Modis Detroit - Branch of the Year - builds strong business relationshipsWhether you’re drumming up new business or fostering existing ties, there’s one thing that holds true: business is built on relationships. “Without relationships, you’re just another supplier,” says Carl Lucke, Vice President of Modis in Detroit. His team in Detroit has become a pillar in their community as a result of their investment in making and maintaining relationships, helping them achieve the title of Large Branch of the Year for Modis.

Why do relationships in your local community matter and how can you build them? We talked to Carl’s team to find out.

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wearable technology changing healthcareThis year’s Internet Trends report highlighted healthcare technology for the first time. Analyst Mary Meeker noted the impact that cloud computing has had on the market, crediting the cloud with the recent surge in wearables and apps. Meeker also noted that this trend is changing healthcare research and patient data accessibility, specifically with wearable technology.

Here are some highlights from the report.

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The Importance of Team Building

by Modis on June 23, 2017

It’s not every day that two teams join forces with the same goal, but that’s something our team in Laurel, Maryland, successfully navigated in 2016 when our IT and engineering teams were given the opportunity to work together. How do you encourage two teams with diverse backgrounds to meld as one and collaborate? We talked to our two Managing Directors in our Laurel office, Mike Majoros and Kernan Kelly, to find out how team building helped them grow their business and land the title of Modis Branch of the Year.

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6 Companies That Will Pay You to Hack

by Modis on June 22, 2017

computer security hack unlockedNintendo recently offered a handsome reward to hackers that can find Switch security flaws. Nintendo wants to find security holes before anyone else. This way, the company can prevent pirated copies of Switch games. This is not the first time that Nintendo has offered a hacking reward – the company did so previously with the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo uses the Hacker One website to obtain software security information and to pay hackers. The San Francisco-based platform has a roster of more than 800 corporate clients. Many of those clients have paid out thousands to hackers. The site is used by a plethora of companies, including Yahoo, Adobe, Twitter, Dropbox, Nintendo, and others.

Here’s a list of companies paying top-dollar to skilled hackers.

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resolving the skills gap with engineering educationThe engineering skills gap has long been a hot topic across the industry. There have been many different strategies employed to try to attract young people back to the profession.

Businesses need more students to take STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as the number of jobs needing these core skills are predicted to grow by 17% by 2024.

Drilling even deeper into the skills gaps, there is a particular need for people to qualify in finite element analysis, embedded software engineering and all areas of energy.

A 2014 report from the World Economic Forum’s Matching Skills and Labor Market Needs, recommended that its G20 members develop strategies for “improving the quality of education and training and its responsiveness to labor market needs” and that there should be a “closer integration of education and work.”

How have colleges and institutions responded to this to ensure that students are being taught the skills that will fill the gaps?

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6 Ways to Improve Your Hireability

by Modis on June 15, 2017

job candidate showing hireabilityThe time has come to find a new job. It may be a job seeker’s market, but there are still some tips you can use to make sure you’re the candidate who stands out for the role. Before you start looking at available job opportunities, take these steps to improve your hireability!

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