It’s not popular to say, but technology isn’t the answer to all your business problems. As a leader, you know that your people are the company’s most important asset. The true path to gaining operational efficiencies remains in your team and how they use technology, which means you’ll need to train and empower them.
You probably put a lot of time and resources into recruiting top talent. Are you putting as much effort into training the team you recruited? Every employee in your company needs training regardless of their position or skill level — from the C-suite to your front-line service staff.
Companies like Google emphasize curiosity above all else in their hiring process because curiosity is the key to innovation and creativity. These traits are hard to ferret out from a resume, though. You’ll have to read between the lines and listen carefully to your candidates.
In some ways technology investments have made your IT team’s job easier. In others, technology has made their jobs tougher. As business tools become more feature-rich they become more complex, which means more training for everyone. And we do mean everyone, which is a big task that requires rethinking.
If your business is like most, you’ve adopted at least one new technology in the past couple years. Whether that’s a cloud solution or Salesforce Lightning, you likely either trained your IT staff or hired people to implement the system. But have you trained the rest of your team how to use that technology?
There’s never a bad time to be thinking about certification. Earning a cert shows your commitment to learning new things and keeping your skills up to date. We break down the most in-demand and cost-effective IT certifications to go after this year!
Raises, and specifically asking for them, can be a tricky proposition. If you’re careful, it can backfire. So it’s important to take some time and think about how you can position yourself for a successful outcome, or how to handle being told, “No.”
It’s timeless advice: If you want to succeed in IT, you’ve always got to always be learning and keeping your skills sharp. To help inspire you, we identified the IT certifications you should add to your IT resume in 2018.
Are you looking to advance your career and boost your paycheck? IT certification can help you do both. Yes, some certs are spendy, but there are plenty of certs that won’t bankrupt you. They might even provide a nice pay increase. Here are six of the best!
This week we explored all things cybersecurity, from career specialties to certification pathways to a day in the life of a cybersecurity analyst. If you’re looking to learn more about what the field entails and what kind of roles you can fill with a cybersecurity certification, this is worth checking out.