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Kaiser Permanente and IBM Healthcare and Life Science group signed a $500 million, seven-year strategic agreement. The deal is designed to enhance the provider's information technology "real time health care delivery,” initiative to better serve its patients in the areas of insurance, claims and managed...

As the weak economy rages on and the talent pool becomes considerably larger, many talented job seekers from one industry (especially the financial sector) will most likely broaden their searches to include new fields, writes James E. Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Job seekers...

Talent retention can be a challenge, even as bad times persist. CIOs must keep essential workers happy, be prepared to hire opportunistically and to resume growth when the economy improves. That means reacting and adapting to a changes in the job market and having flexible...

Zappos.com Inc. credits its novel Web 2.0-based sales philosophy for much of its significant sales growth -- and continuing profitability -- during the current hard times. The online shoe and clothing store doesn't spend massive sums creating and implementing online or offline marketing and advertising campaigns,...

More often than not, when discussing employment opportunities in today's troubled economic times, the focus is primarily on the rising unemployment rates - forecast to hit 8 percent in Wisconsin later this year - and declines in job openings across the board. For IT, however,...

As economic forecasts predict an ever-lengthening recession, CIOs will continue to be called upon to trim costs and create better operational efficiencies. We spoke with Frank Casale, CEO and chairman of the Outsourcing Institute, and Allen Weinberg, principal and North American leader of McKinsey & Company’s...

We’ve all seen the parting e-mails from employees who leave the company for one reason or another. Some are short and sweet, some are longer. But are these notes a risk? Over the span of my career, I’ve read many goodbye e-mails. These are the (usually)...

This is a question everyone seems to ask. The first step is licensing. You would contact the local Commissioner of Revenue’s Office or your local Town Office and ask about licensing a business. They have the required forms that have to complete to get a...

I know we are all concerned about economic conditions these days, with massive job layoffs, declining housing markets, and plunging stock prices. Yet, the rise in unemployment has created a great opportunity for those who have entrepreneurial dreams. With very little capital outlay, now is a...

The Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, a survey of over 1,400 CIOs at companies with more than 100 employees, shows a slowdown in hiring plans for the second quarter of this year. But some jobs, industries, and regions still project solid...