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Amid talent crunch, Microsoft looks to keep workers through pay hikes, bonuses

Microsoft is scrambling to keep workers in the fold amid tempting wage increases from rivals as tech talent becomes harder to find. Among other things, it's increasing annual stock-based compensation by at least 25% for some mid- and...

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No degree? No problem. Tech firms move away from college requirement for new hires

With a 2% unemployment rate, the tech industry is rethinking what job applicants need to get hired. Skills-based hiring is on the rise, and 59% of employers are considering eliminating college degree requirements — changes that could...

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Low-code tools can fill a void caused by the Great Resignation

With a dearth of skilled developers, more organizations are turning to low-code software development so enterprise users with little formal coding experience can build business apps. But the results aren't always the highest quality....

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Q&A: What tech firms can do to grow their Black workforce

Research firm Jobs for the Future surveyed more than 1,000 Black adults and analyzed 200 organizations with successful strategies for hiring Black tech workers. JFF vice president and report lead author Michael Collins discusses the...

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Women, minorities less inclined to return to office, face 'proximity bias'

Minorities and women are less enthused about a return to the office full time because of caretaker responsibilities, concerns about safety and security, and feelings of inclusion, a recent survey found.

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What business can learn from the Afghanistan withdrawal and the Ukraine war

When decisions go bad, you can almost always blame inadequate intelligence, wrong assumptions and a focus on casting blame.

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Report: US Black workers in tech switch jobs more often, feel less connected

Findings from a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates and Valence found that Black tech workers still face systematic workplace barriers.

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Business execs see hiring as top issue in '22, even as pandemic wanes

A survey by PwC shows hiring issues and workplace equity are top concerns, even in corporate boardrooms. Overall, business leaders expressed optimism for the year ahead.

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CFOs eye tech investments to attract, retain talent with AI/ML skills

A survey by a financial services and human resources software vendor showed CFOs are on the hunt for finance professionals who have skills in AI and ML platforms that can be used to parse data and tell a business value story.

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Talent war to push CIOs toward consultancies, managed services in '22

As organizations struggle to find IT talent to fill their needs, CIOs will find they have little choice but to outsource work, according to a new IT spending forecast. But they may be able to move past short-term goals and focus on...

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In IT, Boomers are out, raises are rising — and change is coming

As Gen Xers and Yers take over key IT roles within enterprises, they're demanding not just higher pay, but better working conditions -- and more attentive managers.

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No end in sight for the Great Resignation; workers keep quitting for better pay, benefits

A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, and a survey by a job search site found nearly three-quarters of full-time employees might follow suit over the next year seeking higher pay and better benefits.

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The rise of digital bosses: They can hire you — and fire you

Automated software programs that help hire employees and monitor their work are becoming more popular as companies grapple with how to manage a disparate, remote workforce.

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CIO Think Tank: Reinventing IT

As companies accelerate out of pandemic disruption, how can IT meet increasing demands — and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, dozens of IT leaders offered key insights about the road ahead.

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Tech wages: Women, minorities still paid less in 2020

A survey of tech firms in the US, UK, and Canada shows that the wage gaps with white men are decreasing for new hires, but many existing employees lost ground in several segments.

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How to fix the Apple tech skills gap

It makes sense to develop free tech-support courses to nurture untapped talents as Apple's market grows.

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Tech salaries rose in 2020 — despite COVID-19

A Dice.com survey shows that pay rose 3.6% despite the pandemic, and by more than 10% in some regions. But the higher wages went to just 52% of tech workers.

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The Apple University guide to effective business management

How to run a tech company (or anything else) the Apple University way.

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