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LGBTQ Work Protections Upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court recently outlawed workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects the LGBTQ population from being fired because of it. Although some employers already promote LGBTQ-friendly workplaces, there are still some leaders that are looking for ways to improve and ensure that everybody is on a level playing field with the same professional opportunities. Read more …


More Diversity is Needed in the Tech Industry

The tech industry continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, and there is growing demand for qualified candidates. Unfortunately, many tech companies continue to experience a lack of gender and racial diversity in the workplace. Read more …


Remote Work is a Top Perk: How to Get it Right

A growing number of professionals are looking for opportunities to work from home, so more IT jobs are transitioning from traditional in-office settings to remote work options. It's also a trend that we expect to stick around well after COVID-19. Just remember that hiring remote workers takes the right approach to be successful. Read more …


4 Tips for Working from Home

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many IT professionals have suddenly found themselves in a position where they're now working from home. Working from home comes with unique challenges, but these tips will help you keep your productivity, focus, and mental health in check as you make the transition. Here are four tips for working from home. Read more …


Remote Work is Here to Stay in IT

Remote work isn't a passing fad. It's common in the technology field and it isn't going away any time soon. As the world around us becomes more reliant on technology and automation, the demand for tech jobs and tech skills will only continue to increase. Without remote work, companies will not be able to meet this high demand. Here are some reasons why remote work is here to stay in tech. Read more …


How to Foster Teamwork

In IT and cybersecurity, encouraging teamwork can help you establish a company culture that promotes creativity, innovation, and problem-solving. Generally, teamwork also allows your employees to complete projects faster and more effectively, but this can backfire if you don’t have the right strategy, organization, and team dynamics. Here are some tips to fostering teamwork in a way that works. Read more …


How Hiring for Potential Pays Off

Are you obsessed with hiring the best IT talent? If you want to find the best, think about what your organization's requirements are and consider hiring someone who has serious potential for success rather than someone who is already an expert. Here are just a few ways hiring for potential can pay off. Read more …


How to Attract Gen Z in Tech Careers

Understanding the traits that are unique to each generation is one of the best ways to attract, hire, and retain talent for your network security jobs. The number of Gen Z members entering the labor force continues to grow, so it’s important for information technology professionals to learn what their motivations and focus on adapting to meet these changes. Read more …


Education and Certification in IT: What You Need to Land Your Next Job

In the technology field, education requirements have changed in recent years. An associate degree used to be enough to land a job in IT, but most big IT companies now look for candidates who have certifications in addition to a degree. It also depends on what kind of position you want. If you want a management position down the line, you will likely need a higher degree. With some of the more technical jobs, certifications can carry more weight than a degree. Read more …


Onboarding: How to Ensure a Smooth Transition for New Employees

Partnering with information technology recruiters is a powerful strategy when it comes to finding the best talent on the market. This should only be your first step though. What happens after you find you the right candidates is just as important. Read more …


What Makes a Great Recruiter Stand Out from the Competition?

There many good recruiters out there, but great recruiters have unique traits that allow them to rise to the top. Read more …


How Is Cybersecurity Making Institutions Safer?

Every year cyber criminals become smarter and more strategic. Likewise, security specialists adapt and develop new ways to prevent attacks and neutralize potential threats. From schools to healthcare facilities to utilities, cybersecurity is working to make institutions safer for everyone. Read more …


The Evolution of Work Culture and How Organizations Can Adapt

As information technology recruiters, we know that today's workforce is a melting pot of generations from a wide range of backgrounds. It takes just the right strategy to not only build the best IT teams, but to also keep the most talented employees from seeking opportunities elsewhere. Read more …


Cybersecurity Trends: Top Threats for Small Companies

Cyber criminals grow smarter and more devious every year. Small companies have experienced record numbers of cyberattacks that have the potential to wreak havoc on their business. IT departments need to stay ahead of cybersecurity threats, so it’s important to look carefully at prevalent cybersecurity trends. These are the most dangerous cyber threats facing small businesses right now. Read more …


Is Work-Life Balance an Illusion?

A perfect work-life balance can be elusive regardless of the industry. Something is bound to fall when you’re trying to juggle professional obligations, a social life, and family connections. As IT executive recruiters, we are aware of the demands that come with these careers and we understand the complex interplay between your personal and professional life. Read more …


4 No-Fuss Ways to Perfect Your Resume

Writing a resume that will get the attention of hiring managers can be challenging. Even small mistakes can cause your resume to be filtered out. In the healthcare industry where competition is high, the need for a standout resume is even greater. Here are four no-fuss ways to perfect your resume. Read more …


Why You Need Gen X Talent

Everyone talks about millennials in the workplace, but many companies overlook the value of Generation X employees. Generation X includes individuals born between 1965 and 1979. Gen X professionals have a unique set of qualities and traits that make them excellent employees and leaders. They are often able to bridge the divide between millennials and baby boomers in the workplace. Read more …


Steps to Developing a Successful Onboarding Plan

An effective onboarding plan is essential for ensuring that new employees succeed. Yet, many companies have onboarding plans that don’t work, while others don't have onboarding plans at all. Many companies give new employees a 2-day orientation and think that will suffice. Employees, however, need more consistent support than this. Read more …


Does Your Hiring Process Pass the Test?

