Relational IT Blog - Posts by Greg Corson

AFCOM 2015 Symposium recap

June 13, 2015 - , Founder & CEO, Blog

I was lucky enough to be invited to Boston AFCOM’s annual Symposium. This is a yearly event (hence the annual part) focused on data center operations. It’s a very interesting group made up of data center managers, IT engineers, architects, designers and technicians. It’s not your normal IT tech conference. You can get more information on it and AFCOM in general on their site They had a lot of great speakers. The day kicked off with Joseph Higgins who is the VP of Engineering for Fidelity. They have forty thousand employees, 25% are technology focused, 50 data centers and … Read More

Want to improve IT? Stop saying no

June 01, 2015 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,CIO advice , ,

I recently had a conversation with a CIO friend of mine. During the conversation he made the comment that his job was to be the gatekeeper and to tell his peers “No” when they made a request.  He then went on to say that Rogue IT was a big problem for him. He seemed shocked when I pointed out that there was a pretty obvious connection. Maybe I should have been more tactful than saying “Well duh”. It’s funny how many times this happens though. CIO’s, or IT, either are too busy with the day to day work and have … Read More

Advance your career through social networking sites – Part2 How to Land a Job on Facebook

May 24, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Career Advice,Personal Branding,Social Recruitment , , , ,

Did you know that in as little as 10 minutes of browsing through your Facebook profile that an interested person can predict how you’ll perform in the workplace? Yes, this concept was recently presented in a new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Therefore, it’s a fact of life today as Facebook gains more importance in the recruitment process that more and more employers are reviewing Facebook profiles when screening potential new hires. Some employment agencies are actually offering this service to employers, calling it social media screening. Moreover, a Jobvite study shows that … Read More

Advance your career through social networking sites – Part1 How to Land a Job on Twitter

May 17, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog , , , , , , ,

In previous blog posts we’ve discussed the importance of capitalizing on social media to advance your career. We’ve also talked about how recruiters are actively researching and evaluating our personal profiles on the well-known and obscure social media platforms. In this article I will be looking at practical ways of achieving your goals and finding your next dream job by using social networking sites. There are doubters still asking if it is really conceivable, if social media is actually improving the likelihood of winning a job over another candidate, but I believe they are few. What the socially savvy people … Read More

Social Media Evaluation for Candidates

May 11, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Career Advice,Personal Branding,Social Recruitment , , , , , ,

As recruiting professionals working in the technology sector, we are extraordinarily aware of the importance of social media in recruitment strategies. This is true for both recruiters and candidates. As a candidate for a career move, are you taking full advantage of what social media can do for you? To be effective recruiters of people for our clients, we are actively involved in social media activity each day. We update our Facebook and Twitter accounts with news, career advice, and open positions and we continually qualify prospective candidates for our new opportunities. Social media enables us to quickly … Read More

IT Jobs in Massachusetts – Perspectives for 2012

April 17, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Career Advice,Mobile development,Recruitment Trends , , , , , , ,

Technology continues to transform job development across the country, impacting the rapid growth of some industries and occupations and the decline in importance of others. Using Boston’s New England BLS Information Office’s report as a tell tale, we see that Massachusetts’ high tech industry, as well as the accompanying occupations, are significant contributors to the overall high tech recruitment market and the Massachusetts economy. Recent research published by www.Boston.com in collaboration with Monster identified the top 10 in-demand jobs across Massachusetts. Among jobs in retail, marketing, wholesale and manufacturing occupations, salespeople, or registered nurses, half of the open positions … Read More

IT Careers: Mobile Application Developer

April 13, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Mobile development,Mobile Recruitment , , , ,

The demand for mobile application development skills has grown dramatically over the past few years up 82% year-over-year from February 2011, 295% compared to 2010, and more than 400% from February 2009, according to WANTED Analytics™. In February 2012 alone, more than 19,000 online ads were placed for mobile application developers in the United States alone. There is no doubt that the mobile application industry will continue to grow rapidly. If you are a software developer with experience building web applications, consider a shift to mobile application development and add highly demanded skills to your personal brand and your … Read More

IT Professionals Are Writing History in Healthcare IT

April 04, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Healthcare IT , , , , ,

With the current job markets unprecedented demand for specialists in healthcare, IT Professionals have a new challenge to face as they re-evaluate their expertise and prepare to embrace a career change andplay an important role in U.S. healthcare history. In this blog, I am going to take a brief look at Healthcare IT and the likelihood of long term growth in this segment of the employment market. In order to provide better health care at lower cost, the U.S. healthcare industry is making significant investments to build a powerful interconnected information technology system. The implementation of electronic health records (EHR) … Read More

Top Mobile Recruitment Apps for Companies

March 27, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Mobile Recruitment,Social Recruitment , , , , , , , ,

As smartphone adoption rates multiply and social networking behaviors increase, the mobile recruitment industry will steadily expand over the next few years. According to a Nielson report published in late 2011, 44% of Americans own a smartphone, up from just 18% two years ago. Although a Vision Mobile study reported that gaming is the top category access by 62% of all U.S. smartphones, Nielson’s “Social Media Report – Q3” states mobile social media use is also on the rise with nearly 2 of 5 users accessing applications from their mobiles. Mashable’s article based on a study by online recruiting … Read More

Social Media’s Impact on Recruiting

March 22, 2012 - , Founder & CEO, Blog,Career Advice,Social Recruitment , , , , , ,

With over 135 million members on LinkedIn, 225 million users on Twitter, and 800 million active Facebook users, social media is impacting every department in every corporation’s “Social Business” whether it’s Information Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, or Logistics. Jobvite’s study “33 Essential Social Recruiting States – 2011” reveals, that people interact much more online than in person, causing changes in the way they relate to each other. Therefore, beyond any doubt, the effect of social media on recruiting is pushing a paradigm shift. The difference is transparency, Relational IT’s CEO Greg Corson recently stated “The online environment is … Read More