No rest for the wicked … and for late career IT workers

For as long as he could remember, Ben Richardson had big plans for an early retirement.Passionate about computers, but anxious to leave the confines of a desk job, Richardson, a technical adviser in

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Beth Stackpole

Boost your career at the office Christmas party

Sure there'll be lots of food and booze to ensure the holiday cheers get spread around, but the holiday office party is more than just an occasion to have company-paid-for fun at the

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Exploited IT workers will ‘jump ship’ when recovery comes

IT professionals asked to do more work for less pay and fewer benefits might be able to forgive their employers' financial choices, but industry watchers say high-tech workers won't soon forget being treated

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Denise Dubie

How to handle personal questions during a job interview

As laid-off executives flood the labor pool, some employers are seizing the opportunity to "upgrade" their management teams, say executive recruiters. In this job market, employers realize they might be able to recruit

Published on: June 29th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

One-third of employees willing to steal company data if the price is right

More than one third of employees would steal sensitive company information if they thought they could earn a decent price from the theft, says Infosecurity Europe. Research by the security event organizer revealed

Published on: April 27th, 2009 Carrie-Ann Skinner and Jeremy Kirk

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

Six ways to revitalize a dull job

You know the feeling: It was fun while it lasted. You used to look forward to coming to work every day, but now you drag yourself in. You gladly took on challenging technology

Published on: August 19th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee

Why you need to toot your own horn and how to do it with style

I was invited to an urgent, one-on-one meeting with the CIO of a very large IT organization. No hint of the subject matter. Upon arrival, I saw that he was very disturbed about

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Al Kuebler

Talking things out with the boss

Dale Christian, CIO for Avanade Inc. in Seattle, is this month's guest Premier 100 IT Leader, answering questions about communicating with the boss, making the most of a degree in infosec and regrets

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Dale Christian

Emerging workforce require different tools and IT policies

Chris Scalet realized that the next generation of workers will likely require drastically different IT tools and policies as he watched his 20-year-old daughter studying for college classes recently.Scalet, senior vice president and

Published on: December 18th, 2007 Heather Havenstein

‘Good vibes’ stem the tide of talent turnover

The growing importance of interactive online marketing is causing some upheaval in the job market but companies that know how to keep workers happy should have no cause for worry.“During the last Internet

Published on: November 9th, 2007 Nestor Arellano