How to help your staff survive the IT squeeze

It's not easy to stay positive in the Great Recession, protracted recovery or whatever phrase du jour is used to describe the current global economy. That's why the mood in the IT department

Published on: April 8th, 2010 Mary Brandel

14 ways to avoid being pink slipped

The threat of a layoff hangs over many corporate cubicles these days.But the smart IT worker can avoid being pink slipped well before the danger signs appear, according to Blaine Loomer, corporate sales

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Former Microsoft VP accuses company of stifling innovation

Anyone who follows technology knows that Microsoft's image as a tech innovator has been kicked around like a soccer ball for many years now. Once known as the innovator in personal computing, Microsoft

Published on: February 9th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

Top tips to energize and motivate burned out employees

In his many years in IT, Robert Rosen has had to lay off employees, implement hiring and pay freezes and oversee other budget-cutting measures that impact staff. And, like other executives in similar

Published on: November 18th, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

Layoffs and budget cuts ruining many IT projects

Recession-related IT budget slashing and layoffs are taking their toll on IT project success rates, according to the results of the latest CHAOS Summary 2009 report from The Standish Group. The Boston, Mass.-based

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Ballmer’s pep talk makes grads feel better about their future

It's a tough time to leave school and start a business but Steve Ballmer did his best on Wednesday to make a hall full of Stanford University students feel better about their future.It

Published on: May 8th, 2009 James Niccolai

3,000 Microsoft employees let go, Ballmer warns more cuts possible

Microsoft Corp. has laid off 3,000 workers, the second wave of a major reduction the company announced in January. And in a memo to employees, CEO Steve Ballmer said more cuts are possible.

Published on: May 7th, 2009 Eric Lai

How to avoid losing your IT job to cheaper rookies

You've been in the IT industry for 30 years, gaining knowledge and experience that's valuable to you and your employers at every step. Now we're in a recession and a new crop of

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Jon Brodkin

Jobs and cash woo IT workers to Saskatchewan

While workers are laid off across most of Canada, Saskatchewan is one province actively recruiting job seekers, including IT professionals. During a recent trip to Toronto, Saskatchewan politicians boasted of short commutes, affordable

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada’s IT skills shortage persists despite recession, layoffs

Despite a cruel economy that's resulted in scores of layoffs across North America, Microsoft's Canadian partners, who specialize in serving small businesses, are still challenged by an IT skills shortage, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top tips for staying motivated and finding a job after a layoff

Find related IT articles on career development, as well as many job postings at ITWorld Canada's layoff resource centre The recession is forcing companies across Canada to do something they find most distasteful

Published on: March 16th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Layoffs leave countless desktops, laptops lying around unused

A huge amount of office productivity devices – including desktops, laptops, servers and handhelds – many with sensitive data on them, are gathering dust in vacant employee cubicles, stockrooms or desks. Pat Beemer,

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Lucas Mearian

How to keep your cool when everyone around is losing theirs

Budget cuts. Layoffs. Doing more with less. Sound familiar? CIOs are suddenly tasked by management with putting out fires on multiple fronts as businesses struggle to survive amid the economy's smoking ruins. Oh,

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Kristin Burnham and Patricia Wallington

How to know if you’re likely to be laid off

"Will I still have a job tomorrow?" With the economy in a far-reaching recession and companies announcing layoffs seemingly every day, that question looms large in every working person's mind. And with good

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Meridith Levinson