How to Boost Your Career by Staying Engaged at Work

When you think about advancing your career, you likely consider pursuing new hard skills through seeking out training, obtaining certifications, and learning new tools. There’s no question that those professional development activities are important, but few consider the impact that their engagement level has on their career. For companies, an engaged employee is a highly valuable one, and yet only 33% of U.S. workers are engaged at their jobs. If you’re able to stand out as an engaged employee, you’ll not only be happier at work, but you’ll be more likely to get that next promotion. Let’s take a look at ways to improve your workplace engagement, surrounding culture, and subsequently, your career. [···]

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Exploring the Intersection of Business Intelligence and Data Security

Business intelligence strategy has ushered in a new era for organizations the world over. A strong focus on data analysis has business leaders enjoying reduced costs, increased efficiency, and all-around better decision-making. When previously unheard-of ROI is touted in headlines regularly, it sparks more businesses to follow suit and jump on the BI movement. However, many do so without considering the full implications of business intelligence on data security. [···]

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The Role of Business Intelligence in Small to Mid-Sized Companies

When a new technology or strategy is trending, there’s often an assumption that it will help large, Fortune 500 companies the most. After all, they’re the ones with the resources to be early adopters, and most innovations are created with their large environments in mind, right?

Not quite. Today, companies with 10, 100, and 1,000 employees are finding out they have much to gain from business intelligence and the data analytics that come with it. In fact, by 2020 it’s projected that BI and advanced analytics will be in use in 75% of organizations. Those small to mid-sized companies that wait any longer to adopt business intelligence strategies will have trouble catching up to the competition. [···]

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The 5 Hottest Technologies for Your IT Career in 2017

As a tech professional, you’re already in high demand by definition. The unemployment rate in the IT field stands at 2.5%, meaning you likely have a multitude of positions available to you and recruiters contacting you regularly. But how can you make yourself even more valuable to employers, and really take your career to the next level? The answer lies in obtaining experience in several of the hottest technologies and rounding out your skill set with knowledge in the areas employers are looking for most. [···]

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Is Your Data Reaching Its Full Potential?

Data holds power. By now business leaders everywhere understand that big data has the ability to uncover valuable insights and boost efficiency for their company, but many struggle to reap these benefits. Information must first be understood and utilized appropriately, and making the jump from a plan to an executable strategy to definable results is often a bigger journey than initially thought. With a tremendous amount of information overwhelming many businesses today, how do you know if your data is reaching its full potential? [···]

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Top Recruiting Tools in Today’s Staffing Landscape

The recruiting field is a highly competitive one, amplified by widespread talent shortages across many industries and skill sets. It’s a big challenge to cut through the noise and capture the attention of in-demand candidates being inundated with calls and emails every day. Luckily, there are a number of effective recruiting tools that can help you beat the competition, connect with candidates, and give your own career a boost in the process. [···]

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How Will the Future of AI Impact Your Job as a Recruiter?

Artificial Intelligence is no longer a science fiction storyline, but a concrete reality that is revolutionizing countless businesses across many industries. In fact, 62% of enterprises are expected to be using AI by next year, with the AI market growing to $47 billion by 2020. The staffing and recruiting field is no exception.

It currently takes a specific skill set and mentality to succeed in a recruiting career, but will the successful recruiters a decade from now look different from successful recruiters today? While some worry about job security and others rejoice because of role improvements, here’s how the future of AI will impact your job as a recruiter. [···]

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How Exposed Is Your Business to Cyberattacks?

Taking measures to safeguard against cyberattacks is like taking daily vitamins: everyone knows they should, but often neglect this important part of staying digitally (or physically) healthy. One of the single largest challenges facing businesses today is the fact that the evolution of technology has far outpaced the development of and investment in security measures. Too many times we’ve seen organizations who thought “that won’t happen to us” reach out to CyberSearch in crisis mode.

Instead of dealing with the fallout and aftermath of a massive breach, it’s necessary to be proactive and take stock of current operations while preventative measures are still an option. Let’s take a look at common cybersecurity threats and real-world examples that showcase how two of our clients identified and safeguarded against vulnerabilities. [···]

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How Immigration Reform Is Impacting IT Staffing

Hiring in IT is already a challenge due to a small talent pool, and each day is an indication that this struggle will worsen. Turn on the TV or open an internet browser and you’ll quickly discover yet another news item regarding U.S. immigration policies. Flooded by so many proposed changes, opinions, analyzations, and court decisions, the topic has become a murky river that we are all floating down but cannot see through. In an effort to grasp a clearer picture of what’s happening and what it means for you, let’s take a step back and look at how immigration reform is impacting IT staffing. [···]

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How to Make the Most of Onboarding IT Talent

So you’ve beat out the competition’s offers and recruited a top tech candidate. Game over, right? Not necessarily. Your onboarding process will have a significant impact on the retention and engagement of that employee. At a time when  86% of new hires decide their future with a company within the first six months, proper onboarding is key to retaining talent and preventing negative employee personalities from developing. Closely tied to the longevity of a business, here are ways to make the most of onboarding IT talent. [···]

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