Are Mentors Still Needed In Today’s Workplace?


by Denise Felder Career advisers and business leaders agree: Having a mentor is an important and effective way to increase your career success. Students and new professionals in all fields are encouraged to find an experienced manager or employee to give them advice and guide them in their professional journeys. “Mentors have not only taught … Continue reading Are Mentors Still Needed In Today’s Workplace?

Hiring Difficulties for Information Technology Occupations


by Alessia Leibert The newest survey from Minnesota’s Labor Market Information Office explores hiring difficulties through in-depth interviews with employers about their experience filling (or not filling) recently open positions. The most recent findings track Information Technology (IT) occupations, including software developers and computer support specialists.   Hiring difficulties impacted 37 percent of vacancies in IT occupations. The reasons for the difficulties … Continue reading Hiring Difficulties for Information Technology Occupations

Are Skills Scarce?


by Alessia Leibert If 2012 saw the biggest increase in Minnesota job openings since 2005, not all opportunities led to job creation. Some employers faced difficulties filling vacant positions, while others were still reluctant to commit to hiring and preferred waiting for the ideal job candidate to come along. The apparent contradiction between the availability … Continue reading Are Skills Scarce?