The average hiring process is costly, ill-timed, and often leads to mediocre hires. It rarely ends up being as easy as you think it will be because obstacles almost always emerge. Luckily, there are things you can do right now to improve your hiring process and eliminate some of the inherent stumbling blocks that arise. Read more …


Addicted to Workplace Drama? Here's How it's Hurting Your Health

Working in cybersecurity can sometimes be stressful in itself, but gossip, unnecessary competition, and cliquish behavior can make your work environment an unbearable place. The worst part is that many of us run towards the drama instead of away from it. If you’re addicted to workplace drama, you might be inadvertently hurting your health. Read more …


Improving Engagement Can Increase Productivity and Employment Longevity

If you want productive employees who will stay with you for the long-haul, you need to keep them engaged. Employees that are engaged have more job satisfaction and are less likely to quit. It used to be comma for people to stay with the same company for thirty years. Now it’s hard to keep talent in the same spot for five. It is even harder in the tech field because there are so many job opportunities. Here are four ways you can increase engagement and, in turn, retention. Read more …


A Host of Opportunities for Veterans

Veterans have a higher unemployment rate than civilians. Yet, many veterans have qualities that companies want in an employee – especially in the IT field. Recent studies indicate that many veterans are particularly qualified to work in IT. Read more …


How Can Improve My LinkedIn Profile?

With the rise of LinkedIn, some may say that the resume is dead. Of course, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but increasingly LinkedIn profiles are what really matter. In some respects, your LinkedIn profile acts as a living resume that is easily available online for recruiters and potential employers to see. Read more …


Managing the Hiring Process after an Offer Has Been Made

Many times, when managers need to hire new talent, they put all of their focus on attracting candidates and on the interview phase. But the steps you take after an offer has been made are equally important. You want the new employee to feel welcomed and comfortable. Starting a new job involves a lot of change. Making the transition as seamless as possible will help the employee start off on the right foot. Most importantly, you need to make sure the candidate actually accepts the offer and that they do not change their mind about wanting to join your organization. Read more …


Transitioning New Talent

It's common knowledge that most employee turnover occurs within the first 45 days of being hired. Yet new employees who go through a structured on-boarding program are much more likely to be with the organization after three years. Transition breakdowns occur when new employees either misunderstand the demands of the role, or they lack the skill and flexibility to adapt to them. Read more …


Are You Hiring the Best People?

Many organizations lament that their job boards and online ads are yielding an abundance of résumés from unqualified candidates. Part of the problem is that ads are directed primarily at those individuals who need or want to find a new job. And let’s face it, those are rarely the top performers that companies want to attract. The reality is that the fundamentals of search have changed remarkably little over the years. It’s still the human touch that still makes the difference. Read more …


5 Things Team Players Have in Common

For an organization to function at its best, there needs to be a healthy environment of teamwork. Coworkers need to get along and lift each other up. Most workplaces have a variety of different people who have diverse outlooks on life. There is nothing more productive to creativity than when intelligent, motivated people work together for a common goal. Here are five things that the best team players have in common … Read more …


Cybersecurity: Are You Prepared?

Now more than ever, companies need to be vigilant about cybersecurity. While most organizations know this and are taking some active measures to protect their data (as well as their customers' data) - the question is, are they doing enough? Read more …


Four Tips to Motivate and Inspire Your Team

Once you've screened and hired high-achieving professionals for your team, now you need to focus on keeping them motivated and engaged. How do you keep them employed with your organization for the long term? How do you keep them excited about coming to work every day? Read more …


5 Tips to Ace Your Interview

Interviews can naturally be unnerving for prospective candidates. There are a lot of things to consider, from preparing questions and answers, to deciding what to wear and how to connect with a whole group of possible new colleagues and supervisors; the whole range of variables can leave your head spinning. If you want to ace the interview, preparation is key. Here is a list of tips and tactics for preparing for both a phone interview and an in-person interview. Read more …


How to Effectively Work with a Recruiter

So, you've taken the recruiter's call and you think there's real value in working together towards a new opportunity. You've vetted their credentials and know they are legitimate. Now what? Here's how you can make the most of the experience and increase the likelihood of landing a great new job. Read more …


Increase Retention and Employment Longevity

The concept of longevity may differ from company to company, yet most would agree that having employees stay engaged and retained for the long-term is ideal. Less unwanted turnover means higher productivity and better employee satisfaction. What does it take to get employees to stay for the long-term? Read more …


How to Boost Your Team’s Productivity

Happy employees are productive employees, right? So, what does it take to keep your employees happy, engaged, and productive? Many of our clients are focusing on extremely unique working conditions that provide flexibility and freedom. Read more …


How Can You Maximize the Positive Impact of Your Resume?

First, be sure your resume has real substance that speaks for itself. Focus on quantitative results, not just actions. Ideally you should use data to show the extent of your accomplishments. Use numbers and percentages to show exactly what you achieved. Read more …


Discussing Cost-of-Living Comparisons with Your Recruiter

An important aspect of the hiring process is assessing cost-of-living comparison of your job opportunity. If you're considering a major relocation, then this stage of the process is vital. Yet, even if you are just changing cities or moving to another side of town, it's important to discuss how this would affect your cost-of-living compared to your current situation. Read more …


How Do You Separate Great Recruiting Firms from Good Ones?

There are many good recruiting firms all over the world. Yet, great recruiting firms can be distinguished from the many good firms. What sets them apart? Read more …


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