14 ways to protect your job

Have people on your department been working on the same computers for the last five years while employees from another department get more frequent equipment refreshes? Did your boss just suddenly ordered you

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to use a targeted approach to land the job you want

What's the best way for job seekers to land a new job in this dismal market? Target specific employers and network your way into them, career experts say. It's sound job search advice.

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Underpaid, overworked help desk staff wait for tide to turn

For corporate IT managers, the start of the new year brings hope that budgets will grow, workloads will return to normal and the worst of the recession might be over. Down in the

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Cara Garretson

21st Century learning competencies: What are they and how must public education adapt?

In our opening article we asked “Is public education fading in relevance to today’s young learners?” And we invited readers to join and participate in the journey of the Anglophone sector of public

Published on: January 20th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Lack of accountability ‘rampant’ in IT departments, expert says

On Tuesday, I interviewed Linda Galindo, an executive coach who has a new book out about accountability: The 85% Solution: How Personal Accountability Guarantees Success - No Nonsense, No Excuses (Jossey-Bass 2009). Galindo

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Meridith Levinson

Should Ballmer take a hike in 2010?

Will 2010 be the year the Ballmer era ends at Microsoft Corp? That subject has been swirling around the tech media world after Newsweek predicted that Ballmer will get the boot in 2010.

Published on: January 5th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

Canada’s top 100 employers for 2010

Last time I counted it was just three sleeps to Christmas Day and about seven more to the New Year. Is getting a new job one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so,

Published on: December 22nd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Man lands job with single tweet

As tweeters go Hal Thomas is definitely no twit. At a time when more than 15 million people are unemployed across America and job hunters are often advised to “send out hundreds” of

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

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

7 strategies to recruit a multicultural IT staff

Diversity (or lack thereof) in IT has been a hot topic in the news and among our clients in recent months. And it's true: IT departments are notorious for their lack of diversity,

Published on: November 30th, 2009 Rachel Dines

New Brunswick teachers give 3Rs a new twist

Teachers in New Brunswick are reinventing education's 3Rs to train students who may one day be the vanguard of the province's tech industry.New Brunswick's NB3 program, which was launched last year, places special

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Tech workers shun physical activity, study reveals

IT workers in the UK, have the dubious distinction of being the most inactive among various professional groups in the country. In a recent nationwide survey fewer than one in five tech workers

Published on: November 24th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

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

Canada’s self-employed ‘get little’ from proposed EI changes

Proposed legislation to allow the self-employed to opt into the federal employment insurance (EI) plan falls too short of what freelance and casual workers in Canada really need, labour advocacy groups say.The Fairness

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Nestor Arellano