I know what you’re reading this summer

With summer here at last, offices are emptying out as workers head out for some well-deserved R&R.Even vacation-shy tech managers are venturing out of their cubicles, and when they do, they're trading their

Published on: July 9th, 2010 Mary K. Pratt

8 ways to ensure your best employees never want to leave you

The organizations honoured as Best Places to Work are vastly different in many ways, but they tend to share an ability to keep their most productive people on board.While there's never a good

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Dave Willmer

Tech tips n’ tricks for new grads venturing into the ‘real world’

After approximately four years of lectures, exams, essays, and a thesis that never seemed to end, you've just received a diploma from someone in a robe and been ceremoniously kicked off campus.You're leaving

Published on: June 21st, 2010 Rachel Sadon

Employers can search employee communications with reason, court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employers have the right to search through text messages, including personal ones, sent by workers if they have reason to believe that workplace rules are being

Published on: June 21st, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

New Brunswick releases 21st century learning plan

On May 14th the Anglophone sector of the New Brunswick Department of Education released its proposal on how to shift our public education system to a 21st Century learning model. The plan was

Published on: June 8th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Flex work programs boost staff loyalty, reduce turnover

Financial imperatives are forcing many smaller Canadian firms to drastically cut operating costs.While there may be business benefits to this, one thing cost-cutting doesn't do is improve employee morale.Except when it comes to

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Blog, brag and boost your career with self-promotion

Self-praise is at best unbecoming, and at worst a sin. "We're told by our families, our teachers that nobody likes a braggart," says Peggy Klaus, workplace communication expert and author of BRAG! The

Published on: May 24th, 2010 Stephanie Overby

Why moving to the cloud could give your IT staff the jitters

CIOs and IT managers know they must address concerns like security, compliance, service levels and end-user resistance when moving to cloud-based enterprise software, but they must not overlook a critical area: the feelings

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Three questions for learders seeking 21st century public education

Transition expert William Bridges (Managing Transitions: Making The Most of Change, 2009) cites three questions he poses to leaders when they seek help with change. He asks these questions so leaders anticipate what

Published on: May 18th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

LinkedIn premium account puts job seekers at top of hiring list

LinkedIn announced this week a new paid account exclusively for job seekers called the Job Seeker Premium Account. The upgrade, LinkedIn says, is intended to help LinkedIn members stand out from the crowd,

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Thriving Toronto tech firm shows wisdom of hiring immigrant talent

"Help wanted. Canadian experience not necessary".For many immigrants applying for jobs in Canada --be it as a factory worker or an IT professional -- those words are but a dream. Unless, of course

Published on: March 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to detect bogus job references

There have always been unethical and/or desperate job hunters out there who have used a friend or relative as a reference in order to up the chances of landing a position. Providing a

Published on: March 9th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

Learn handy leadership lessons from ‘Undercover Boss’

With the Olympic fanfare over, I finally had the chance to watch Undercover Boss, CBS's (CBS) new reality TV show about corporate executives who go undercover to observe first-hand what's happening on the

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Ottawa striving hard to hang on to tech talent

Like many Canadian cities, Ottawa hardly escaped unscathed from the 2000 dotcom crash and last year's more recent economic downturn. However, the city is determined to hang onto its IT talent pool and

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano