Why Working Moms Love IT

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend and the ongoing discussion about women andWhy Working Moms Love IT mothers in the workforce, we wanted to take a look at women and working moms in the IT industry. While women make up only 30% of the IT workforce, they are a growing market for a number of reasons:

1. Women love IT.

According to the Center for Work-Life Policy, 74% of women in IT jobs love their work. Jobs in IT allow exploration and creation and tend to promote continuous learning. They also recently topped the list of “Highest Paying Jobs for Women” by Forbes. Woman may not currently hold as many upper level management roles as men in the IT industry, but they are making an effort to close the gender gap.

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How to Work With Millennials

Millennials See the World DifferentlyWhile our prolonged winter weather may have you confused, May has indeed arrived, and with it brings lots of new college graduates to the job market. A millennial could become your next co-worker or employee, and we thought it would be helpful for you to understand how to work with the newcomers in order to make the most of the multigenerational workforce.

Here are a few tips:

1. Set Goals and Let Them Dive In

Millennials and new grads are accustomed to living highly scheduled lives and juggling multiple tasks. By setting goals for the team, each generation can reach the goal in their own way. 53% of millennials prefer to dive into executing a project instead of writing out a detailed plan while 33% of those 55 and over prefer the project check list. Clarifying end goals will help ensure that the millennial has the correct focus in mind and will execute it correctly. They want to be ‘hands on’ and they want to learn new things. Let them contribute to the team and chances are they’ll exceed your expectations.

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