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Points of interest: ACM CareerNews: Tuesday, June 20, 2006

June 29th, 2006

“Enterprises Focus on Retaining Tech Talent” Datamation, June 8

anecdotal evidence suggests that work-life balance issues now run neck-and-neck with salary issues, meaning that companies can no longer focus solely on compensation. http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/career/article.php/3612016 

“Rethinking the Value of Talent” Strategy + Business magazine (via Business Innovation Insider), June 2006

Two senior executives from recruiting firm Manpower share their thoughts on how to measure and manage employee contributions to corporate value. … The four categories of employees include: Creators, Ambassadors, Craft Masters and Drivers. http://www.businessinnovationinsider.com/2006/06/a_model_for_evaluating_the_tal.php 

“High Schools Fail To Meet Needs of Tech-Driven World” Information Week, June 12

According to a new report from the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), U.S. high schools are doing a poor job of preparing America’s youth for careers within the technology sector. http://www.informationweek.com/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400682&subSection=Best+Practices 

MBA Worth the Effort, but Doesn’t Guarantee IT Stardom” SearchCIO.com, June 14

IT experts debated the pros and cons of getting an MBA for mid-career IT professionals. … proponents of the MBA acknowledge that the degree is not critical for day-to-day operations and is “no substitute for job performance.” … The bottom line: the MBA can’t hurt, and usually helps. http://searchcio.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid19_gci1193584,00.html 

Original source: http://www.acm.org/careernews/issues/v2_i10.html

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