are getting creative to fill the necessary skills gaps for successful digital transformation.

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Top 9 challenges IT leaders will face in 2020

From skills shortages to privacy concerns, tech execs will need to overcome a number of hurdles along their digital journeys this year.

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Cloud migration strategy: How to build a team of experts

In order to pull off a cloud migration successfully you will need a team of experts. Here is a look at the roles you need to on your enterprise cloud migration team.

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4 industries to watch for AI disruption

In 2020 we will see the continued impact of AI and machine learning in new industries that will not only help to support businesses, but also consumers.

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What Gen Z workers look for in an IT employer

Gen Z is just beginning to enter the workforce en masse. Here’s what tomorrow’s IT pros and leaders are looking for in an employer today.

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How to develop IT leaders into future CIOs

Steve Faas, CIO of Aleris, reflects on his strong record of turning up-and-comers into CIOs.

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Keys to a successful flexible IT staffing strategy

With specialized skills in short supply, CIOs are increasingly turning to contingent workers to supplement in-house talent. Here’s how to ensure your workforce mix is on target and productive.

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IT apprenticeships: Best practices for onboarding overlooked talent

IT leaders share their experiences and tips for launching apprenticeship programs that successfully bridge the IT skills gap.

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The 4 most common mistakes to avoid when working with tech contractors and consultants

As more employers turn to contractors and consultants to solve their in-demand tech talent gaps, it’s crucial to learn how to get the most out of this relationship. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid.

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Good tech talent is still hard to find (how to bridge the gap)

Companies have big plans for digital transformation, but the lack of skilled IT talent remains an obstacle. Here’s how to cope.

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10 tech certifications that pay the highest and are still growing in value

While pay for tech certifications has been declining overall, these certs are bucking the trend more than most.

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