As a leader, I consider it my highest priority to ensure that my employees are happy. They invest more than eight hours a day, five days a week in my organization; it’s almost like their second home, so, they deserve to feel at home.
An employer’s responsibility does not end with issuing the paychecks on time, giving pep talks, or holding monthly status meetings; it is their duty to plan and establish a work culture that does not inhibit, exclude, or discriminate against employees.
Help desk analysts are one of the most popular and in-demand fields in information technology. Candidates new to IT often start in a help desk position while more experienced consultants turn it into a lucrative and rewarding career.
As a generalized technology role, the specific systems and daily responsibilities will change depending on the organization and experience of the analyst, but some similarities remain across all levels.
A help desk analyst is usually the person, or persons, an organization relies on first for technical support. When a computer freezes, a user can’t log in to an account, or the internet…
Veteran’s day is an opportunity for us all to show our appreciation to those who served. It’s also a chance for us to reflect on the reality that many veterans face today. At the onset of 2019, Veteran unemployment was 3.1% and trending in the right direction.
As of October 2020, though, that number has more than doubled to 6.8%. Finding employment after service can be difficult, and building a rewarding career even more so. We at Peterson Technology Partners would like to be part of a collective effort in our society to help our veterans.
Over 80% of executives currently believe that artificial intelligence has the ability to improve both productivity and performance. I am one of those executives. I have directed my company to fully embrace the AI-assisted staffing trend.
We are so committed to this initiative that we recently built our own proprietary AI staffing platform that is currently in beta testing.
I have personally experienced how AI is changing staffing and recruiting for the better. I believe this will be the future of our industry. I wanted to share the top 5 ways we have already seen success from prototype to reality.
Microaggressions can be a culture-killer at work. They’re so subtle that they often go unnoticed and may even be unintentional. Today, while most of us work from home, they can be even more difficult to recognize.
A snide comment here, a dismissive glance there, even while video conferencing can lead to unintended negative consequences. Regardless of intent, and especially while we work from home, these microaggressions can quickly undo days, weeks, and even years of culture and relationship building.
A better understanding of what microaggressions are, the new challenges remote work brings, and how to prevent them, will lead to…
Hiring candidates is easy. Hiring the perfect candidate is not. With new job boards popping up almost every day, IT user groups dedicated to sharing job posts, and social media platforms now accepting resumes, it would seem that the process of finding the best candidate would be simpler than ever.
That, however, couldn’t be further from the truth.
Those are all great resources to increase the quantity of resumes at your disposal, but what about quality? Fake, proxy interviews were already a concern. Unqualified candidates continue to apply. The recent growth in video interviews, although necessary at the moment, isn’t…
The information technology landscape is changing faster than ever. While some technical jobs are becoming obsolete, many others are growing exponentially. Here are ten of the fastest-growing, most promising, and overall best IT jobs you should be looking for in 2021 and beyond.
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Here is a list of the top 10 jobs to look for in 2021:
What they do:
Web Developers are tasked with creating attractive, user-friendly websites that are as fast…
The author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said: “What’s easy to do is easier not to do.” Nowhere is this truer than in the fragile realm of employer/employee communication.
Difficult conversations are a part of the business regardless of what the business is. The boss has to tell the employee when their job performance is sub-par. The worker has to tell the executive why the project’s behind the deadline. No one enjoys these conversations but, “the truth hurts” as they say, but in order for any company to run efficiently, they have to happen.
The keyword, there, is…
Technology changes faster than Facebook’s terms of service after a data breach.
Much like users whose data leaked, it can be difficult to separate the hype from reality.
Jobs in computer networking, and especially IT security, are leading the already in-demand tech job sector. Over 58% of enterprise businesses report having unfilled cybersecurity roles according to the 2019 ISACA “State of Cybersecurity” report. The sector is currently at a -3% unemployment rate meaning there are way more openings than qualified candidates to fill them.
Mark Hanna, portrayed in “Wolf of Wall Street” by Matthew McConnaughey, gives the most accurate description of market behavior I’ve ever seen;
“Nobody knows if a stock (market) is gonna go up, down, sideways or in circles… least of all the brokers.” — Matthew McConnaughey in Wolf of Wall Street
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