Tips for hiring astute IT professionals

Professionals within the IT sector have the rare fortune of not being in the job market for too long. In particular, the industry’s best get snapped up quickly, which is a hurdle for anyone looking for an elite hire.
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Personal robots are closer than you think

Robotics has always engaged the imagination. Fifty years ago, we could barely envisage the robots we now see working in factories. Today, robots are building our cars and constructing airplanes. However, one problem has plagued the minds of robotics engineers for years. How do we bring robots into human environments?

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Transition from tech expert to people manager

Landing a promotion is exciting, to say the least. It means you’ve been recognised for your hard work, and you’re progressing your career to exciting new heights. But what if that much-sought-after promotion suddenly landed you way out of your depth? Unfortunately, this is an all-too-often occurrence, particularly in the IT world.

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Managing talent in the digital era

Author and entrepreneur, Seth Godin often says, “the problem with complaining about the system…is that the system can’t hear you. Only people can”.

No matter how much technological innovation disrupts industries and companies, the human element remains at the core of any business. Systems don’t mistreat people or misrepresent them, they also do not govern poorly or support the wrong direction, people do.

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What does the ‘Experience Age’ mean for technology?

You’ve probably heard the term ‘Information Age’ thrown around quite a bit, but recently there’s been talk of the Age of Information making way for something else entirely — the ‘Experience Age’. The Experience Age refers not to the information we’re so rapidly consuming, but how we choose to consume this information. At present, we’ve reached saturation point with the amount of information we’re consuming. So it’s only natural to get more selective about where, what and how we consume.

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How to manage your IT team more effectively

IT managers need great negotiation skills, the ability to manage conflict, inspire their team and establish a culture of high performance. While tech knowledge is a great asset, successful IT managers need to be able to accomplish a whole lot more if they want to become inspiring leaders and create exceptional outcomes.

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IT is the new career black

The unstoppable rise of the internet, smartphones, Google and Facebook have radically shifted the notion of being an IT executive into one of the most coveted careers. In the 2016 edition of Annual Best Jobs, the global job search site Glassdoor revealed that nearly half of the top 25 jobs reside in the IT industry.

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Can you recession-proof an IT career?

Looking to recession-proof your career and not sure where to start? If you’re already in IT, your best bet is to stay there! Whether you work for an IT company or within an organisation’s IT department, it’s one career that seems to have the legs to see you through from high school to retirement. Here’s why.

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An Interconnected Future

The world is becoming more connected – and it’s all thanks to the internet. In our increasingly digital lives, it’s easy to forget that the internet continues to have a significant impact on the way businesses operate. We’ve broken down some of the major trends for you.

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The tech advantage: how IT is advancing careers

Amid warnings that machines are taking our jobs, technology is indeed creating new ones. The growing demand for technical skills not only creates new IT roles, but promotes the advancement of many existing roles. While the increasing automation of jobs reduces the need for low-skilled, mundane tasks in sectors like farming and manufacturing, it allows workers to focus on more valuable tasks that broaden skill sets and raise earning potential. To take full advantage of tech advancement, people must retrain, upskill and reap the benefits of working with, not against, technology.

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