Study: Who will be hired in 2021?

New research from a career website highlights the importance of “human” traits, like likeability and trust, for job seekers to convey.

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In this surreal COVID-19 world we are currently living in, it’s a trying time for job seekers, to say the least. What’s more, the recruitment side of hiring has increasingly been pushed over to automation programs, where resumes from potential candidates are fielded not by human hiring managers or recruiters but via algorithms that scan keywords that match-up with the job description. 

And, yet, according to research by Zety, a career website and online resume/cover letter

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Developers: These are the top skills you will need in 2021

Last year was tough, but 2021 promises new opportunities for developers in the rapidly transforming business landscape. Here are the skills that will help you succeed.

Now more than ever, developers are in hot demand.

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The importance of software skills was brought to the fore in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic forced rapid digitization across businesses, and even entire industries.

All signs point to 2021 being a year of continued change for businesses as they use the lessons learned from 2020 to rethink their strategy. For many, this will mean continuing on their path to
digital

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Bain & Company tops the list of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2021

Other winners in the top five list chosen by employees are Nvidia, In-N-Out Burger, HubSpot, and McKinsey & Company.

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For the fifth time, management consulting firm Bain & Company has been named the Best Place to Work in 2021, according to Glassdoor.

Rounding out the top five winners in the large companies category were Nvidia, In-N-Out Burger, HubSpot, and McKinsey & Company.

The 13th annual Employees’ Choice Awards honors the best places to work in 2021 across the US and four other countries. The awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback about their

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Study: Workers say they are more effective working from home

New research from Nintex shows that remote work has been beneficial for many employees, and 67% of employees say that they have been working more efficiently.

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Working from home, once seen by many as a luxury, has now become a necessity for so many employees as a result of the ongoing health crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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But how are employees weathering this change? According to a newly released study on remote work by Nintex, a process management and automation firm, it concludes that US-based workers, with some caveats,

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Lenovo Legion 7, Slim 7, Legion 5, 5 Pro With AMD Ryzen 5000-Series CPUs, GeForce RTX 30-Series GPUs Launched

Lenovo Legion 7, Lenovo Legion 5, and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop models have been updated with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPUs and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs. Lenovo has also announced the new Legion Slim 7 with the latest AMD and Nvidia hardware as well. The 2021 Legion lineup is part of the company’s CES 2021 announcements that also include gaming accessories. The gaming laptops come with Lenovo Legion Coldfront 3.0 technology for improved thermal performance. The company has also announced some gaming accessories that will be available later in the year.

Lenovo Legion 7, Legion Slim

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More than 70% of SMBs buy software that does not meet or exceed their expectations, survey says

Capterra gleaned insights from 1,000 small-business leaders about their software purchase decisions. Finding the right fit requires research, trials.

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Finding the right tech you need for your small business is only becoming more complicated as more and more options become available, and a new study has found that more than 70% of business leaders surveyed are willing to compromise significantly or purchase software that may not meet their needs. Capterra, a Gartner company, surveyed 1,000 small business owners, 59% of whom said productivity improvements were the top factor driving all of their technology purchases. 

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