Five Soft Skills to Look for in Tech Candidates

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When you’re looking to hire the best talent, you’re probably looking for things like experience, education, certifications and even professional organizations. You might call references and double-check project portfolios. But in addition to making sure they have all the technical and experiential qualifications in place, the best candidates are usually more well rounded and have… Read more »

Is Your Interview Process Scaring Away Candidates?

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By now, Google’s infamous job interview brain teasers have become the stuff of legend. To wit: “A coin was flipped 1,000 times and there were 560 heads. Do you think the coin is biased?” While a thorough and rigorous recruiting and vetting process is necessary to ensure your company is attracting and retaining the best… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Remote Employees

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Remote employees (also known as a distributed workforce) can add considerable value to an organization. From greater productivity and cost savings to the ability to recruit from a broader and more diverse talent pool, flexibility is the name of the game in the modern workforce. But with location freedom comes a greater degree responsibility.  Putting… Read more »

Build Trust

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

Tech to Exec

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Making a Successful Transition What happens when a star technical staffer is suddenly promoted to management? Typically, expectations run high. A sense of excitement develops in the department. Senior management eagerly anticipates the results their new star will produce. And then reality hits…Most newly minted managers find the transition from technician to manager to be… Read more »