An article on the British Computer Society’s website titled “Companies claim formal IT qualifications unimportant” discusses a survey performed by IT market research company Vanson Bourne. Some results of the survey are: More than 70 percent of HR managers surveyed said they preferred to see relevant work experience on a candidate’s CV over formal qualifications. … Read more From the UK: Experience more important?
I just ran across a post by Michael Krigsman titled “Eight Causes of IT Project Failure”. According to a recent report from the UK National Audit office about IT project failures, the following reasons were cited as the top reasons for failure: Lack of clear link between the project and the organization’s key strategic priorities, … Read more Project Failure
Recently I’ve been involved in helping a good friend (we’ll call him Jim) search for a job. He has been unemployed now for quite some time and he is getting very frustrated with the job search (as am I). Jim has over 12 years of IT, operational and project management experience and has even been … Read more The Hiring Process
A story broke on Tuesday December 5th in the Dallas morning News (DMN) about the Dallas Independent School District’s new head of the Office of District Integrity, David Fryar, did not have his CPA license as he stated on his resume. According to the DMN: Mr. Fryar’s rÃ©sumÃ© and application stated that he is a … Read more Dallas School Integrity Chief may lack integrity
I was just reading through one of my favorite blogs (David Maister’s People, Passion and Principles) and was delighted to read about David listening to former Pepsi executive Craig Weatherup discuss leadership. According to all reports of Mr. Weatherup’s character, he is a a down-to-earth, low-key kind of person who practices a hands-on approach to … Read more Craig Weatherup on Leadership
Prior to reading the new Businessweek (Dec 11th 2006), I ran across Web Worker Daily’s (WWD) post about the article and the way in which Best Buy is “revolutionizing” the workplace with their “Results Oriented Work Environment” (ROWE). First off, thanks to WWD for bringing this article to my attention as it usually takes me … Read more Best Buy’s “revolutionary” way of working