IT Workforce & Diversity Posts

  • Advance the Business of Technology with CompTIA Membership

    February 26, 2021 by Emily Matzelle
    Becoming CompTIA member means access to perks, discounts, and a variety of other benefits. But it's so much more than that: CompTIA membership is the first step on your journey to help advance the business of technology and make your mark on the industry. Find out how.
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  • How Allyship Can Drive Inclusion in IT

    February 9, 2021 by Val Haskell
    Allyship is a powerful tool for tech organizations and individuals that are invested in creating diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces. Learn how one tech pro made a move from an IT support role to a cybersecurity position through hard work and a network of allies who advocated on her behalf.
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  • The Perks of Living in a UK Tech Town—Even if You’re Not an IT Pro

    February 4, 2021 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    You don't have to work in IT to benefit from living in a UK Tech Town. Two members of CompTIA’s UK Business Technology Community share how their careers in the tech sector have thrived in top UK Tech Towns Birmingham and Manchester.
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  • From Building a Channel to YouTube Series: 10 Initiatives We're Excited About in 2021

    January 5, 2021 by Scott Campbell
    It’s time to look forward—to better times, new beginnings, and a brighter future. For CompTIA, 2021 means focusing on initiatives, resources and projects that bring more value to members and the IT industry. Here’s what to expect.
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  • Industry Insights: Top 10 Technology Business Resources for 2020

    December 17, 2020 by CompTIA
    It was a busy year for CompTIA’s communities, Industry Advisory Councils, and research team. The content produced this year includes an impressive assortment of infographics, guides, reports, and more—all to helping tech companies grow their business advance amid a global pandemic.
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  • From AI to Tech Towns: The Top 10 Technology Business Blogs for 2020

    December 15, 2020 by CompTIA
    This year’s list of CompTIA’s top technology business blogs demonstrates how the tech industry responded to the pandemic, how our businesses pivoted in the midst of unprecedented chaos and change, and, ultimately, how we’ve emerged tougher and more resilient.
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  • Leeds Tops the List of the UK's 2020 Tech Towns

    December 10, 2020 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    Amid unprecedented circumstances, CompTIA’s 2nd annual UK Tech Town Index looked at the landscape of employment opportunities, livability factors and opportunity costs to rank the top 10 cities for IT pros to live and work in 2020. Factors such as the number of IT job postings, projected job growth and cost of living were evaluated.
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  • How to Identify, Develop Your Best Tech Partners: CAM Training Part 1

    December 3, 2020 by Scott Campbell
    Building a broad, deep of talent partners requires a well-thought-out strategy because partners come in all shapes and sizes and treating them all equally is likely to end up frustrating you, your partners, and ultimately your customers.
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  • 2020 Tech Towns Resilient Amid Uncertainty as Remote Work Grows

    November 10, 2020 by CompTIA
    If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected—except, perhaps, when it comes to CompTIA's Tech Town Index. The 3rd annual report ranks the top 20 places in the US for IT pros to live and work, providing guidance on where opportunity intersects with affordability for both tech workers and tech companies. The 2020 report also covers remote work and how this trend is impacting the landscape of Tech Towns across the country.
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  • Solving for Greater Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    October 22, 2020 by Kristen Short
    Companies that succeed in the business of technology are skilled in solving complex infrastructure, software, security and data management challenges. But how do today’s solution providers, vendors and distributors solve the workforce challenge of greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)?
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  • IT Roundtable: Enabling Productive Remote Workforces

    September 24, 2020 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    CompTIA’s IT team discusses the challenges that many companies faced when employees began working remote during the pandemic, best practices for IT departments, and recommendations to enable productivity and secure remote work environments.
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  • Small Tech Businesses Can Make Diversity a Competitive Advantage

    September 10, 2020 by Karl W. Palachuk
    Diversity matters, even for small businesses. The Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Community recently created a Diversity Pledge to help small businesses begin planning for a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
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  • Global, Remote Teams Bolstered by Diversity

    July 7, 2020 by Gerard Keating ​
    Smart business leaders should embrace a global, inclusive and diverse workforce, putting them in a position of competitive advantage in the international marketplace.
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  • In the News…Tech Moves Forward in Chaotic Times

    June 12, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    Technology continues to be a critical part of the conversation around restarting business operations and serving customers. Tech news this month underscores how much of modern life—including the rebuilding process—has become digital.
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  • 5 Tips to Retain Your IT Workforce

    June 4, 2020 by CompTIA
    These are very stressful times to manage an IT workforce. The Benelux Business Technology Community provides five tips to retain your top tech talent.
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  • The Art of Non-Verbal Communication in a Video Conferencing World

    April 7, 2020 by Emily Matzelle
    Non-verbal communication—and learning how to send and receive the right messages—is an important part of how we relate to others professionally. Here's how to have a professional presence in our video conferencing world.
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  • In the News… Planning for Success Through the Pandemic ​

    April 6, 2020 by Seth Robinson
    Amid uncertainty, unemployment claims spike though the tech sector shows some resilience; facial recognition laws signal new privacy steps; and virtual worlds recreate experiences lost due to COVID-19.
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  • How to Undo Traditional Tech Hiring Practices

    October 29, 2019 by Michelle Lange
    Everyone has a role in bringing new minds into the technology industry, including parents, educators and hiring managers, and it starts with undoing some of the traditional tech hiring practices.
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  • 5 Tips for Recruiting IT Pros

    October 9, 2019 by Louisa Fitzgerald
    With more opportunity than ever and the need for a skilled workforce growing, it’s important for businesses to understand how to recruit the next generation of IT pros. Felix Ekman of Harmony Business Systems discussed what businesses need to take into consideration at EMEA 2019.
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  • Shifting the Paradigm: Disruptive Dialogue in the Workplace

    June 4, 2019 by Ulysses Smith, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Leader, Blend
    Disruptive dialogue denotes an intentional interruption of business as usual -- an abandonment of the surface-level conversations around identity and difference in the workplace. Organizations need to create intentional brave spaces where everyone at all levels can engage in authentic conversations around identity.
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  • Black History Month: Tech’s Teachable Moment of Equity and Dialogue

    January 31, 2019 by Ulysses Smith
    Ulysses Smith, a consultant and a member of CompTIA’s Advancing Diversity in Technology Community’s Executive Council, shares how Black History Month is an opportunity for tech firms to boost their diversity.
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  • How Martin Luther King’s Message Still Resonates Today

    January 16, 2019 by Michael Schuler
    Michael Schuler, vice president, remarketing, HiTech Assets, and a member of the CompTIA Advancing Diversity in Technology Community Executive Council, reflects on Martin Luther King’s 1965 march.
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  • How Millennials Are Reshaping the Workforce

    November 14, 2018 by Matthew Stern
    The millennial generation is one like no generation before it – right? Well, yes and no. Read on to understand how they’re different, how they’re similar and all they offer if you manage them right.
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  • How to Deal With Conflict Among Your Employees

    September 12, 2018 by Yvette Steele
    Conflict costs American businesses $359 billion annually in lost productivity. Get your business out of this unproductive cycle.
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  • How Colleges Have Failed Us

    August 23, 2018 by Todd Thibodeaux
    Last week saw news of a trend toward companies no longer requiring college degrees -- with Google and Apple notably among them. Hear from CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux on what this means for the tech industry and ongoing skills gap, as well as on the true value and impact of a college education today.
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