New research by the Australian Department of Employment has shown that the domestic information technology market is a long way from experiencing a skills shortage, with an average of almost 50 applicants per advertised job in the sector.
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The 3000-strong Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment insists an amended Notice of Intent still complies with New Zealand's All of Government 'cloud first' policy.
A recent skills and jobs survey is a harbinger to a nightmarish future that awaits the average Indian engineer.
The rise of massive, open online courses (MOOCs) may offer a means for many professionals to pursue new skills, while providing employers a relatively inexpensive way to stay competitive.
The majority of IT job demands in China are focused on basic skills such as programming, but cloud and mobility will continue to drive IT employment for 2013.
More companies expected to monitor employees' behavior in and out of work, but clearly defined policies and parameters need to be established to prevent privacy intrusions, urge watchers.
Software used internally should still be protected even if there's less risk, and companies should know limitations of copyright law and create holistic regime to safeguard intellectual property, say observers.
Short attention span of younger employees leads to high turnover rate, says software exec, who points to cloud-based platforms as way to engage these professionals and facilitate communications with their supervisors.
Companies should not have the right to access private domains such as social media accounts, say market observers, but note there are benefits to adding bosses on your social networks.
Rise in cross-border video interviews, background checks through social media and instant updates through mobile devices are some ways technology are used in recruitment processes today.
Most Singaporean employees don't include bosses as friends on social media, but chances of adding supervisors to networks higher with younger workers, survey finds.
Findings into working conditions at Cupertino's Foxconn factories will also be made available on Fair Labor Association's Web site.
Demand is hottest this year for Java developers, new survey of 1,200 hiring managers shows.
Firms must rethink and have transparent IT-related guidelines for new staff, given changing work environment due to influx of Gen Y workers, social media tools and mobile devices.
But should clearly state their rights and obligations such as legitimate monitoring of employees' social media use to avoid potential disputes as well as keep within accepted guidelines, say security experts.
Pay aside, brand image, corporate structure and employee empowerment all add luster to a technology company's appeal to jobseekers and employees, say recruiters.
newsmaker Mahindra Satyam's chief people officer and chief marketing officer, Hari Thalaphalli, talks candidly about how increased transparency and connectedness with staff helped the IT services company rebound from its former crisis.
Weighing both pros and cons, talent recruiters advise that games complement hiring activities but not solely essential to companies' recruitment strategies in today's social media age.
The Open University has revamped its computing degrees to make its graduates better suited to the needs of UK employers
Talent drain in Asia-Pacific region gets in way of companies' plans to increase manpower in second quarter 2011, reveals new report on hiring activities across Singapore, China and Hong Kong.
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