Tales of skills shortage untrue say unemployed IT professionals

Terri Morgan could sell her talents to anyone that would listen, but software programs used to screen IT job applicants don't hear so well. Morgan has dealt with more résumé screening programs than

Published on: April 15th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Six simple ways to give the “fair sex” a fairer deal

Also see: How to attract more women to IT jobs Although men and women may have the same motivations, women are, perhaps, more outspoken about their desire for flexible work schedules, work/life balance,

Published on: April 3rd, 2008 Esther Schindler

Seven simple steps to keep your PC – and productivity – in top shape

There are those days when malware, viruses, aging hardware, data back up problems and other glitches conspire to prevent you from finishing that report, closing the transaction, or just getting any work done.Sounds

Published on: March 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ontario budget seeks to address IT skills shortage

Ontario's budget, unveiled Tuesday, parcels new spending to the IT industry in the form of provisions for e-health, and spending on skills training.While welcoming these initiatives, IT industry insiders say they aren't enough

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Keys to building a better IT security team

Good help is hard to find, and in the world of IT security, there's little question that finding the right people to defend your operations and corporate reputation is a cornerstone to achieving

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Matt Hines

Using talent management tools to drive high-impact business results

While the market for talent management suites (TMS) is poised for rapid growth, there appears to be a disconnect between what vendors are offering and what users want.Talent management (or human capital management)

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Make more moolah this year

Another year of milestones and launches, and what do you have to show for it?A rekindled resolve to make your career in IT more worth your while this year in terms of the

Published on: January 3rd, 2008 Jason Snyder

Don’t be a CHUMP

Job descriptions for CIOs vary widely. Some companies recognize that day-to-day IT activities often make it difficult to undertake long-term planning.They create a corporate CIO position for someone whose sole purpose will be

Published on: November 17th, 2007 Bart Perkins

Process trumps technology for HR departments

Technology-based human resources (HR) systems are important to businesses but when it comes to talent management, organizations place top priority on process design, according to a recent survey.In fact the use of HR

Published on: November 6th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

SMB: The next generation

Far from drawing battle lines in the shop floor, boomers and Generation Y SMB business owners find healthy coexistence despite differing attitudes towards technology."Technology knows no age limits when it comes to improving

Published on: September 20th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Designs to focus on IT needs of disabled

IBM has so far signed up five universities, including the University of Toronto, for its Accessibility Common Courseware Exchange for Software Studies (ACCESS). That program will help the institutions develop and share course

Published on: May 7th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Students give schools low marks on IT

A roundtable discussion inspired by the research and held in Toronto looked at another danger - a lack of soft skills in and proper workforce preparation for future IT professionals.The survey was conducted

Published on: May 6th, 2007 Briony Smith

IT execs seek Master’s degree in software management

Carnegie Mellon West has set a deadline of June 1 for applications to its Master of Science (MS) degree in software management program, which will be offered on a part-time basis at its

Published on: May 3rd, 2007 Shane Schick

Don’t let them leave

They are the ones who carry around the experience and the information that makes up your company's lifeblood - its main corporate and competitive advantage. But how do you get this knowledge out

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Gail Balfour