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Buying vs. Growing Skills In-House

Buying vs. Growing Skills In-House

Buying the skills needed for a particular project or department is very tempting for senior managers. The grass often looks greener when viewed from a distance.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (11123)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IT Career Planning

IT Career Planning

Career planning consists of activities and actions you take to achieve your individual career goals. It’s an ongoing process in which every technology professional should engage:

  • Taking a look at your interests and abilities;
  • Planning your career goals;
  • Designing the action plan to achieve your goals.

When it comes to career planning your employer or supervisor may offer their support or suggestions, but it is really up to you to plan your own career. The following are a few tips to get you started:

Wednesday, April 01, 2015/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (14925)/Comments (18)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The More Things Change …

The More Things Change …

Everyone knows that change will happen. I guess we just need to remember that, so we won’t be so shocked and upset when it happens.

It seems that everyone wants “things to change” at work. Many are all too happy to complain about issues, management, or projects assigned to them. Yet, once “change” is announced fear is the first reaction.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (15550)/Comments (6)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Can Benefits Help Offset Slow Wage Growth?

Can Benefits Help Offset Slow Wage Growth?

Even if your company is in the middle of a salary freeze - as many companies are today -there may be a way to increase your “compensation”. For more than a decade, wage growth in the U.S. has been virtually non-existent according to the Economic Policy Institute. The most recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses shows that 2015 may be the year when wage increases could approach three percent. However, even at that level many employees are feeling as though they are running in sand rather than getting ahead.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (14778)/Comments (5)/ Article rating: 5.0
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It’s All About Communication

It’s All About Communication

As a manager it is imperative that you are a good communicator. Often you are letting your team know what you need from them. Maybe you’re talking to clients and must convey what you can do for them. And, everyday you hear from colleagues, employees, even your own boss - and you must respond to them.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (15636)/Comments (8)/ Article rating: 4.0
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