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No matter which industry you are in, it is critical to employ top performers. I often hear managers complain about a particular employee who is not performing. After talking for a couple of minutes, it usually becomes evident to me that the manager should not have hired this individual in the first place. Most of us agree that the hiring process is more an art than a science. What rules can we follow to increase the odds of hiring the best candidate, rather than the best job seeker? Read more →


Are you serious about implementing a DevOps culture? Perhaps you are already using DevOps, but haven’t yet realized all the DevOps benefits on quality, automation, measurement, predictability, and reliability? Then your next step is to make sure you hire the right people and get the whole team committed to your mission. Below are 11 key traits you should look for in job candidates. If you already have a team, you... Read more →


No matter which industry you are in, it is critical to hire good performers. I often hear managers complain about a particular employee who is not performing. After talking for a couple of minutes, it usually becomes evident to me that this particular employee should not have been hired in the first place. Most of us agree that the hiring process is more an art than a science. What rules... Read more →


Today more and more employees want to telecommute while some employers still prefer to have their whole staff working on-site, and this is a cause of significant concern for HR departments. We can argue about the pros and cons about telecommuting, but the truth is that employees from Generation Y (the Millennial generation, born from 1981 to 2000), and especially those in the technology industry and technology jobs are demanding... Read more →


The founders of a startup company are highly motivated by the hopes of a lucrative IPO, which may or may not happen sometime in the future. However, according to Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a Harvard Business School professor and author, what motivates company founders, and senior executives is very different from what motivates employees to come to work day after day. Kanter strongly recommends that executives and managers focus on giving... Read more →


While it appears sluggish in some places, the US economy is chugging along, with the US Department of Labor reporting the October unemployment rate down to 5.8% and an average of more than 200,000 jobs created every month in 2014. The industry trade groupTechServe Alliance identified that IT hiring grew by 7,800 jobs in October, compared with a gain of 6,900 jobs in September. ...more Read more →