Tech professionals have seen demand for their skills reach new heights thanks to generally low unemployment among workers who specialized in a technical field. However, not all skills are considered equal in the eyes of employers, especially as goals for IT departments shift to meet the new business landscape. If you are looking to… Read more »
Posts Tagged: IT Careers in DC
Can We Avoid Letting Tech Burnout Become the New Normal?
Even though overall unemployment in the DC area is above the national average, it still sits below the 6 percent mark for the larger population and falls even further when you examine only technical professionals. This means companies throughout the area are struggling to find the tech talent they need and many critical IT… Read more »
What Millennials Should Know About IT Project Management Roles
There’s no denying the millennial generation’s continued impact on the technology industry. Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to rapidly move into management, millennials are known for exploring any opportunity to advance their IT careers. Their influence is only expected to grow over the next few years and beyond. Let’s take a closer… Read more »
What Can You Learn From a Bad IT Job Before You Apply For the Next One?
A poor experience working at a technology company needn’t be all doom and gloom. It provides an opportunity to both learn and grow as an IT professional. Remember, you aren’t alone, as a vast majority of those in the tech industry don’t stay with one organization over their entire career. Let’s look more closely… Read more »
Can Pay Transparency Improve Tech Retention?
In an economy highlighted by a shortage of quality technology professionals, maintaining a high retention rate plays a key role in the overall efficiency and productivity of many businesses. It is also helps an organization’s HR-related expenses stay at a minimum – not surprising considering the high cost of the hiring process. Interestingly, organizations… Read more »
The Most Important Things to Remember when Hiring Data Scientists
Social networking, eCommerce, mobile technology, and the Internet of Things all create huge amounts of what the industry calls Big Data. A business able to find actionable information out of these masses of data enjoys a distinct advantage over its competition. This has led to the popularity of a relatively new role in IT… Read more »
Six Hiring Trends You Need to be Aware Of
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 »
Why It’s Time to Incorporate Ethics Into Big Data Analytics Projects
The massive amounts of data gathered from social media networking and eCommerce raise privacy and other ethical issues for consumers and businesses. For one, there is a risk organizations might make the wrong assumption in their data analysis, leading to a poor decision adversely affecting their stock price – or worse. Many industry experts… Read more »
How to Track Tech Employees’ Productivity Without Being Big Brother
In this competitive business era with Agile and DevOps taking technology companies’ efficiency to a higher level, tracking employee productivity continues to grow in importance. How to keep a watchful eye on your team’s work without raising privacy concerns is another question. Finding a way to balance the two concerns remains a worthy goal… Read more »
Why Your IT Managers Must Evolve
As management in the IT industry continues to mature, technology managers also need to evolve. Take a look at Agile and DevOps for notable examples of this evolution. An increasingly competitive business landscape places the onus on tech organizations to work more smartly and more efficiently. Recent innovations like iterative development and continuous deployment… Read more »