Keep productive at work with these handy apps

A list of 9 conferences for .Net Developers to attend.At work, technology can be both a blessing and a curse.

It’s a curse when you find yourself cruising the Web or endlessly scrolling through Facebook or Twitter posts, but it can definitely be a blessing if you can tap into some new productivity apps that can help you work smarter and faster.

With a Smartphone now in nearly everyone’s pocket, productivity apps are a logical—and usually free — way to help get the most out of your workday. And with work and personal life now so intertwined, the apps can help manage your time and productivity on both fronts.

The key is to find apps that you will actually use after you download. The CEO of the popular productivity app Any.do recently did some research on the most successful and consistent users of the app. He found that the most productive users review their tasks first thing every morning to develop a game plan for the day. They also schedule tasks across a timeline of today, tomorrow and the near future so they can prioritize. And they attack projects by breaking them down into individual, manageable tasks.
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Hiring for STEM skills in the New Year – Don’t wait

STEM skills worker in the fieldAs we near the end of 2013, is your 2014 workforce in place?  If you haven’t already, get a head start on recruiting for your current and projected 2014 hiring needs, especially if you’re recruiting employees with science, technical, engineering and mathematical (STEM) skills.  One of the most difficult challenges facing companies is the severe and growing gap in professionals with STEM skills.

To learn more about the STEM skills gap and its source, view our new infographic.

Recruiting for STEM jobs

Skilled STEM workers are particularly difficult to find, so we’ve compiled a list of recruiting strategies you can start using now to have your hires ready for January 1, 2014. 
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