//
archives

Tom

Tom has written 5 posts for tom

The Naked, White Truth

The Naked, White Truth If we could somehow erase the demographic differences between whites and blacks in the Twin Cities, could a 24-year-old black male expect to have the same chances for success in life as a 24-year-old white male?  A report published this month by the Metropolitan Council says no. The report titled Diving Deeper: Understanding Disparities … Continue reading »

How Target Uses Social and Mobile to Hire

Good article about Target’s hiring practices originally posted on Dice. How Target Uses Social and Mobile to Hire in IT (via Dice Blog Network) Target is turning to a social and mobile recruiting campaign to reach as many IT pros as possible.  Now seeking to fill 165 job openings in its IT department, the retailer figures … Continue reading »

Solid Soft Skills Are Hard Find, Unless You Know How To Look

I’ve been traveling across the state listening to groups of IT employers talk about the challenges they face hiring the technical talent they need. With 4 stops down and 3 to go, this is what I’ve been hearing. The top challenge is the lack of so-called “soft-skills” in existing workers and job candidates.  Ironic, in … Continue reading »

Three Strategies to Develop a Loyal IT Workforce

Posted by Tom Melander Recruit, engage and retain top IT talent in a culture of career development. News Flash: the era of the 30-years-with-one-company-employee ended sometime in the 1980’s. It just got too expensive to reward a lifetime of employee loyalty with a lifetime of prosperity and security. When the incentives changed, so did employee … Continue reading »

In Spain, Low Wages Become Increasingly Common | Minnesota Public Radio News

In Spain, Low Wages Become Increasingly Common | Minnesota Public Radio News. This story caught my eye because it describes the working conditions of several clients working in contract positions.