IT News - Careers

Sacha Giese reflects on the skills and priorities of tech professionals, for now and tomorrow in an article for ITProPortal.

"Faced with today's tech realities and the expectations of tomorrow - tech professionals in 2019 are finding themselves at a significant crossroads, forced to ask inward-looking questions: Are they equipped to successfully manage today's increasingly complex tech environments and emerging technologies? Do they have the skills and training necessary to confidently manage new technology innovations? Where do their personal aspirations fit into the expectations on the horizon?..."

"Callum Adamson, CEO at Distributed explores why outsourcing and direct hiring won't solve the skills gap in an article for ITProPortal.

"It's common knowledge that there is a shortage of developer talent globally. With estimates that 1 million computer programming jobs will go unfilled by 2020 in the U.S. alone, try as they might, universities and colleges across the world just can't push out computer science graduates fast enough. This creates a double edge sword for the industry, one that is good for developers, as they are likely to have their pick of jobs, but simultaneously a situation where organisations can't get the stable resourcing they need to keep up with the pace of digitalisation..."

The 3 Ps Of Preparing An Effective Employee One-On-One
Business 2 Community, April 30th, 2019

"There's a fine line between micromanaging and leaving people to their own devices, notes Scott Schulte in Business 2 Community.

"It's important to check in regularly with employees - not because you need to monitor their every move, but because direct managers and supervisors serve as the public face of 'corporate' to lower-level employees.

Lack of engagement drains an employee's productivity, typically causing him or her to look for work elsewhere; in this case, there's not much a company can do about it. This is why most organizations conduct regular one-on-one meetings with employees at all levels. So why does Gallup's 'State of the Global Workplace' report suggest only 15% of employees are engaged?..."

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