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Microsoft overhauls staff contracts, abandons 'non-compete clauses' to comply with state laws
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Business strategy

Microsoft overhauls staff contracts, abandons 'non-compete clauses' to comply with state laws

The tech giant will also no longer invoke non-disclosure agreements and will publish salary ranges on all job listings
9 Jun 2022
Using the cloud to address the digital skills gap
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Whitepaper

Using the cloud to address the digital skills gap

Boost retention in an increasingly digitised environment
27 Apr 2022
Podcast transcript: Do degrees make better developers?
Podcast transcript: Do degrees make better developers?
software development

Podcast transcript: Do degrees make better developers?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
18 Mar 2022
The IT Pro Podcast: Do degrees make better developers?
The IT Pro Podcast: Do degrees make better developers?
Development

The IT Pro Podcast: Do degrees make better developers?

There are many routes into the tech industry - and higher education may not always be best
18 Mar 2022
ESG: The race to net-zero risks fuelling bad corporate governance
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Business strategy

ESG: The race to net-zero risks fuelling bad corporate governance

How CIOs and CTOs can retune their IT strategies to turn the tide on the often overlooked social and governance aspects
16 Mar 2022
IT Pro Panel: Tackling technical recruitment
IT Pro Panel: Tackling technical recruitment
recruitment

IT Pro Panel: Tackling technical recruitment

With the recruitment market shifting, how can businesses both retain their best staff and fill gaping talent shortages?
28 Feb 2022
Hired by machines: Exploring recruitment's machine-driven future
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recruitment

Hired by machines: Exploring recruitment's machine-driven future

As HR begins to incorporate AI, psychometrics, and digital twins, what does this mean for job seekers and businesses alike?
8 Jan 2022
IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?
IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?
recruitment

IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?

The need for more diversity is well established - but we still have a way to go
25 Oct 2021
Is the Global Talent Visa really helping the UK tech skills crisis?
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recruitment

Is the Global Talent Visa really helping the UK tech skills crisis?

As skills shortages hit many UK industries, from food to logistics, has the Global Talent Visa proved beneficial amid the rush for talent to bolster o…
10 Oct 2021
Why IT recruiters should look for experts from the military sector
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Careers & training

Why IT recruiters should look for experts from the military sector

While they may not have traditional certifications, veterans can bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience
1 Oct 2021
Automated hiring systems are rejecting qualified candidates
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recruitment

Automated hiring systems are rejecting qualified candidates

A new Harvard Business School report finds the software tend to hone in on candidates using very specific parameters
7 Sep 2021
IT Pro Panel: Do we still need certifications?
IT Pro Panel: Do we still need certifications?
Careers & training

IT Pro Panel: Do we still need certifications?

IT professionals have access to more qualifications than ever before - but are they really necessary?
30 Aug 2021
The right language to solve tech’s diversity problem
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recruitment

The right language to solve tech’s diversity problem

How does the tech industry reverse decades of discrimination? Looking at the language used within firms would be a good start
16 Jul 2021
TikTok moves into recruitment with 'video resumes'
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Careers & training

TikTok moves into recruitment with 'video resumes'

Research shows that 18-29-year-olds in the US are more likely to have an active TikTok profile than a LinkedIn account
8 Jul 2021
Onboarding during the pandemic and beyond
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recruitment

Onboarding during the pandemic and beyond

The good, the bad and the strange elements of starting a new job remotely
25 Mar 2021
Employer demand for IT degrees grew significantly in 2020
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Careers & training

Employer demand for IT degrees grew significantly in 2020

Six out of ten degrees that saw the biggest increase in demand related to computing and IT
17 Mar 2021
Microsoft's Apprenticeship Connector will help SMBs find digital apprentices
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Careers & training

Microsoft's Apprenticeship Connector will help SMBs find digital apprentices

The partnership with GetMyFirstJob aims to stem a widening crisis, with new apprenticeship starts collapsing between 2019 and 2020
8 Mar 2021
Why IT professionals are concerned about the rise of AI
A cartoon of two workers holding cardboard boxes containing their possessions being shown the door by their boss having been made redundant by a robot worker, who now sits at their desk.
artificial intelligence (AI)

Why IT professionals are concerned about the rise of AI

AI is quickly automating numerous areas of the technology workplace, and many IT professionals fear becoming redundant as a result. Are these concerns…
12 Jan 2021
Google firing Timnit Gebru is a step back for ethical AI - one you should not ignore
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Google firing Timnit Gebru is a step back for ethical AI - one you should not ignore

Two years after it stopped selling facial recognition tech, the company has seemingly decided to bite the hand that fed it
7 Dec 2020
How to become a T-shaped employee
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recruitment

How to become a T-shaped employee

People with deep and wide skill sets are increasingly becoming the popular choice for employers
5 Dec 2020
IT Pro 20/20: Why tech can't close the diversity gap
Careers & training

IT Pro 20/20: Why tech can't close the diversity gap

The 11th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at what businesses can do to help create a more diverse workplace
1 Dec 2020
Life ends at 40 in the tech industry
young vs old
recruitment

Life ends at 40 in the tech industry

Do hiring managers favour the enthusiasm of youth over expertise?
9 Dec 2019
Proportion of women in tech roles ‘flatlining’
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Careers & training

Proportion of women in tech roles ‘flatlining’

Although women now occupy a million STEM roles, the percentage of women in tech has barely risen since 2009
5 Dec 2019