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IT professionals happy in their work
A survey of over 500 Kiwi IT workers shows that most are happy in their roles, with women respondents recording greater job satisfaction than men.
The New Zealand survey was led by Dr Jocelyn Cranefield from Victoria University's School of Information Management and is part of The World IT project - an in-depth study of IT professionals across 37 countries.
CIO upfront: Inside a different kind of IT bootcamp
I have been mentoring ICT professionals - new graduates, migrants - for years.
And, with apologies to the original Kiwi Landing Pad based in San Francisco which helps New Zealand companies gain a toehold in the US market, I raised the idea of transposing this concept for skilled migrants.
I called it the Wellington-based Kiwi Landing Pad for skilled migrants.
As I said in this interview with Stuff, it will be like a bootcamp, set up to help participants gain an understanding of oppo
Take one step forward
Do you work for a corporate that gives you the day off to volunteer? Have you used it yet? This year? Ever?
We've chatted with many companies and more and more organisations are giving their staff corporate volunteer days, but they often remain unused. Some of the organisation we've talked to say there is only about a 25% uptake of the volunteering days and we think that's a missed opportunity.
Future of Work - update
With the latest labour market statistics showing that the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9%, you might wonder why anyone with bother with a Future of Work Forum, but the Labour Government seems det…
R&D spend under the spotlight
The latest New Zealand's R&D performance report shows that investment in innovation continues to be weighted towards the manufacturing and primary sectors, that business expenditure on R&D is low (but…
Brislen on Tech
Telephones used to be such simple things. You grabbed them by the nose and turned the dial around and lo! You could talk to someone.
Then they became terribly complicated beasts. They were portable…
Comprehensive Learning Approach
The success of any tertiary teaching and learning approach lies in enabling the learners with practical and work-ready skills that apply to a real life scenario.
A guest post from Wintec senior st…
iSANZ Awards open for nominations
The security industry's big night out looms with calls for nominations in this year's iSANZ Awards.
iSANZ's goal is to "inspire, promote and reflect" on New Zealand's information security people an…
Examining the benefits of participating in IT
Ngāi Tahu Research Scholar at the University of Canterbury, Mark Van der klei, whose PhD thesis is examining the IT occupation's attractiveness to Māori, asked the question at ITx about whether it i…
Māori participation in IT - research participants sought
At the recent ITx conference I was fortunate to attend a session taken by Ngāi Tahu Research Scholar at the University of Canterbury, Mark Van der klei, who spoke about his PhD thesis, which has the …
$1m fund for digital skills
Some good news this week with the announcement that the Coalition Government will create a $1 million contestable fund for providers of digital skills.