10 tips for finding a great job in tough times

With the U.S. economy in a recession, the job market is changing dramatically. Competition for jobs is heating up as an increasing number of skilled professionals, laid off from their companies, flood the

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Mark Cummuta

How to create a LinkedIn Profile that makes recruiters want to contact you

As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig.

Published on: January 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How talent management can help you improve productivity and lower costs

The recent economic storm that has battered economies worldwide has sent companies scurrying to take cover. Many have quickly turned to IT cost-cutting plans in an effort to staunch the flow of red

Published on: December 10th, 2008 David Howard Jones

Four fatal mistakes to avoid when crafting your resume

The U.S. Department of Labor recently reported an astonishingly high unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1.5 million people filed for unemployment claims from

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Nimish Thakkar

Canadian firms use social networking tools to find top talent

While a lot of folk lament the IT talent crunch in Canada, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), such as Nurun Inc., are really feeling the pinch. A digital media consulting and marketing firm

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

How to know you’re about to get fired and what to do about it

Has this happened to you? You're headed to a meeting with your boss, and when you reach his office, you find the corporate attorney and/or HR director with him. The next thing you

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

“Skills shortage? You must be joking,” say ITBusiness.ca readers

Many Canadian companies continue to bemoan what they call the severe shortage of IT talent, and the impact this is having on their business.This was also a common refrain at the recently concluded

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

What Pink Floyd can teach techies about team building

I recently read Mark Blake's Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd. It is, as I said in my 5-star Amazon review, a great book about the history of the band that

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Esther Schindler

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

Online HR management tool helps small business manage employee performance

In a business with just a handful of employees, it's easy for the manager to distinguish the worker bees from the drones. But as a business grows and adds staff members who no

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Richard Morochove

Neutralizing narcissists – Dealing with controlling, manipulative bullies in the workplace

Five years ago, Jean Ritala was dating a businessman who started to demonstrate Jekyll and Hyde-like behavior. Well-spoken, charismatic and successful, he could also be manipulative and bullying, telling her that it was

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

Massive Bell Canada layoffs could be “tip of the iceberg”

Cutting 2,500 management positions is just what Bell Canada needs to shet its image of a lumbering behemoth in a market now teeming with lean and agile competitors, technology analysts say.The massive layoffs

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

SF cyber attack a wake up call for Canadian IT managers

A cyber attack that virtually hijacked the controls of more than 60 per cent of San Francisco's municipal network should serve as a wake up call for IT managers in Canadian government jurisdictions,

Published on: July 17th, 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