James Song, an inspirational technology thought leader wins the 2019 ABA Stevie Award (Silver) for “Leadership in NextGen Technology”. Jim is VP of Technology Infrastructure at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. In little over 1 year, Jim has transformed virtually every aspect of this $10 Billion a year Health Insurance Company’s infrastructure realizing… Read more »
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Not surprising, AI and Cyber hold the title for the scarcest of IT resources. And, compensation for these skills align to the economics associated with it…… 30 Second Read…..
Employers, Staffing Firms and any other hiring authority are now banned from pre-employment testing for THC as part of the on-boarding process. Just don’t come to work wasted !!!! ……. New York Times Article
In honor of Memorial Day 2019, I had the privilege of spending 4+ hours with US Military Veteran Ivan Cotto who retired from our US Army after 20 years of dedicated service. Ivan was wounded while overseas during Desert Storm, however, that clearly didn’t stop him from having the ability to consistently drive the ball… Read more »
The demand for Machine and Deep Learning Engineers is on the rise as is the demand for those with experience in Robotic / Intelligent Process Automation. This technology, albeit not new, is now penetrating all industries from Retail to Finance, Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, etc. “Somewhat Interesting” Read on via Dice.com
Granted there are many CEOs who run the world’s largest companies who never got their college degree. Some of these CEOs also comprise some of the wealthiest people on the planet. Per the attached read in Bloomberg News, they’ll have you feeling that it could be a waste of time and certainly capital. The bottom… Read more »
Per the WSJ, U.S. employers picked up the pace of hiring in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a near 50-year low, adding to signs of a strong U.S. economy. Coupled with contained inflation, that combination is a favorable one for stocks to continue rising, some analysts say. More to read…..
The interview process has come a long way since the days of “salary verification”. Imagine………..firms such as JPMorgan had the “chutzpah” to DEMAND a 3 year history of your compensation before considering making you an offer. Why…………..so they could apply a magic algorithm to the number that had nothing to do with the value the… Read more »
The market for temporary / contingency staffing grew to a record high of $153.5 Billion representing a 4% increase YOY from 2017. Per SIA Analyst
Per Linkedin, When Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the White House on March 6, he made a point to focus on hiring practices. “Our company, as you know, was founded by a college drop-out, SJ” Cook told the president of the United States. “So we’ve never really thought that a college degree was the thing… Read more »