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Millennials offer lesson to CIOs on the need for flexibility

CIOs are used to being told they have to make special allowances for the millennials workers in their midst. The better approach is to let the needs of millennials help establish a culture that provides flexiblity, support and engagement for all workers in the group.

IT retention is all about top-notch job satisfaction

One of the greatest challenges for CIOs today is keeping staff happy an on board. As we reported today, there are some obvious elements to a successful retention program. And not all of them are tangibles.

Google's latest numbers reveal depth of diversity challenges

One of the leading players in the new diversity-first hiring campaign is Google, which this week blogged about its efforts the past year. While the firm has seen some success, it acknowledges it has a long way to go. The same is certainly true for IT and the tech industry overall.

Victories adding up toward the Year of the IT Woman

Coming into 2015, FierceCIO took a stand hoping that the New Year would be the Year of the IT Woman. There is still much to be done to make that dream a reality, but there have been several positive signs in recent weeks.

Learning from Google's hiring secrets

The tight IT job market has created a new challenge for IT and HR managers: how to assess that a candidate has the potential to grow into the greater role you need. Google's Laszlo Bock knows a lot about how to do tech interviews right and his new book might be just the place for you to start.

Good immigration reform starts with fixing H-1B program

This week FierceCIO has presented a variety of views on the federal H-1B visa foreign worker program. And no matter which side of the debate our sources have fallen, in every case there was a call for program reform.

Silicon Valley culture on trial in Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins case

Recently, Kleiner Perkins is receiving attention for something other than its prolific tech portfolio. Former firm junior partner Ellen Pao has accused the firm of gender discrimination and failure to address harassment in the case Ellen Pao V. Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.

Female tech CEO talks about 'casual' workplace discrimination

It's not often that CEOs spill all on the gender discrimination that takes place in the IT industry, but Elizabeth Vega, CEO at Informed Solutions, did so this week in a very enlightening article.

Lifting H-1B cap will indeed help undercut US workforce

Critics are being quick to jump on a proposal led by Senator Orin Hatch to raise the cap on H-1B visas, with some arguing--quite effectively--that the legislation would "help destroy" the U.S. tech workforce.

Making 2015 the year of the IT woman

This week saw the publication of two major articles on the problem of recruiting and retaining women to the IT ranks. While the gender gap in IT is certainly no secret, most of the industry focus is on STEM public education initiatives, at the expense of addressing problems many women face once they enter the field.