Why Your Tech Recruiters Need to Boost Their Social Media Skills

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  There’s no denying social media now plays an increasingly important role in matching technology candidates with the companies that need their talent. The days of perusing the want ads of the Sunday newspaper for interesting opportunities are long gone. With millennials essentially tethered to their smartphones, recruiters must hone their social media skills to… Read more »

Six Hiring Trends You Need to be Aware Of

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  Managing the staffing needs for any technical organization requires close attention to an ever-changing industry. New technologies seem to arrive on a monthly basis, requiring your HR team to stay abreast of the latest buzzwords and jargon. Understanding the evolving needs of the modern IT workforce – especially talent from the millennial generation –… Read more »

The Right Interview Questions to Ask Automation Engineer Candidates

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  As robotics continue to make inroads in manufacturing and other industry sectors, the need for talented automation engineers is growing at a high rate. Perusing a candidate’s résumé to learn about their skill set and work history only serves for selecting applicants for an interview. Meeting one-on-one with each person still gives you the… Read more »

Why a Skills Deficit Will Stunt IoT Growth in the New Year

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  The Internet of Things (IoT) remains a high-tech trend on the precipice of the mainstream. A cornucopia of internet-connected smart devices brings the potential to revolutionize daily life at home, the office, and in the factory. However, a variety of factors, including cyber security risks and a skills deficit in the IT industry, continue… Read more »

Hiring the Best Tech Talent Means Taking Some Risks

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  There are always inherent risks in managing any organization, especially in the technology world. This concept also applies to your IT staffing policy. Ultimately, playing it safe isn’t always the best strategy when putting together the best possible tech team. Sometimes, the most talented developer or technologist doesn’t boast a typical background, including education… Read more »

What It Takes to Recruit and Keep Women in Technology

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  Women make up an important part of the technology workforce, and their numbers are only growing. In a competitive industry, where talented employees are worth their weight in gold, finding, hiring, and retaining female candidates must be a significant part of your organization’s staffing strategy. Here are a few ideas on how to attract… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Adding a “Boomerang”

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  In HR terms, a boomerang employee refers to a previous member of your organization who eventually returns to the fold. Rehiring a former worker potentially brings a myriad of benefits to your company. Familiarity with your office culture, technology stack and project management style are just some of the benefits. Let’s take a more… Read more »

Contract Employees Are the Future of Tech Employment

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  Technology employees want more flexibility and a better work-life balance. This remains one of the major reasons telecommuting continues to grow in popularity, allowing workers to contribute from a home office. Contract employment is also on the upswing in IT; giving companies a measure of versatility with their staffing needs. Many employees appreciate it,… Read more »

Six Facts to Make You Change your Hiring Strategy When it Comes to Software Developers

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  When your company is in the market for software development talent, taking a thoughtful and measured approach remains paramount. A well-considered hiring process brings your company the bright new employees vital for its success whether short or long term. This is arguably the most important task your organization will undertake. To ensure a successful onboarding… Read more »

The Five Best Ways to Engage and Retain Top Performers

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In the competitive world of modern IT, hiring the industry’s top talent is one thing, but actually retaining their services over the long haul is especially important. A poor retention rate hampers companies in a myriad of ways, including a loss of efficiency, wasted training resources, as well as the cost of a new hiring… Read more »