Building an inclusive, future forward company

Effective leadership in a future forward company has transitioned from an individual nature to a more-collective focus. The hierarchical structures that were successful in the past will not allow companies to creatively innovate at a pace that is necessary to remain both relevant and competitive today.  And while, in the past, innovation was viewed as […]

Looking For An Entry Level Job in Tech? Here’s Some Advice.

Everyone has to start somewhere in the professional world. Entry level jobs are crucial positions to help workers learn and grow as professionals and as members of a team. But how do you go about finding the right entry level position and landing a job offer? What are employers looking for in candidates? What should […]
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One-Size Does Not Fit All in the Multigenerational Workforce

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, the need for tech-savvy experts is increasing as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age for the Computer Systems Design and Related Services industry is 40.7 years old, which ranks younger than the median age for the U.S. workforce at 42.2 years […]
TechPoint receives $750,000 from Microsoft Philanthropies to help career-changing adults access tech jobs in Indiana

TechPoint receives $750,000 from Microsoft Philanthropies to help career-changing adults access tech jobs in Indiana

For almost a decade, TechPoint has been connecting Indiana tech employers with tech- and business-skilled talent, particularly through its Xtern program, which serves up top college students for internships and jobs. Armed with a three-year, $750,000 grant from Microsoft Philanthropies, TechPoint will expand its impact by creating new tech career pathways for upskilling and career-changing […]

Why I’m hiring Ukrainian tech workers (and you should too)

Editor’s Note: Last month, we told you about some Indiana tech connections to the war in Ukraine and listed some credible avenues to help Ukrainians. Since that time, the Authenticx team has built on its initial ideas of connecting with tech companies and workers there. We asked Authenticx CEO Amy Brown to update us on […]

Indiana must do more to put more Hoosiers of color and women onto and successfully through its tech education pathways

Finding and retaining talent is job #1 for the Indiana tech workforce, but the traditional education path is working for only a small percentage of Indiana students and employers. Indiana must resolve its issues of access, opportunity and equity if it is to develop the tech workforce that companies must have in the coming years. […]

Indiana’s collision course with a ‘perfect storm’ shortage of tech talent

As our workforces prepare today for the dynamic economic landscapes of tomorrow, perhaps more than ever before it is clear that finding and retaining talent is job #1. Foundational research commissioned by TechPoint in late 2021 revealed that while there are many points to celebrate about Indiana’s growing tech workforce, there are also key talent-related […]

The new holy grail for tech hubs: Talent

Indiana tech leaders agree that tech talent is the new holy grail for communities hoping to become or remain tech hubs. At the annual Indianapolis Business Journal Tech Power Breakfast, a panel of five tech company executives and TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier laid out several ways Indiana can win the global race for talent, including: […]