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Staff retention will be key to success

May 2nd, 2016

Staff retention will be key to success

Staff RetentionCash is king for retaining top talent. Short-term incentive design is a complex process with many variables to consider. Although a cost-effective approach for motivating executives, your plans must strike a balance between sustainable value sharing while keeping ethics and pay equality in check.

CIOs need to strengthen thier expertise of short-term incentive plan design and strategy. To help avoid misalignment, CIO must gain insight on how to identify and weigh critical factors unique to thier business, staffing needs, and staff retention.

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Data Scientist job description

April 11th, 2016

Data Scientist job description

The Data Scientist is the postion that is hardest to fill as companies swim in more data than they know what to do with. Big data is the marriage of structured data (a company's proprietary information) with unstructured data (public sources such as social media streams and government feeds).

Big data no longer suffering from the lack of tools with R and Hadoop.  Data Scientist are geared to get value out of this critical resource.

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Requirements for this position are:

  • Masters in mathematics, statistics or computer science or related field; PHD degree preferred.
  • Typically requires 5 or more years of relevant quantitative and qualitative research and analytics
    experience.
  • Solid knowledge of statistical techniques.
  • The ability to come up with solutions to loosely defined business problems by leveraging pattern detection over potentially large datasets.
  • Strong programming skills (such as Hadoop MapReduce or other big data frameworks, Java), statistical
    modeling (like SAS or R).
  • Experience using machine learning algorithms.
  • High proficiency in the use of statistical packages.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience leading teams.
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Employees not productive 25% of the time

March 22nd, 2016

Employees not productive 25% of the time

25% of the time employees are not doing much work based on validated responses from nearly 2,000 employees.

Businesses use absenteeism rates as an indicator of engagement and productivity because it's easy to quantify. But a growing body of independent research indicates that businesses are focus on the wrong measure of productivity; absenteeism is not the major culprit.  While employees are absent from work an average of four days per year each, they say theye are  unproductive on the job for 57.5 days each - almost three working months.

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Hertz cuts 230 IT jobs as it outsources

February 18th, 2016

Hertz cuts 230 IT jobs as it outsources

Hertz will cut 230 IT jobs as they outsource work to IBM. The employees work at a Hertz technology center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Hertz's CFO said they have 1,500 people in the back office, which is quite double what it should be. He said the firm's IT spend is over $400 million a year.

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Hot Microsoft skills highlighted by Janco

February 12th, 2016

Hot Microsoft skills highlighted by Janco

Hot Micosoft skills have been highlighted by Janco Associates in its 2016 IT Salary Survey.  The skills in high demand are:

  • SQL Server - Big Data is the driver on this - Microsoft SQL Server skills can command a 10% premium over other data and database administrator positions
  • .Net - .NET development skills can command an 8% premium over starting salaries for application development positions
  • Sharepoint - part of the enterprise computing environment and Sharepoint skills can command a 9% premium over starting salaries
  • Windows 10 - as enterprise adoption of Windows 10 continues, demand for administrators who haveworked with the new platform is increasing -- many potitions are available
  • Azure - Cloud based solutions are expanding and Azure skills can command up to 10% more than traditional IT positions

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California Paid Sick Leave Law

January 23rd, 2016

California's Paid Sick Leave Law

California laws governing benefits are complex at best. California employers must allow their eligible employees to accrue at least three paid sick days per year. The new law is among a swelling number of paid sick leave laws being enacted in cities and states across the United States. Compliance to the law as well as posting requirements is required.

Under the new law, employers of all sizes, including very small businesses, must allow employees who work at least 30 days per year to earn and take paid sick days. All types of employees - including full-time, part-time and temporary - can be covered by the law.

Beyond the accrual rules, employers must also take some steps to ensure employees know how many sick days they have available and inform them of their rights.

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IT Job Market News

January 18th, 2016

IT Job Market News

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IoT Manager new job title in IT

January 7th, 2016

IoT Manager new job title in IT

It Job Descriptions2016 Internet and IT Position Description released by Janco.  It now contains 273 Job descriptions and a full organization chart.

  • Janco Associates’ latest handbook of corporate IT jobs  found the diversity of IT-related job titles is expanding.
  • Janco identified a total of 273 job titles, up from less than 100 when they first began tracking IT job titles in 1989.
  • Three new positions were added to the 2016 handbook – Internet-of-Things manager, Android programmer and manager of green initiatives.

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IT Job Market continues to be tight

December 1st, 2015

IT Job Market continues to be tight

IT Job Market continues to be tight according to the analysis of Janco. Once the data comes out for the last two months of the year, Janco predicts only limited growth.

Forecast of Annual IT Job Market Growth

IT Job Market Articles

  1. Unemployment Levels over 6% in 12 states  Unemployment Levels over 6% in 12 states State Unemployment Levels Unemployment Levels by State — The National unemployment data provides a measure of the health...
  2. Unemployment rate grim for 13 states  Unemployment rate grim for 13 states Unemployment rate is grim for 13 states.  Both Nevada and California have had the highest unemployment rates for over 24...
  3. Job Market – DC leads the country with the 7.3% unemployment rate Job Market – DC leads the country with the highest unemployment rate 19 states have unemployment rates of 6.0% or greater in December Even with...
  4. IT Job Market is Stagnant  IT Job Market Shows Few Signs of Growth The latest BLS unemployment rate has gone down, but so has the job participation rate which fell...
  5. IT Job Market Growth Slows (16.1) IT job market growth slows to 5,700 in February from 9,800 in January according to BLS data says Janco Even with the unemployment rate falling...

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Small businesses are not hiring

November 6th, 2015

Small business added zero workers per firm last month. Nearly a third (27%) of the small businesses said that they could not fill positions because they could not find qualified applicants.


In addition, Small-business owners are still consumed by a large cloud of uncertainty and cannot find qualified workers to fill their open positions.

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