Is Your Slow Interview Process Affecting Your Ability to Hire?

In a 4 percent unemployment market, companies with slow hiring processes will lose good candidates. The reality is we are experiencing the lowest unemployment we’ve seen in 17 years, and it’s driving a talent war in categories as diverse as retail workers to computer programmers. It’s not just millennials that have grown frustrated with outdated… Read More »

Skills Required for a DevOps Engineer

Just thinking about the title, “Development and Operations Engineer” (DevOps), you might recognize the position as a bridge between the creation and deployment of a complicated software product. TechTarget says, “A DevOps Engineer must know how to manage the IT infrastructure that’s needed to support software code in dedicated, multi-tenant or hybrid cloud environments.” Some… Read More »

How to Approach the Counter Offer the Right Way

Most people hate talking about money. This is especially true during the job interview process. Doing it wrong can stymie your chances for a new job. But it also can feel awkward talking about money with a hiring manager that is practically a stranger. We know that there are some good ways to conduct this… Read More »

Contract to Hire vs. Perm: Pros and Cons

There are all kinds of ways to work today. From freelancing or contract work, permanent placement, contract-to-hire, and more, it can be hard for a job candidate to sort out the benefits and drawbacks of each of these types of employment. Employers can be confused about which arrangement could benefit their organization. This article discusses… Read More »

Old School Manners May Land You That Job

Old school manners haven’t gone out of style. Having manners means you behave in a respectful way toward others. While these are written and unwritten rules for behaving ethically and respectfully in our interactions with other people, they are still important when trying to find a new job. Have We Lost Our Manners? A Civility… Read More »

The Tight Labor Market and You

How can the tight labor market affect you and the quality of your candidates? Knowledge workers are in high demand these days. Companies struggle to find skilled workers in a labor market that has the lowest unemployment rate since 2000. We’re sorry to say things are only going to get worse. A new report says… Read More »