Shannon Vize

Content Strategist, MKTG Team Lead

United States

Shannon Vize has been turning her penchant for sarcasm and ability to absorb information on any topic into relatable, witty copy and branded content for a variety of clients and platforms since 2015. She currently develops, writes, and manages the content marketing strategy at Mondo. She enjoys the challenge of adopting different brand voices and transforming complex issues, articles, and ideas into fact-driven, fresh takes the target audience can rely on, while her relatability and unique voice keep readers coming back.

She produces her best work when it aligns with her passions: politics, tech, feminism, and the myriad of viewpoints on how the three intersect.


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H-1Bs In Tech: The Good, The Bad And The Best Alternative

To H-1B or not to H-1B? If only it were that simple for the tech sector. It's impossible to discuss the current lottery-based H-1B system in the U.S. without referencing the ongoing talent gap in tech since a majority of the 85,000 H-1B visas available annually are granted to tech-based sponsors.

The outlook for machine learning in tech: ML and AI skills in high demand

Artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be the most significant technological advancement across all industries in recent decades. While we're still years away from the robotics side of AI, the machine learning (ML) sector has exploded by helping companies with everything from improving customer retention rates to driving enhanced insights from big data and even mitigating supply chain risks.

The GDPR and the effect on US ad tech

It's not just you. Since the European Union's (General Data Protection Regulation) went into effect on May 25, companies have been ramping up those opt-in boxes, website banners, and emails updating you on the additional permissions needed to track your activity and process your data. And the user experience isn't the only thing that's changed.

How To Implement An Employee-Centric Culture

The value of an engaged and effective company culture can't be overstated, especially in today's competitive recruiting environment. Ninety-four percent of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is crucial to business success, according to recent findings from Deloitte. Yet only 19% of executives surveyed by Deloitte think their company has the "right culture."

The Real Problem With Tech Professionals: High Turnover

Yes, the U.S. has a tech talent shortage problem. However, the constant headlines on the shortage of high-end tech experts stateside overlook a core piece of the puzzle: Even when companies effectively attract and recruit niche tech talent, they're lucky if they retain them for more than one year.


Facebook User Data & Cambridge Analytica: Everything You Need to Know | Mondo

It seems Tech golden boy & Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerburg, has now become public enemy number one. Ok, so maybe that's a bit dramatic but the latest Facebook user data scandal involving political marketing firm, Cambridge Analytica, hasn't stopped making headlines since news broke earlier this week the firm obtained and misused the data of around 50 million users in 2014 and 2015 under false pretenses, breaking Facebook's rules.

The Most Valuable Employee Benefits of 2018 | Mondo

Helping you find and hire the high-end, niche Tech and Digital Marketing talent you need is a topic we cover a lot. While hiring strategies, like speeding up your hiring process and knowing when to adjust hiring criteria for certain Tech roles, are important components that produce results, one of the most impactful ways of attracting (and retaining) the talent you need comes down to whether or not you're offering the most valuable employee benefits.

Companies Working Toward Gender Parity in Tech | Mondo: Tech Staffing

It's 2018 and gender parity is still a major issue across all U.S. industries, but we might just be on the turning point of our society. That's right; women may finally receive equal representation and pay as their male counterparts across the board in the (hopefully) near future.

The Impact of Meltdown and Spectre on Your Business | Mondo

By now, you've likely heard of the latest massive security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre. After news dropped Jan. 3 of the multiple, critical vulnerabilities in modern processors (mostly, but not exclusively, Intel chips), the Tech community and businesses wanted to know: how bad will the impact be?

Emotional Intelligence: The In-Demand Skill You Need to Hire For | Mondo

When you go to make a hiring decision, you base it off several things, like past work experience, likability, culture fit, etc. But we know that it often comes down to intellect. Sure likability is important, but Tech experts, specifically, must have the smarts to get the job done well.

KRACK Attacks: What They Are & Why They Matter | Mondo: Tech Staffing

The detailed release of the discovery of KRACK attacks, AKA Key Reinstallation Atta ck s, by Mathy Vanhoef threw the Tech community into chaos this past week. The main reason being that the attacks exploit weaknesses in WPA2, the most popular and secure protocol that secures a majority of Wi-Fi networks, meaning the weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself which was originally proven to be mathematically secure.

