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 »
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How to Identify a High Performing Tech Candidate in the Interview
A developer can do well on a coding test, but stymie a project because of their arrogance. A project manager can have all the skills on paper but fail to deploy on the ground. UX designers can have a great portfolio but push too hard for their vision without taking into account the end-user. These… Read More »
5 Reasons Why Recruiters Can Boost Your Job Search
Recruiters are a job-seekers best resource. We’re not sharing this because we’re in the staffing business, either. Landing the right job is a game of numbers, and the numbers show that 80% of jobs are not posted online. In addition to connecting you with jobs before they hit the market, how can recruiters help your… Read More »
Does Your Culture Attract Millennials?
AARP says every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age. That leaves companies with a lot of young talent waiting in the wings. Forbes says 86 million millennials will be in the workplace next year; that’s 40% of the workforce. How businesses will reach out to generation Y, more commonly known as the millennial population,… Read More »
3 Simple Ways to Level Up Your Onboarding
Last year Gallup reported that onboarding is key to employee retention. With historically low unemployment levels and a particular need nationwide for more IT talent, anything employers can do to improve hiring and retention is a good thing. Ironically, the same Gallup polling numbers showed despite the importance of onboarding, only 12% of our employees… Read More »
Common Contract IT Myths Debunked
What if you had a technology expert at your fingertips that could bring you in as part of an IT “hit squad” when a company needed help? That’s the power of IT contract work. This type of work is sometimes maligned because of misconceptions around older contract models. Instead, IT contract help is more modern,… Read More »
How to Help Your Project Management Team Succeed
We often hear from Project Managers that the odds were stacked against them from the start. If they inherit a messy project with a fractious client, the chances are higher that they’ll struggle to correct past mismanagement. Here’s how your organization can support the success of your PMs and ensure that they succeed in their… Read More »
Interested in Becoming a DevOps Engineer? Check Out the Job Outlook!
Let’s cut right to the chase: If you’re considering a career in DevOps, now is the time to do it. DevOps stands for development operations, and it is one of the hottest new developer jobs on the market today, even though the career path began around 2006. What do DevOps Engineers do? What kinds of… Read More »
What are Engineers Looking for in a Company?
We already know the labor pool is tight, but when it comes to engineers, these professionals are some of the most sought-after in the entire world. That makes finding experienced engineers a challenging process for employers who are likely competing against a number of other companies in all kinds of fields. What should your firm… Read More »
How to Ask Your Recruiter for Feedback if You Didn’t Get the Job
Asking for feedback can be nerve-wracking, especially if you were just turned down for a job. But its that experience that will make you stronger, which is exactly why we encourage candidates to ask for feedback after the interview. This is particularly important if you are working with a recruiter. These professionals work directly with… Read More »