Finding the right talent to staff an IT department is never an easy task.
Technology itself is constantly evolving, so the focus needs to be on hiring both talented and forward thinking individuals who will allow a company to innovate and thrive.
The alternative risks getting left in the dust as similar companies speed by on the road to success.
Potential IT candidates need to be up to date on the latest in technological advances to put themselves in a better position to help usher your company into the future.
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Hope everyone had a safe Thanksgiving and we hope everyone is taking advantage of the Black Friday sales — I know we are! There are 6 videos this week… Kenexa has provided a topic on senior women, as well as recognizing the value of the difference. The difference of what? Well, watch the video, it’s explained early on and you will know quickly enough if you want to watch the rest of the video. PeopleSoft has a global search in their panels now – basically allowing you to take action from your search results without...read more
In one of my recent articles, the title “Why all the pain? Is fluff really the cause?”, I talked about the early phases of a project, the phase before and during the acquisition of a new system. Many believe that the protocols and best practices for performing a needs assessment as well as a thorough review of their business processes (whether they are documented, or not) are unnecessary, and are really “fluff”… actually, too many believe this. For them, from my perspective, buying and implementing a new system is just a matter of finding out...read more
The first 3 videos are more of informative than anything else. Though they are promotional for Microsoft Office 2010, I did pick up a few ideas on how to used MSO a little bit differently than I do now. Let us know if you have any suggestions, or thoughts, about your use of Office 2010… Manage What Matters with Outlook 2010 OK, a little bit tongue-in-cheek, but this video delivers several messages on the use of Outlook 2010. See how one busy woman uses Outlook to manage what matters — from play dates, to work meetings, to emails,...read more
First and most important, in the USA is the day we honor our military. A commercial that surfaced a while ago says it all, and given the spontoneity in it, we hope you shake the hands of the next solder you see — even if you do not know them — and tell them as we do, “Thank you!” Is this just a commercial? Well, A Marine coming home has something to share, just click here to read his story… Fair warning: keep the tissues handy… This week’s selection includes a look at Windows Mobile 7.1...read more
At first, I thought I was off the hook — no e-mails about videos this week. Then tonight, I looked at my subscriptions… hmmm… something needs to be fixed! Microsoft is providing a couple of Future Vision videos, one of them explains the Future Vision labs Microsoft maintains for their visitors… I’m just wishing I had a tenth of what I am seeing in this video! SAP has videos focusing on value management, creating and align between business and IT strategies, SAP Business One and iPad connectivity, and another on...read more
LOTS of videos this week! The first 6 are short videos on Future Vision of Manufacturing, Retail, Banking, Productivity, Health, and a Montage for adders. These are being presented here to stimulate your mind while others are actually useful! It is interesting to note some of these videos are 7 YEARS old — and how accurate they are, even though the hardware in the video may look a bit outdated… In their usual quick format, Microsoft presents some thoughts on how to better manage working remotely using Office Web Apps and Office...read more
OK, it is actually Saturday by the time this first Video Friday us published BUT the volume of videos coming out gave us an idea to hold all the videos until Friday. Most people tend to review longer articles during the weekend, and providing several videos seems like a good way to breakup that routine a bit… Now, if we can just get a band to play some relevant HR and Payroll songs… and keep it clean, somehow! Kronos Internships: Your Time Starts Now 4:21 Kronos internships offer students a real-world business experience, rigorous...read more
Topic: HRIS Date: 24-25 October 2011 Deadline to Submit presentations: 27-September-2011 About the Institute for Human Resources – Certificate Program in HRIS. The ultimate goal of the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) is to provide certification to industry professionals in particular areas of HR. In doing this, we are able to build talent pools of highly skilled and trained professionals with critical niche skills and networks that can share best practices across these key HR disciplines. The certification and accreditation...read more
The workforce has changed. We don’t carpool to cut commuting costs — we telecommute. We don’t go MIA when we’re on the road–we have a whole arsenal of mobile apps to keep us plugged in. Many of the archaic processes organizations have relied on to manage talent performance for the last two generations simply aren’t cutting it anymore. For example, Dr. Samuel Culbert argues in his article, Get Rid of the Performance Review, that performance reviews are “little more than a dysfunctional pretense”. Whether you love them or hate them,...read more
The changes that are occurring with technology are out pacing the level of learning, and teachers are finding themselves needing to improvise as well as question their teaching methods… Much of this comes to light in an interview with Renata Santiago, conducted by Mark Hillary of IT Decisions. Both are from São Paulo — and the concerns and thoughts shared by Renata are more universal than many believe. In this video she talks to Mark about the use of social media by corporations with some very thoughtful and insightful comments....read more
If you want to gain the attention of anyone outside an English-speaking country, tell them they need to learn English or have English as a required skill before they can gain a good standing in their career. Much is said about this subject — just as there was when the language of trade and commerce was French (not even 50 years ago). In the age-old argument of this subject, the language really doesn’t matter — it is the requirement to know something beyond their native tongue that will set the debate circles spiraling...read more
originally published 11-Feb-2011 Education – there is a definite importance to this endeavor. Often, that importance is lost on those who need it the most – our youth. Whether you have children or not, eventually the quality of their education — or lack thereof — is going to affect your life personally. If not now, it will later. Some of today’s youth will be our leaders in our later years, some will be business owners, and some will be innovators. Life – without any deviations – is like a...read more
What you keep in front of you is the direction you will go… Many times the “research and analysis” for a new system will be heavily burdened with the obvious – with a flair for the bells and whistles that are believed to assist and help a company with a new system. Consistently, too many projects are started with looking for the right answers… Too many times the project is pursued without really looking for the right questions instead… A simple concept – but it requires thinking beyond the textbook and the normal viewpoint....read more