VR World Brings Virtual Reality to the People | Mondo

Nestled in between Madison Ave. and 5th Ave. on E 34th St. in New York City is the largest VR experience center in the Western Hemisphere: VR World. Less than a month out from their grand opening, the space pops on the street with graphic and unusual storefront designs that entice locals and tourists alike to stop in and see what this "virtual reality" thing is all about.

Why We Need More Women in Tech | Mondo: Tech Staffing Agency

The underrepresentation of women in Tech is a topic we've covered extensively. From highlighting creative solutions to the Tech gender gap to identifying three women changing the IoT industry and even discussing the cause of the growing Tech talent gap and retention threat, we witness first-hand through staffing Tech-based roles the value women bring to Tech and the need for enhanced diversification in the industry.

Net Neutrality & How It Impacts Your Business | Mondo

Net neutrality has confusingly become a divisive and politically-driven issue as of late. To help clarify the potential impact the reversal of current net neutrality laws could have on your business (and why you see #NetNeutrality trending semiannually in your social feeds), we've gathered together the facts, on both sides, so you can stay informed on potential internet regulations and what they'll mean for your bottom line.

How Do Tech Giants Compare at Protecting Privacy? | Mondo

When it comes down to it, which major Tech companies have your back? It's hard to tell who is prioritizing protecting privacy of users and which companies just seem like they are. Brace yourself for a surprisingly in-depth look at where the Tech giants you partner with rank when it comes to protecting the privacy of your online info from external surveillance.

Augmented Intelligence & IA: The New Way to Think About AI | Mondo

When it comes to the future of technology, it's clear that artificial intelligence (AI) is the final frontier. However, as major tech companies have begun creating various AI-driven technologies and capabilities, they've started to think about AI in an entirely new way.

Editorial Content

Global Warming: Top 9 Most Common Misconceptions

It's 2016 and global warming is very much a real threat facing every species on this planet, as well as the planet itself. If you're a non-believer, well you must not believe in science. Get educated by checking out the nine most common misconceptions about global warming below.

Taylor Magazine
Caitlyn Jenner And The Portrayal Of Women In Media

Caitlyn Jenner bravely donned the cover of July's "Vanity Fair" to officially announce her transition into her true self. This was a huge step for acceptance and major progress for the transgender community in the U.S. media, akin to the casting of an actual transgender for the role of the beloved Sophia in the Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black."

Elite Daily
5 Things Jon Stewart Taught Me

A few weeks have passed since Jon Stewart announced his upcoming retirement as host of the popular comedic news broadcast, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Word of Stewart's leave came just a couple months after the final episode of Stephen Colbert's widely popular comedy news program, "The Colbert Report," in 2014.

Elite Daily
How Karlie, Cara and Chloe Continue to Redefine the Term Supermodel

Every few years, the fashion world finds a new model on whom to dote. This lucky model is plucked from obscurity and captures not just the attention of the fashion world, but the population at large. This article is dedicated to today's "it" girls: the supermodels who are redefining everything, along with their own job title.

Elite Daily
13 Signs You've Somehow Reached The Awkward Mid-20s Phase

An adult is defined as being fully developed and mature. In other words, grown-up. By most standards, once you graduate from college and enter the workforce, you're considered one, but Millennials in their mid-20s know this is anything but accurate. Instead, you're stuck in this awkward phase where you're not a kid anymore, but you're not quite an adult either.

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The Current
CVS to remove cigarettes, tobacco from shelves to promote healthy living

The tobacco industry has come under fire again, just three months after New York City announced a bill that will raise legal age for tobacco purchase to 21. CVS Caremark stated Feb. 5 that it would no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products in any of the drugstore chain's U.S.

The Online Current
Privatized prisons keeping incarceration rate high

Prisons are overflowing, the economy is bad and the war on drugs has resulted in an unsustainable number of arrests. Over 2.3 million Americans are incarcerated today, which means business for privatized prison companies is booming.