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  • Organizational Agility Unleashed – experiences shared

    Experience is one of those things that is hard to quantify. Particularly in the Agile community: Everyone says that they’ve got oodles of experience and are an “expert.” Everyone says they’re an Agile coach. Everyone says they’re a scaling framework connoisseur. Everyone is a business agil...

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  • Survey: Houston IT leaders tackle 2020 – How do you compare?

    Whatever plans companies and IT departments had at the beginning of 2020 were superseded by new priorities when economic shutdowns due to COVID-19 started. In Houston, a partial reopening of the economy was halted during June, and at that point, it became clear companies were making choices affectin...

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  • Rise of the VPN in a WFH world

    There’s no question that technology is helping us adapt to changing times, but the rapid adoption of technology can leave companies — and their employees — vulnerable to security threats.  So we asked Steve Shoemake, Vaco managing partner and national technology practice leader, what he h...

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  • COVID-19: Tech adoption’s unexpected cheering section

    When COVID-19 first began to spread across the country, businesses previously resistant to flexible work schedules and remote work arrangements found themselves scrambling to enable a mass transition to a work from home (WFH) environment. As millions of workers were hastily setting up home offices o...

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  • Saying goodbye to the 9 to 5 workday

    We’re well into the fifth (or fifteenth or fiftieth — we’re really not sure) month of the COVID-19 quarantine. And time is doing some mighty strange things. There’s so much we don’t know about the novel coronavirus, but if there’s one thing this pandemic has shown us, it’s that Dolly...

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  • Hiring & managing in the age of COVID-19

    Whether or not your team has already returned to work or you’re still perfecting the work-from-home lifestyle, hiring and managing in the COVID-19 era is going to look very different than it did at the start of the year. So what can you do to make sure that you’re hiring the right talent for our...

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  • Part 2: Work trends in a COVID-19 world

    Recently, we discussed some top-level work trends in a COVID-19 world — remote work, flexibility, and resiliency. In this blog, we’re looking at work trends that are a little closer to our talent & solutions home base: the benefits of expanded talent pools, the wider use of contingent worker...

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  • Part 1: Work trends in a COVID-19 world

    Companies — and cities and states, for that matter — are charting their return-to-work paths through a landscape forever changed by an invisible virus. As a talent and solutions firm, it should come as no surprise that here at Vaco, we’re especially interested in finding out how employers are ...

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  • Nashville Core Tenet Spotlight: Play ‘Til the Whistle

    All Vaconians [Vaco employees] live by a set of core tenets that drive our culture and shape the way we work. Kyle Allen, Vaco’s Nashville Managing Partner, sat down with some of the outstanding people at the office who exemplify each of the core tenets. In this feature, we see how Kaylee Osland e...

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