I once was leading a requirement-gathering session to eventually rollout Salesforce at a client location. During a coffee break, I asked a business user, “What do you think of Salesforce? Isn’t it a neat application?” The answer I got was not sugar-coated at all, but rather, very candid. The business user said, “Throw us any […]

Microlearning is a concept that has been generating a lot of interest in the learning industry lately. This year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) conference featured several well-attended sessions on microlearning. If you’re reading this blog, then you’re probably already familiar with what microlearning is. Simply put, microlearning is (relatively) short chunks of learning that [...]

Sourcing, screening, and selecting IT talent has never been a greater challenge. IT managers must overcome financial constraints, talent shortages, demanding candidates, and most significantly of all, a lack of time to hire right. But hiring right is not just a good idea, it’s essential to the long-term success of any IT department or, for […]

Over the last 17 months, we have been consciously undergoing a metamorphosis. We decided to embark upon a journey of transformation from the Mastech that was (what we called, “Mastech 1.0”) to Mastech 2.0 – a digital transformation services company. Enroute, we made a brief pit stop at Mastech 1.5, where we recast our service […]

Finding the right job isn’t easy. Securing that job is even more difficult. It takes the right balance of skill, hustle, and just a bit of luck, to get that dream job for which you’ve been working so hard. Therefore, I’ve highlighted 10 tips to help ensure your job hunt and interview(s) are effective as […]

After considering the in-house resources, current and upcoming projects, individual employee capacity constraints, project timelines and deadlines, and other factors, it may be easy to decide additional human capital investment is needed. However, searching for and securing the most appropriate and skilled staff for the position(s) to be filled is not an easy undertaking. It [...]

Senior management can be quite stringent when it comes to shelling out more time and money to hire additional staff. However, when an extra hand is needed to help complete projects with greater effectiveness and efficiency, a little time spared, and a few bucks here and there can be the difference between doing something good […]

Finding the right IT talent is about finding candidates with not only the right aptitude, but also the right attitude. Candidates need to have a balance of technical skills and soft skills, and must be a cultural fit for your client. However, finding and securing those elusive “purple squirrels” is not an easy task. With […]

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