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7 signs your IT training sucks

A skilled IT staff can mark the difference between proficient operations and failure. Beware the warning signs of training programs that won’t create the IT expertise needed for long-term success. By John Edwards CIO | SEP 13, 2021 Thinkstock In today’s rapidly evolving IT world, having a highly trained staff is as important as taking advantage of the […]

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13 most difficult-to-fill IT jobs

By Johanna Ambrosio Contributing writer, CIO | Sept 7, 2021 The lineup of toughest IT jobs to fill hasn’t changed much since last year, but one new factor might ease the situation in the months to come. Thanks to the work-from-home phenomenon, more people are now available for jobs that were once restricted to a candidates from a specific […]

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Back to business, but not back to normal

The pandemic exposed the myth that the “normal” workplace worked. IT leaders have an opportunity to do better for diverse employees as they chart their paths to the future of work. INCLUSION, INC. By Elizabeth Stock, Contributing writer, CIO | AUG 30, 2021 D-Keine / Getty Images As our lives collectively continue to stabilize after being upended by COVID, business […]

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Employee retention: 10 strategies for retaining top talent

Remote work has made competition for tech talent fiercer than ever, which makes retaining talent a CIO priority. By Sharon Florentine and Mary K. Pratt CIO | AUG 20, 2021 Pixabay (CC0) Employee retention is fast becoming a key competitive differentiator. A company’s ability to hold on to its talent — especially in tight hiring markets — has profound ramifications for […]

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The 9 hottest jobs in IT

From machine learning engineer to multi-cloud integrator, these emerging and resurging IT roles may be your best path forward in the years to come. By Paul Heltzel CIO | AUG 16, 2021 Ingram Publishing / Getty Images Job candidates for the most in-demand IT positions are hard to land in 2021, and that’s likely to continue: Postings for […]

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6 tips for ensuring IT manager success

Are your department managers reaching their full potential? Here’s how to gain relevant insights into their performance — and to ensure necessary adjustments are made. By John Edwards CIO | AUG 9, 2021 PeopleImages / Getty Images A CIO’s success (and long-term employment prospects) largely hinges on how well individual department managers do their jobs. Since performance can’t […]

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4 ways to diversify your IT hiring pipeline

Diverse teams deliver better results. Here’s how companies are reevaluating their hiring strategies to ensure they’re reaching qualified candidates outside traditional hiring avenues By Sarah K. White Senior Writer, CIO | August 2, 2021 Andrey Popov / Shutterstock The tech industry has traditionally relied on hiring new talent from colleges and universities, severely limiting its pool for recruiting, as […]

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7 secrets of IT talent magnets

From offering meaningful work to embracing hybrid environments, CIOs whose organizations have established virtuous IT recruiting cycles share tips on how to consistently attract IT talent. By Stacy Collett Contributing Writer, CIO | JUL 26, 2021 AndreyPopov / Getty Images As the war for IT talent rages on, some companies seem to be staying out of the trenches, even […]

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6 dead-end IT skills — and how to avoid becoming obsolete

Broaden your skills beyond previously high-demand niches to ensure your career continues to thrive in the hybrid, cross-functional, cloud-based future of IT. By Paul Heltzel CIO | JUL 19, 2021 wezlo (CC0) When it comes to skills, the secret to future-proofing any IT career is diversification. In a recent Deloitte survey, a majority of CIOs said that one-third of their […]

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6 IT management traps to avoid

When the work gets stressful, it’s easy to fall prey to quick management fixes that can harden into habits that do more harm than good. By John Edwards CIO | JUL 12, 2021 Lucadp / Getty Images IT leadership is challenging work. In addition to devising technology strategies that create maximum business value on a budget, you have […]

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