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Articles by Charley Hughes

Charley Hughes

Charley Hughes has successfully placed a wide spectrum of job seekers into career-advancing positions during his eighteen years as an Information Technology Recruiter, and now works exclusively with EDI, EAI, and eCommerce professionals across North America. Charley makes his home in Ohio with his wife of 29 years. He and Amy are the proud parents of two grown sons.

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EDI and B2B Resume Tips to Make You Stand Out

Posted by Charley Hughes on Apr 14, 2020 8:15 AM

With the rapid emergence of Covid-19 and resulting uncertain times, some EDI and integration professionals across North America find themselves seeking work unexpectedly. Our hearts go out to you and we're here to help.

Here are some tips from Remedi to make your resume makeover easy and effective, and get you ready for the next chapter of your career.

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Two Quick Thoughts:  Evaluating Partners and Providers

Posted by Charley Hughes on Apr 10, 2020 4:19 PM

When working with an external EDI and integration partner you may have several different goals you want to achieve. In addition to the criterion below a quick pivot response in the midst of the COVID-19 environment is now among them.

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The Value of Training and Investing in Your Team

Posted by Charley Hughes on Apr 4, 2019 1:34 PM

Staff retention is one area by which the effectiveness of a manager is judged. One key retention element important to your data integration team members is keeping their skills sharp. Sure things like compensation, increased responsibilities, and honest performance evaluations are important, but so is the ongoing education of the professionals you manage.

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EDI Recruiting and the Do No Harm Philosophy

Posted by Charley Hughes on Feb 27, 2018 4:12 PM

Don't you hate it when you must admit you were wrong?

For twenty years as a technical recruiter I have shared with many candidates that my number one goal in working with them is to "First, do no harm", citing the basis of my philosophy on the Hippocratic Oath often taken by graduating physicians. I explain the importance I place on working to ensure that my interactions with passive candidates and active job seekers are professional and taking a long term view of things. After all, I have the privilege of walking alongside some outstanding EDI professionals who are making important decisions that will affect both their livelihood and career trajectory. It is a privilege I do not take lightly.

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5 Things To Do About the Recent IBM Support Announcement

Posted by Charley Hughes on Oct 25, 2017 8:05 AM

Perhaps as an EDI professional you found yourself somewhere between curious and concerned by the recent IBM announcement that operating systems such as the iSeries and UNIX (most flavors) will no longer be supported when IBM rolls out its newest version of IBM Sterling B2B Integrator sometime next year.

Here are 5 things you can do to reduce the impact of that announcement.

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