As we wrapped up 2019 and kicked off the new year, CompTIACasts focused on issues like personal health in the workplace and how employers can overcome their “trust gap” when hiring. In addition, two Volley in January episodes focused on the future, including what members can expect from CompTIA communities in 2020 and the complex issue of privacy. Check out what we overheard on CompTIACasts in January then subscribe and start listening today.
Vitality in the Workplace
Rachel McGuinness, chief vitality officer at her London company, Wake Up With Zest, was a guest on the CompTIA Women TechCast in December to talk with Advancing Women In Technology (AWIT) Community Leader Kathleen Martin about why employee health matters to the business overall, as well as personal health related to business. Highlights include how to apply the 80/20 rule to your lunch routine, some old habits to ditch and what exercises really count.
Rachel McGuinness, Chief Vitality Officer, Wake Up With Zest
How Employers Can Overcome Their “Trust Gap” and Hire Great Technologists
The best fit for a tech position is a candidate who’s done the same job before, right? Maybe not, says CEO, award-winning author and social innovator Charles Easton. In this episode of Technologist Talk, Charles explains how employers seeking to fill jobs working with technology must learn to trust qualification beyond specific experience.
What’s Coming in the New Year
On Volley, hosts and CompTIA research analysts Carolyn April and Seth Robinson were joined by Jim Hamilton, CompTIA’s vice president of member communities, to discuss the structure of CompTIA communities and the plans these communities have in 2020. CompTIA’s member communities are collections of technology professionals focused on certain technologies, business models and workforce issues. In addition, CompTIA serves member needs globally with four existing regional communities and more coming in the next year.
Apple & Privacy
April and Robinson teamed up again a few weeks later to discuss privacy in the wake of the recent focus on Apple’s encryption capabilities. Should Apple or other technology companies create back doors into their messaging systems so the government can get in? While it’s not possible today, the more interesting question is, should they? While there are conflicting sentiments from both businesses and consumers, this Volley episode talks about the importance of determining the level of transparency as a key part of a modern data strategy.