The Change You Need to Make to Attract and Retain Millennials

The change you need to make to attract and retain Millennials

From small start-ups to global corporations, business leaders are struggling to attract and (more importantly) retain millennial talent. A sizable portion of the discussion around Millennials in the workforce makes them sound like an abnormal group; one that will eventually come around to the “traditional” way of doing business. To adopt this mindset is not only bad for business, it also flies in the face of existing facts and statistics.

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Putting CYOD to the Ultimate Test – 8,000 Miles Away

Putting CYOD to the Ultimate Test - 8,000 Miles Away

Before I left for Kenya with the Softchoice Cares mission to build a computer lab and library for the village of Maai Mahiu, my enthusiasm was tempered a bit by my concern for being away for 2 weeks from my clients – and deals – back home.

As an Account Manager at Corporate HQ in Toronto, my daily job performance is measured by key sales metrics and driving results for my clients. I had just a bit of anxiety around how I would effectively manage my core KPIs while I was away. I was also worried about coming home to big gaps in my metrics (especially so close to month- and quarter-end). While my emotional focus was clearly on our mission in Kenya, that part of me driven by achievement and results was stuck back in Toronto.

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How to plan your PC refresh through the hard drive shortage

With the recent news about Thailand’s floods, you might be wondering what your next steps are for planning your PC deployment needs next year. There’s much you can do to ensure that your organizations needs are met while factories in Thailand work to get back on track.

With half the global PC hard drives made in Thailand, we are seeing prices go up as inventory goes down.

Some PC models or series are more effected than others. The hardest hit will be CTO or Configured to Order systems don’t have the same inventory and lead times are moving from the usual 2-3 weeks to 5-6 weeks for delivery.

Pre-configured models are in good stock today and will be until the end of the year. January is when we will see shortages of many popular models.

Planning your next steps and taking action will be the best way to ensure that you can still meet your deployment requirements for the end of 2011 and early 2012. [Read more…]