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Sometimes the answer to a problem is hiding in plain sight. Take, for example, the problem of diversity in tech and, specifically, in open source software. If we look at US Bureau of Labor data, 21.2% of professional developers are female. According to a 2017 GitHub open source survey, however, 95% of...

At today's rate it will take 257 years to fully close the economic gender gap. The World Economic Forum’s Closing the Gender Gap Accelerator initiative is speeding up the process in 9 countries, with plans to expand. Accelerators target four key challenges: women’s labour...

Landing the perfect IT job is never easy, but having the right technical skills can give you an inside track on a new role, especially if your skills are in high demand. Job search platform Indeed has analyzed the most-wanted tech skills appearing in job...

Tech companies embraced the diversity train in a very public manner in 2014, when the release of the first diversity reports set off a wave of calls for change. Arguably, not much has changed in the last five years. The percentages of racial minorities in technical positions...

NEW TECH STUFF TO MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER IN 2020 — In the decade now drawing to a close, every part of our lives – our personal lives, our businesses and careers – became fully digital. And with the 2020s now upon us, we’re going...

From welcoming flextime in the workplace to understanding how workforce analytics can impact business decisions, these are the biggest HR trends that you’ll see as we move into 2020. Human Resource is all about recruiting, mentoring and tending of the greatest assets of any company—human capital....

In 2019, the swirl of scrutiny and souring public opinion around Big Tech coalesced into serious regulatory threats as every relevant government body in the country launched investigations into the largest and most significant technology companies in the world. Lawmakers pointed fingers at tech companies like...