Stories by Virginia Robbins

Three rules for entry-level hiring

What could be easier than filling an entry-level job opening? You just match the skills you need, narrow the candidates down to those you click with in the interview and then go with a youngster ? someone who might stick around for years. After all, you have real work to do.

Seven rules for life in a start-up

I'm on my first start-up. My experience has previously been at mature companies. Looking back, I realise that at every company, many of my recommendations focused on the fundamentals of IT management — project management, life-cycle planning, governance and staff development.

Gordon Ramsay's recipe for effective IT

One of my favourite TV shows is Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Thanks to TiVo and a recent foggy Sunday afternoon, I ended up watching four episodes back to back.