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  • What questions should you ask a retained executive search firm?

    Finding the right retained executive search firm can transform your leadership team. The secret is finding the right executive search partners for the job. While the temptation to select the firm that checks the “name recognition” box or the “affordable” box or the “boutique” box may see...

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  • Ensuring business continuity when uncertainty rolls around

    Uncertainty. Something we are all facing as we grapple with the effects and implications of COVID-19. Yet, while this situation is new, our ability to thrive by employing a well-developed business continuity plan isn’t. As we take proactive measures to ensure the health of our teams and our operat...

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  • Agile methodology is all about one four-letter word

    As I have engaged with clients in several different industries – financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, Software as a Service, and others – I am so impressed by the initial energy each firm puts into learning about agile methodology and their preferred pattern of implementation. Whether ...

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  • How to write a resume to make a dynamic first impression

    Creating an effective resume can be difficult. What font should you use? Is all your work history relevant? Should you list references or note that they’re available upon request? Every job seeker, at some point in his or her career, has wondered how to write a resume that stands out from the crow...

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  • Part 1: Eradicate these bad habits from the role of product owner

    As team leaders, we should always assume positive intent; however, I’ve recently encountered some terrible examples of product ownership run wild. And it started me thinking about the following: How fundamentally important the role of product owner is not only in Scrum, but also in agile teams. I...

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  • Top IT trends in managed services for 2020

    We’ve been keeping a close eye on the top IT trends in managed services for 2020 because big changes are coming.  Vaco’s team of managed services experts place these trending issues at the top of their lists for 2020. Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and automation Improving cybersecuri...

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  • How to ensure your new hire has a positive first day

    Having a new hire join your team can be a weight lifted off your shoulders. No more reading resumes or scheduling job interviews to keep you up at night while you balance your other workload. Even though the offer is signed, the start date is set, and you’ve been using the transition time to prepa...

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