Hey, software developers, web developers, web designers – you’re in demand! It’s estimated that by 2018, there will be roughly 1.4 million tech-related job openings in the U.S., but the country won’t have enough college graduates to fill even 30 percent of those positions.
Ain't no party like a workplace party, because a workplace party is BYOD.
Over 95 percent of employers are allowing some kinds of employee-owned devices in the office, according to the Cisco IBSG Horizons Study. Released last month, this survey of over 600 companies gave hope to employees who would rather work on their own snazzy mobile devices than less sexy corporate-provided models.
Everyone recognizes highly successful companies like Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft, and many use their products. But, do you know how they compare as employers? Each company is vying for the brightest minds in the tech industry. PayScale takes a look at what each one offers potential employees.
From job satisfaction and typical weeks of vacation, PayScale's Tech Employers Compared report and "Battle Over the Geeks" infographic give you the scoop on which company may have the best shot at bringing in the braniacs.
The GTD-Q test offered by productivity expert David Allen will determine, in two minutes or less, whether you're an Implementer/Micro Manager, Responder/Victim, Visionary/Crazy Maker or Captain and Commander/Autocrat. The quiz measures your personal productivity level as it stands today and determines how effective you are at control and perspective, two essential facets of self-management.
By nature, resumes are condensed versions of your experience, skills and proficiencies. Alison Green of the U.S. News and World Report recently compiled a list of items that should never appear on this important document. Are you wasting valuable resume real estate with these 10 no-nos?
In a previous blog post, I discussed the methodology of the PayScale College Return on Investment (ROI) Rankings, which examine the financial return of attending 853 different U.S. colleges and universities.
This ranking has garnered a lot of attention and has played a role in the public debate on the financial value of a college education. While the majority of attention has been positive and the report overall has been well-received, there are some criticisms.
As researchers, we welcome feedback on our data reports and are always looking for ways to improve upon them. However, many of the criticisms we've heard are based on simple misunderstandings of our methodology or the report overall. In this blog post, I will address the points brought up by critics of the ROI Rankings and attempt to clear up any confusion.
If success is what you're after, new research indicates that you're better off not following leaders like Bill Gates. Researchers at the University of Warwick and the Oxford Said Business School found that those with aspirations to move from good to great should instead focus on emulating individuals a few rungs down the proverbial success ladder. Say what?
The tech world isn't having a good year. Just months after HP, Sony and Yahoo announced large-scale layoffs, Nokia and Research in Motion are following suit and scaling back their respective workforces. The biggest cutbacks by far are at Nokia, where up to 10,000 workers will receive pink slips. RIM has been issuing layoffs at a slower pace; for the past several weeks, batches of 10 or more employees were let go. How do these former tech giants plan to bounce back?
Ilya Pozin, the founder of digital marketing agency Ciplex, introduces a compelling argument in a recent Inc. column: Institute a boss-free office to boost employee engagement and motivation. Most employees, according to Pozin, spend over one-third of each workday "doing things simply because they have to." By eliminating the rigid, top-down hierarchy in his own company, he enabled teams to self-manage and ultimately boost their own productivity.