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  • How to get fired

    A plunging stock market, crumbling budgets, layoffs and restructurings: So much of today's news is bad, so much of it can adversely affect your career, and so much of it is maddeningly beyond your control.

  • Cutting the Wrong Employees Can Kill A Business

    Retaining strategically important IT staff in a recession can provide an organisation with competitive advantage. Outsourcing selectively now is a good option, but retaining in house project management skills is the key for IT leaders when the economic climate improves.

  • Layoff backlash: Five steps to protect your business from angry ex-employees

    A senior corporate executive leaves the company, taking with him his framed family photographs, his prized gold pen-and-pencil set -- and the passwords of several hundred employees.

  • Crisis for tech workers: Life after layoffs?

    Signs everywhere point to the plight of the laid-off tech worker. Tech consultancy BearingPoint files for bankruptcy. Hewlett-Packard's profits plummet. Silicon Valley employment falls for the first time in several years. With daily layoffs and few new jobs available, techies have seen their careers careening off track -- and now they need to reinvent themselves or get off the tech train altogether.

  • Most notable IT layoffs of 2008

    A look at this year's job cutbacks at Cisco, HP, Dell, Sun and other top technology companies

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