The Key to Retaining Your Top Employees

In a 4% unemployment market, retaining your existing employees becomes more important than ever. The latest studies suggest companies lose $15,000 on every employee that walks out the door. Losing employees is both costly and difficult; even finding top talent in today’s competitive marketplace is a challenge Let’s look at how companies can work to… Read More »

Standing Out as a Developer Candidate

Becoming a developer is the new cool job in the U.S. today. People are flocking to a host of bootcamps and computer science courses, changing their majors, and learning new skills. Coding bootcamps are now a $240 million industry.  In 2018 they were credited with graduating 20,000 new developers and this year the number has increased. With so many bootcamps and training opportunities,… Read More »

How Does the Tight Labor Market Impact Your Business?

There are labor shortages in every sector. For more than a year, the number of open jobs has been higher than the volume of people looking for work. In January 2019, there were 7.6 million unfilled jobs but just 6.5 million people were looking for work. The shortages continue to heavily impact everything from technology to hospitality—and everything… Read More »

Leave Your Job Without Burning a Bridge

If a New Year job jump is on the horizon, the wisest course of action is to finesse how you leave. While you may have been very unhappy in your current position, there is still no reason to burn bridges. Exiting cleanly requires some effort, but here’s how to leave your job without drama and hard… Read More »

Are You an Effective Leader? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

The end of the year allows is a natural time to reflect on your leadership style. 2019 was a challenging year for recruiting new employees, and most leaders realize their approach to their job had an impact both on the organization’s ability to bring in new talent and keep them. Most polls show that employee engagement is… Read More »

How to List Contract Work on Your Tech Resume

Resumes are hard. Technology workers can be exposed to a variety of software and hardware combinations over the years, which can make a resume run too long. Today’s job market includes freelance and contract work, in addition to full-time roles. All of this can make a resume read poorly or make it overly complex. How… Read More »

What Makes a Successful Employee Evaluation?

Evaluating employees in the IT field can be difficult because the roles they perform are often so highly technical. New managers may not have the technical acumen to judge the quality of the skills the employee exhibited over the evaluation period. But there is also the human element to an evaluation that makes the process… Read More »

Are You Making These 3 Common Job Search Mistakes?

You know the unemployment market is low and there are a plethora of technology jobs out there. But your protracted job search hasn’t yielded any results. You’re probably wondering if you’re doing something wrong. We’ve compiled a few of the most common job mistakes that we see holding back technology candidates from finding their next… Read More »

Cutting the Cost of a Data Breach

The numbers are terrifying: IBM and the Ponemon Institute say the average cost of a corporate data breach is now $3.92 million per incident. Digital Guardian says the costs are harder to quantify, changing by industry and ranging from $1.25 to $8.19 million.   But the latest studies show data breaches are gifts that keep on giving; much of the cost associated with these incidents occur even years… Read More »

Taking Advantage of the Tight Labor Market

Attention employees – in a tight labor market, you have the upper hand. At least for as long as the labor market remains at historically low levels. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that unemployment is still around 3.9% and in 2018 wages went up a bit. This means the American worker can expect employers… Read More »