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Book Review: The Phoenix Project

President’s Message I recently read The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford.  It is written as a fable similar to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni and when it was published it quickly reached #1 in its Amazon.com […]

The Benefits of using a Recruiting Agency vs. Internal Recruitment

If you are responsible for technical hiring or if you need top-quality personnel on your team, you might ask yourself “Why would I use an external Recruitment Agency? What’s the benefit?” These are valid questions and it is perfectly reasonable to question how an external agency could garner better results than internal recruitment. If you […]

Annex Differentiators

We believe that Annex has a compelling story to tell.  Our competitive advantages have contributed to the company’s significant growth – an average of 60% year-over-year revenue growth since our 1998 inception.  Annex’s unique differentiators that allow us to provide exceptional service are qualities that distinguish Annex from other companies in the same industry to […]

Top 3 Jobs at Annex

Annex receives hundreds of opportunities every quarter from our local, national and international clients. These roles need talented IT professionals, the best of the best, and it’s our job to find them.  Some skills are in higher demand, and each quarter we are going to share them with you. Why?http://infolio-rg.ru Because we need people!  In […]

When to Change Jobs

Time for a change?ir-leasing.ru If you are in a stagnant industry or simply feel like it’s time to change your work environment, this post will help you prepare for changing jobs.Памятники When ideas of a job change begin to formulate, consider talking to your manager about opportunities and concerns.  Is there more to learn?  Can […]

Your Recruiter is Your Teammate

A little while ago, we made a post on Speaking Technical to a Non-Technical Person. From that article:  Some consultants are excellent at using analogies or breaking down jargon into layman’s terms to explain very specific and technical concepts when recruiters are qualifying them for positions.  By speaking non-technical, it makes this an easier conversation […]

Incorporation vs Sole Proprietor

Whether you choose to be a sole proprietor or an incorporated entity depends on your career goals and personal situation. We’ll go through the different steps and two options below, as many consultants are unaware of the benefits that come with each. As a consultant, there are many advantages to incorporating, particularly if you wish […]

The Importance of Reference Checks

Including references with a resume has become the new standard. No longer are the days when, ‘references available upon request’, was the norm.  Now, the candidate who has two quality references ready to go is more likely to get the interview than the consultant who does not.aton-mebel At Annex, we make it a priority to […]

#GirlBoss

Ambitious ladies out there, go grab this book. The Annex team consists of mainly females. We outnumber the men and are all girl bosses at our jobs.  What does it actually mean to be a ‘Girl Boss’? Well it is an empowered woman who is not afraid to go after what she wants and do […]

Annex Differentiators

We believe that Annex has a compelling story to tell.  Our competitive advantages have contributed to the company’s significant growth – an average of 60% year-over-year revenue growth since our 1998 inception. trevordiy.wordpress.com Annex’s unique differentiators that allow us to provide exceptional service are qualities that distinguish Annex from other companies in the same industry to […]

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

I had mentioned in the previous blog post, Tuesday’s with Morrie, that balance is one of our core values here at Annex. We have a bookcase full of titles that continues to grow, but for a first business book review, I chose a best seller and new classic, The Tipping Point. There are three rules […]

Company Culture

Corporate culture cannot be simulated, either everyone is on the same page, or the workplace is scattered.  Culture is what makes a cohesive team, and the foundation is built from the management team’s techniques, language, and the company values and mission statement that are put into place each day. When you hear the company name, […]

Annex Permanent Staffing

Annex Permanent Staffing (APS) continues to grow and be committed to exceeding industry standards with our services in permanent staffing. We strive to be faster and more precise in providing highly skilled IT professionals for exciting permanent opportunities. With our unique depth of network alliances and partnerships with a variety of professional affiliations and associations, we attract top notch IT professionals with more opportunities and, in turn, build greater relationships within our community. Annex continues to be involved in local technology events, as well as engaged with market intelligence, demand and trends.

Performance Reviews

If you take one piece of valuable information from this post, let it be that nothing during a performance review should come as a surprise.  The more you talk to your managers and touch base, the better off you and your company will be.  Aim to seek feedback all year long.Штукатурка стен цементно песчаным растворомMovie […]

A bonded team is a happy team

Corporate Team Building can offer an abundance of benefits to individual members, as well as the company as a whole.  Our staff meets as a group to collaborate on company goals, which aids in Annex being a strong cohesive team.  We respect one another and have excellent company rapport because we all participate in decision […]

Annex on LinkedIn

Is it safe to say that everyone reading this right now is on LinkedIn?  It’s an excellent tool for business, unlike other social media platforms because it allows all of us to connect on a direct level with one main priority in mind.  When browsing for motivational quotes or pictures to get us inspired for […]

Welcome to the new Annexchange!

Hello there,Организация караоке-бара It’s been a little while, but I wanted to introduce you to the new Annexchange.  It’s not the easiest to keep up with blogging sometimes; we’re all so busy, and I understand how much you have going on in your daily lives, believe me.  We constantly have growing to do lists that […]

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

http://kahovka-service.ru   Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is the second book that all Annex team members have to read when they join. I understand why that is; the first book we’re assigned is an operational textbook, which guides our meetings and our plannings. This is a more personal text. If you haven’t read, […]

The Annex Book Club

Annex has six core values; Integrity, Community, Value, Service, Quality, and Balance. There’s one room in the office that you can find the literal embodiment of all six values—well, one room that isn’t the President’s Office. The Annex Library isn’t huge; it fits comfortably in the corner of one of our shared office spaces. But […]

The Evolution of a Project Management Core Competency

This post originally appeared in Edition 8 of the Annex newsletter. Written by our CEO, Stacey Cerniuk, it’s as relevant today as it ever was before. Changes have been made to reflect the continuation of volunteer experience since the original publication.mountainsphoto I love project management. It’s in my blood. If your spouse has ever yelled at you, […]

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