Meetings are a drag, and worse, they are often a waste of time. But Jean Van Rensselar of Chicago-based Smart PR Communications says productive, half-hour meetings are doable. "Lack of planning and unproductive discussion...Read More
Running an effective, efficient IT operation is no easy task.
Chris Oleson (an IT manager), Mike Hagan (an IT executive) and Christophe DeMoss (a national consultant) co-authored "Achieving IT Service Quality: The Opposite of Luck...Read More
Think your job is tough? Think again. Compare your daily routine to the those on CareerCast.com's list of 10 Worst Jobs of 2010, and chances are you'll start feeling better about your career choices.
See also: 10 Best Jobs of 2010.
Love your job? So do the folks at CareerCast.com, who put two IT specialties on their list of 10 Best Jobs of 2010.
Their definition of "best job" seems heavily weighted toward sedentary indoor work, available to a broad sw...Read More
The newest Android phone breaks some new ground in the mobile wars — it's available directly from Google, and it's not tethered to a single carrier. But how does it stack up against the iPhone and other contenders for the smart-phone crown? Reviews are positive, but the game is just beginning.
Susan Cramm's forthcoming book, 8 Things We Hate About IT: How to Move Beyond the Frustrations to Form a New Partnership With IT (Harvard Business Press, March 2010), examines the frustrations common to the business-IT rel...Read More
Great coaches can galvanize individuals with different interests and divergent objectives, and focus them on a common goal. Joe Frontiera, PhD and Dan Leidl, PhD, managing partners of Meno Consulting, spoke with elite lacros...Read More
The law protects former employees from bad-mouthing by their ex-bosses, but many references are surprisingly blunt nonetheless. Allison & Taylor, a reference-checking and employment verification firm based in Detroit, released a list of some real-life bad references encountered over the course of 2009.
Workforce motivation expert Jon Gordon, a consultant for the NFL and numerous Fortune 500 enterprises, and the author of The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change, has ten recommendations for reenergizing and engaging employees in the face of economic turmoil.
A recent report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas says social networking services such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are the hottest tool in the job seeker's arsenal. Here are the recruiting fir...Read More