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Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Dec. 21st 2017) Feature

Here are the Top Tips & How-Tos of the Week for Buffalo, NY IT Pros (Dec. 21st) as based on the story’s likes, shares, and interactions from our social media sites. The content provided is mainly for Buffalo-Based IT Professionals to help keep them informed as they continue to impact and grow Buffalo’s tech reputation. We provide IT Recruiting and IT Staffing for businesses in the Buffalo area.

Top Technical Skills That Will Get You Hired in 2018

Land a new job in a tight talent market’s never easy, but certain technical skills can smooth the way, especially in they’re in high demand. To help you get the pulse on what employers are looking for, we’ve compiled the following list of technical skills that have been growing fastest in demand by employers going into 2018, based on research from job search platform Indeed. “When people look for new jobs, they often use search terms that describe cutting-edge skills associated with the jobs they want. On the employer side, the highly specialized tech…Read More

Trump Administration Going After H-1B Spouses

As many wait for the Trump administration to make a big move on H-1B visas, it seems the government is going after those related to visa holders. Spouses of H-1B visa holders are the target this time. Trump’s White House plans to eliminate a provision that allows those who are married to H-1B visa holders to work stateside under the H-4 visa while the H-1B holder is navigating the green card approval process. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) didn’t say why it was moving forward with this proposal now, only citing the…Read More

9 Legacy Programming Skills Still in Demand

Gartner reports that organizations are faced with a new challenge as baby boomers retire amid a growing skills gap. It’s creating a new demand for legacy skills as businesses face the option of updating older technology or hiring talent with disappearing skills. Updating old technology can be a resource drain, and as more seasoned employees cycle out of the workforce, companies might find themselves lacking skills that are now viewed as outdated. A survey from Computerworld found that, while 65 percent of businesses aren’t looking…Read More

Gender-Based Preferences HR and Hiring Managers Should Know

Two reports, recently released by Dice, and Women in Technology International (WITI) and 451 Research cover gender-related issues in the workplace.  The Dice report focuses on values, and the joint WITI and 451 Research report focuses on viewpoints.  According to Dice, 80% of the Top 10 employer picks were the same for men and women, and in fact, the top five are exactly the same: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. Salesforce and JP Morgan made the women’s top 10 employer list while men chose Tesla and…Read More

3 Reasons You’re Losing Your Talent to Competitors

Finding and retaining IT talent is one of the major issues CIOs face today. Whether launching a digital initiative, transforming into a data-driven organization or migrating workloads to the cloud, the skills and experience of your staff can make or break key strategic projects. So when you have strong IT talent, the last thing you want is for them to be eyeing the door. Identifying and addressing the reasons your employees might leave is incredibly important for companies trying to gain a competitive edge and remain innovative. Here are three…Read More

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