Making the Choice Between Two Candidates

You’ve heard the expression “apples to apples.” It’s actually a recruiter’s worst enemy; when two candidates are neck-and-neck for a job and appear to be equally qualified for the role. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does, it creates a dilemma of sorts. What do you do? Risks of Picking One Over Another… Read More »

How to Find a Work/Life Balance Through Temporary Work

HR Dive says there is a huge demand for temporary workers, and it’s growing. Last year, more than 9,000 temp positions were filled in the second quarter alone. Why the influx of temp employees? The article said that workers have had a taste of the flexibility that comes with these contract roles—and they want more.… Read More »

Tech Talk at DevFestDC

DevFestDC is one of the largest U.S. gathering of developer and technology professionals. This annual event is organized by Google Developer Group DC, a community run user group, and sponsored by Capital One and Google. This year’s panel and activities focused on topics such as Cloud, Mobile, Data, Machine Learning and more.  The event was… Read More »

Quarterly Newsletter – Issue #81

Meet the New Blackstone Talent Group 20 Years in Business, with a Fresh New Look  Blackstone Labor Market Analysis **Represents the top 85% of all Blackstone Client Demand Nationally. *Based on Blackstone Research Department’s 27-month analysis of client demand and fulfillment from 1/1/2017 – 3/31/2019. Resources Industry Articles   How Many Candidates Are Enough… Read More »

Using Your Culture to Attract Candidates

We’re in the era of office culture, and IT talent—or any talent, for that matter—is attracted or repelled by the image you project. If you have a cubicle-entrenched office dripping with old-school harsh rules, Houston, you have a serious problem. Everyone knows how difficult it is to attract and retain top IT talent in a… Read More »

Must-Have Skills for a Virtualization Role

It’s a new day for IT teams seeking new talent. The traditional IT manager isn’t enough; around 77% of enterprise organizations now have at least one application in the cloud. Virtualization skills are now a necessity. How is today’s IT talent different? What new skills will they need to exist in the brave new world… Read More »