10 things great techs will do – and 2 they won’t

The job market for skilled IT workers is hot, and many companies are in a difficult position: They already have great techs on their staffs, but are worried about how they can keep them on board. 

What your employees really want

High salaries may be the most obvious way to get applicants to want to work for your department and keep staffers happy in-house. But there are other perks they’re after, too. And offering just one might be able to boost the quality of workers in your department. 

Get ready to start dishing out overtime to your techs

New rules from the Department of Labor (DOL) could have a big impact on how IT employees are paid overtime – and the bottom line. And before you think, “No one in my department gets paid overtime,” know this: They soon may have to. 

Hiring set to pick up for the rest of the year

IT pros who are looking to add talent in 2016 may not want to wait: Some of their competitors are getting a jump on things, looking to add staff before the end of 2015. 

Simple change could result in better hiring results

Finding IT talent can be a challenge in such a competitive job market. One twist on hiring could result in finding qualified candidates others may have missed, though. 

Most IT pros saw a raise, still looking for more

The annual ComputerWorld IT Salary Survey found that many IT pros saw their compensation increase in the last year. But for some that may not be enough – and a career change could be in the future. 

Hire techs like Google … more or less

A Google HR exec has a new book out that tells you how to hire the best candidates just like Google does … that is, if you have a nearly unlimited budget and a giant organization behind you. 

3 ways to keep absenteeism from derailing projects

IT is more specialized than ever. While having teams of experts is often a good thing, there is a major downside: Absenteeism can quickly derail a project. 

10 must-have skills for IT pros: And where to find them

Good help might be hard to find these days. But finding good candidates with the right skills can seem downright impossible. 

The factor that leads to 42% of employees quitting their jobs

Stress at work isn’t just a minor annoyance. If it isn’t kept in check, it can lead to employees checking out according to a recent survey.