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Stories by Rich Hein

Top paid CIOs of 2016

The highest paid CIOs made big bucks this year, but received only modest increases. How did the rest of tech professionals fare in 2016?

Written by Rich Hein29 Oct. 16 01:34

IT Resume Makeover Homepage

Creating or updating your resume can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. That said, IT is a competitive job market, and companies and recruiters can get hundreds of responses from job postings. The amount of time you have to capture their attention is fleeting. Your resume is, in many cases, your only contact with hiring managers and potential employers. What you showcase can mean the difference between getting the interview and being summarily passed over.

Written by Rich Hein06 Oct. 16 07:46

How the gig economy will shape 2016

The gig economy is making a major impact on the IT industry, and millions of IT pros are taking advantage of the flexibility, freedom and income-generating potential it has to offer. Here's what's hot (and what's not) in the gig economy for 2016.

Written by Rich Hein08 Dec. 15 21:16

How Prudential Annuities CIO sparks talent transformation

Prudential Annuities vice president and CIO Glenn Siegmund was proud of his organization's successful multiyear IT maturation and modernization initiative. But something was still missing -- engagement. Here's how he implemented a roadmap to retain and attract elite IT talent.

Written by Rich Hein07 Dec. 15 15:28

9 tips for dealing with toxic coworkers

No two people are exactly alike, but people do they do share traits - and those traits aren't always positive. Some prefer drama or negative attention. They are everywhere, including the workplace. They might be on your team or sit in a nearby cubicle. It could be your boss, a vendor, direct report or a coworker. They're combative, critical or nonproductive.

Written by Rich Hein11 Aug. 15 00:05

The midyear state of the IT job market

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, it's time to look at the state of IT hiring for the first half of the year to try and build an accurate hiring plan for the remainder of 2015. To help us better understand the state of IT across the U.S, we spoke with David Foote, chief analyst and research officer with Foote Partners, to get insight into what's going on inside IT organizations.

Written by Rich Hein19 June 15 01:57

How to tell if a company's culture is right for you

CIO has covered almost every aspect of the job-search process from acing the technical interview to getting past applicant tracking systems to networking your way into your next job, but how do you figure out if a company's culture is the right fit before you accept a job offer? We asked recruiters, CIOs and career coaches to share advice to help you decide for yourself if an organization is one you'll flourish in or one you should pass on.

Written by Rich Hein08 April 15 06:44

How DevOps can redefine your IT strategy

People today expect their software to work wherever they are, whether they are using a mobile device or a desktop PC. As a result, IT must respond to these demands quickly. DevOps aims to do just that by allowing organizations to produce and release more high-quality code better and faster.

Written by Rich Hein18 March 15 02:46

Why Improving Emotional IQs Makes for Better IT Leaders

In 1995, author Daniel Goleman released his best-selling book, "Emotional Intelligence." In it he argued that noncognitive skills could be as, or more, important than IQ. Additional research confirmed that people with the highest IQs outperform those with average IQs a only 20 percent of the time.

Written by Rich Hein19 Feb. 15 07:32

8 Key IT Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2015

IT has grown into an entity that touches all parts of the business and organizations must keep pace or get left behind. David Foote, chief analyst and research officer with Foote Partners, makes it his business to stay on top of the technology trends driving organizations. His firm works with more than 2,600 companies monitoring IT skills pay and demand for the IT workforce. CIO.com talked to Foote to discuss the year ahead and what technology leaders need to be on the lookout for.

Written by Rich Hein27 Jan. 15 06:05

9 reasons good employees leave -- and how you can prevent it

The people who work for you are your greatest asset. Treat them as such and they will be more productive and engaged, refer other great workers to your organisation and stay longer. Treat them as a liability and they will be less productive and eventually leave, hurting morale as well as the bottom line.

Written by Rich Hein13 Dec. 14 06:30

Why You Need to Build Career Paths for Nonmanagers

People are motivated by different incentives, both in their personal lives and in their careers. And that holds true for IT professionals and developers as well. You may not dream of being the boss or the CEO, but not because you don't like money or power. In many cases, it's simply because you don't like to rely on other people to get the job done and that is largely what being a manager is about.

Written by Rich Hein02 Dec. 14 03:11

How to Make Yourself a Better Manager

it seems the old adage is true, "people don't leave companies, they leave managers". bad managers undoubtedly cost businesses billions. recent gallup research shows that managers are accountable for a 70 percent variance in employee engagement scores across the different business units. as a result, only 30 percent of u.s. employees are actively engaged. that number sinks to 13 percent internationally.

Written by Rich Hein10 Oct. 14 00:17