Tech sector job market remains upbeat despite slowing economy

The state of today's economy has triggered many economists, job experts and hiring managers to warn of layoffs and hiring contractions, and tech pros themselves have become skeptical about job security and future

Published on: September 19th, 2008 Jim Lanzalotto

Embrace new technology to woo young recruits

Like most generations before it, Generation Y - those born between roughly 1982 and 2002 - has been stereotyped based on a cultural change identified with its era. In this case, the group

Published on: September 18th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Using the virtual world of Second Life to snag young IT talent

The competition sure is fierce when it comes to landing good young talent these days. Organizations are standing shoulder to shoulder around the global talent pool, trying to hook their share of Gen

Published on: September 10th, 2008 David Carey

Five manager mistakes that make valuable employees quit

Managers' reality check: Your top workers can almost always get another job, even in a shaky economy. "The best employees are being recruited at any given time. Managers need to make that assumption

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

Smart recruitment key to PEI firm’s business triumph

An ability to recruit and retain top talent, a novel strategy for software development, and swift response to changing market trends are fuelling a Canadian radiology systems vendor's stupendous business success. Earlier this

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Tips for a top-notch IT job interview

You've been contacted by an executive recruiter about an opportunity to interview for a position at a successful company. The job the executive recruiter describes sounds perfect for you. You want the position

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Kevin Daley and Dale Klamfoth

Law gets in the way of security with political correctness: expert

Winn Schwartau thinks political correctness is preventing corporations from properly securing themselves against the threat of an insider attack. Lawyers have gotten their hands on the issue of electronic data protection and made

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Top 10 tips for acing a job interview

So, your killer resume has won you an audience with an executive of the firm you've been aching to join. Now what? The next milestone is: acing the job interview. But this task

Published on: June 6th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Better late than never? – How to deal with slackers at work

In 12 years in IT, I've always been frustrated by colleagues who manage to do the least possible work. They're like Wally in the "Dilbert" comic strips, and management doesn't seem to catch

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Ram Murthy

Canadian IT jobs market heats up as employers prepare to meet talent crunch

Canadian employers are being squeezed by a tech talent crunch...from both sides.Just as a mad rush to get on the Web 2.0 bandwagon is making .Net developers fresh out of school disappear like

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Three tips on hiring entry level workers

What could be easier than filling an entry-level job opening? You just match the skills you need, narrow the candidates down to those you click with in the interview and then go with

Published on: May 9th, 2008 Virginia Robbins

A Gen-Y guide to communicating effectively with your boss

Like every generation, Gen Y is subject to its share of myths and stereotypes as it enters the IT workforce. Sometimes painted as privileged, technology-obsessed individuals who avoid face-to-face interaction, Millennial workers actually

Published on: April 29th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee

Toronto firm uses rewards program to attract and retain precious IT talent

While many Canadian companies are struggling to attract talented IT employees or to retain the ones they have – I Love Rewards, a Toronto-based developer of online corporate rewards programs, appears to have

Published on: April 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Focus on “quality” dominates IT jobs market

Q&A with David WeldonThe Aberdeen Group analyst discusses the ins and outs of getting hired.What are you seeing with respect to IT hiring practices? If there's an overriding theme in 2008, it's the

Published on: April 23rd, 2008 Computerworld Staff