The Most Important Take-Away

Published By LinkedIn Group: Sales Management Executives You don’t need to spend much time on social platforms, or reading/watching the news, to know that business owners are challenged on multiple levels to grow revenue. From rapidly changing technology to quiet quitting, and let’s not even mention the economic uncertainty that persists despite numbers to challenge […]

Technology talent and recruitment outlook for 2023

With all the doom and gloom we wanted to share this fantastic breakdown of what’s REALLY going on with technology talent and recruitment! Enjoy and thank you to Andy Heyes, Rhona Carmichael, and Harvey Nash for the insight (Full article at  As 2023 gets underway, the economic outlook remains challenging, with inflation and costs running high […]

Google’s Bard AI: Fierce ChatGPT Competitor or Barred?

AI and Chatbots have quickly become integrated into and function as primary channels of communication across all verticals. OpenAI’s ChatCPT, a Microsoft backed product, has taken the business world by storm with 100 million users as of January 2023. On Monday, Google announced its AI chatbot Bard — a rival to OpenAI’s ChatGPT that’s due to become […]

Labor IQ Announces Head-Scratching Job Gains in January. Labor Market Remains HOT!

With excitement we are sharing LaborIQ’s National Market Report & Outlook for January 2023. Link to full repot below. The economy added an unexpected 517,000 jobs in January, completely smashing economists’ expectations of 187,000. January’s job gains are puzzling given the headlines and expectations of a slowdown in hiring. Not only is this well-above recent […]

Is Your IT Department Overworked?

In a recent LinkedIn poll by IT Avalon asking “Is Your IT Department Overworked”, 47% of voters selected “Yes we’re maxed out” while 38% selected “We’re Managing Ok For Now”. Only 16% of respondents said “No, We Have Ample Resources”. Participants in the poll are CIO’s, Senior IT Directors and Managers, Developers and Software Engineers. […]

3 Reasons Why A Smaller IT Staffing Agency Is Your Best-Bet In A Downturn

In this time when budgets are tight, but your IT team needs to fill positions and complete projects and initiatives on time, it’s important to choose your staffing agency wisely. Sure the big ones that come first to mind have brand power and a bigger digital footprint, but smaller staffing agencies are ideal in this […]

Labor Market Still Going Strong

LaborIQ author and economist, Mallory Vachon, Ph.D., reviewed the most recent labor statistics as of January 6, 2023. The economy exceeded economists’ expectations by adding a solid 223,000 jobs in December. The labor market continues to add jobs at a very robust pace. The 223,000 jobs added by employers in December suggest the labor market […]

IT Leaders Adjust Budgets As Economy Shifts

Johanna Ambrosio, CIO and Contributing Writer of, just published an update based on this year’s State of the CIO survey. Despite economic uncertainty, IT budgets will likely hold steady over the next couple of years, with CIOs reporting key investments in security, analytics, automation, cloud, and IT talent. Budget planning during uncertain economic times […]

The Profound Impact Of Giving Together

The IT Avalon Winter Round-up had a bit of bumpy start. With team members flying into Reno from all over the country, we had people stuck at various cities and airports which delayed our official kick-off. By 3 pm of our first day, we were finally all together and geared up for three intensive days […]

Searching For The Words On Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day. United States President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919 by saying, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because […]