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Keil Hubert: Feedback For The Win

Interviewing for IT jobs is tough enough, but it’s a lot tougher when you have no idea how to do it well. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert submit’s that it’s both quick and painless for leaders to help a candidate learn from their last interview attempt.

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Keil Hubert: Outsourcing, Risk, and Giant Robot Dinosaurs

Outsourcing a critical tech function involves a lot of potential risk. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert points out that everyone on the IT team needs to understand that, and offers a tool for teaching the idea to your people.

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What’s a Meta For?

Keil Hubert, Biz Tech’s resident US tech blogger, looks this week at translating shop floor techy-speak into simple English for Executives ©. Industrious: Is your management insulated from the shop floor? I got an earful of criticism from some hard-core nerds last week about my column on virtualization. Some of the lads were displeased with [...]

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Investment-Grade Material

We’ve been talking a lot these last two weeks about why it’s important to initiate deliberate, compassionate and ambitious investments of training funds and career broadening opportunities in your employees. Investing in your people’s future makes them both happier and loyal to the team. This enthusiasm, in turn, inspires your people to be more diligent [...]

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Three good reasons to invest

I ended last week’s column with this heart-felt advice: As I’d expected, this aphorism didn’t inspire anyone to submit an opposing position. I’ve been challenging leaders and managers to adopt this position for over twenty years, and I rarely ever encounter outright opposition to it. Usually, I get a polite nod, and maybe a mild [...]

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Synergistic investment

The end of July has been pretty difficult. We’ve lost a lot of people, we’re poised to lose even more, and we aren’t replacing them fast enough. That’s okay, though. First thing Tuesday morning, one of my part-time infrastructure techs came to my office to let me know that his full-time employer [1] has outsourced [...]

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