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The new way to hire tech workers: from the bottom up

As a dearth of tech talent continues to plague business, companies are getting more creative in how they find and train workers to fill key roles. Apprenticeships are among the fastest growing trends in discovering hidden talent.

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What Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and others got wrong with layoffs

The flurry of high-profile tech layoffs in recent months belies the fact that the unemployment rate for tech workers is around 2.3%. What those companies got wrong — their hiring strategy.

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How intelligent automation will change the way we work

Incorporating cognitive technologies with business process automation can bring significant gains in efficiency, revenue, and customer satisfaction — if it’s done right. Here’s how companies should approach automation and how workers...

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Q&A: RPI president says CHIPs Act will spur quantum computing, next-gen tech

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's new president, Martin Schmidt, believes new investments by the US government will bolster efforts to reshore chip development and production, and generate new, bleeding-edge processors.

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Q&A: Expedia CTO details return-to-work program for workers who come back

Expedia Group recently graduated its first group of former employees from a 16-week internship program aimed at reacquainting them to the technology workforce after having been away for two or more years. Anyone who took two or more...

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Q&A: Chase CIO offers top interview tips for tech job seekers

If you want an edge, first educate yourself on the industry and organization in which you're seeking employment, advises Chase CIO Gill Haus — and don't be afraid to be yourself.

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Why more than half of IT leaders may be looking for new jobs

Two new surveys indicate that more than half of IT decision makers and leaders are job hunting because they lack of voice in the C-suite, see few training and advancement opportunities and feel pressures from a lack of IT staffers to...

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Workers with two jobs — is this really a problem?

Canopy CEO Davis Bell recently canned two employees who worked at his company and had side jobs, saying they were effectively stealing. Not so!

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The best states in the US for tech jobs

While the states with the most tech jobs remained largely unchanged in September, many saw slippage in the number of job postings. At the same time, states usually considered outliers gained ground with the rise in remote work.

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Coming soon — a resume-validating blockchain network for job seekers

A foundation that includes several big-name software vendors and tech services has launched a self-sovereign identity service where workers can store verified credentials to use when applying for jobs. In turn, employers get instant...

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Workday expands service that surfaces employee skills

Workday has expanded the sources it can access to determine employee skill sets, which enables employers to search worker profiles to shepherd them toward the most critical areas of their business.

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Q&A: From parkourist to data analyst — how upskilling launched a tech career

Bailey Shaw, a 23-year-old parkour expert with no tech background or college degree, was able to land an entry-level job with a software vendor where he spent the next year learning low-code development tools. He's now a junior data...

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How to build a ‘citizen developer’ workforce

With a dearth of professional developer talent, and low-code and no-code platforms proliferating, organizations are turning to tech-savvy business users to solve application needs. But the shadow IT approach can be risky.

How Generation Z workers are different from everyone else

They're diverse, educated, and resourceful. And while they've grown up with screens everywhere, they crave the human touch more than their predecessors.

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As frontline workers eye the exit, digital tools can aid staff retention

For many retail, hospitality, and transportation companies, employee retention has become a priority — and new digital tools are increasingly seen as an important way to keep frontline workers from leaving.

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Companies move to drop college degree requirements for new hires, focus on skills

A new study shows employers are ending college degree requirements for many jobs openings, focusing instead on skills, experience, and personality traits. The sea change opens up tech jobs to a more diverse pool of candidates.

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Q&A: Chase CIO details what entry-level job-seekers need to succeed in Fintech

IT jobs at financial services and tech companies are among the most highly sought-after by new college graduates with STEM degrees. Chase CIO Gill Haus said he hires from a variety of educational backgrounds — traditional...

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Why Tim Cook is concerned about coding skills

The future of digital everything is currently under pressure and under staffed.

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