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  • 6 tips for re-entering the workforce and competing with millennials

    According to a study from The Hartford, 55 percent of Gen X workers, typically aged 32 to 46, feel their generation is ignored in the workplace, and 70 percent say that millennials, generally aged 18 to 31, are given too much attention.

    Written by Sarah K. White21 July 15 00:35
  • IT continues to struggle to find software developers, data analysts

    The good news is that more businesses are planning to boost their IT hiring in 2015. The bad news? Many are struggling to find talent to fill vacant or newly created roles, especially for software developers and data analytics pros, according to a recent survey from HackerRank, which matches IT talent with hiring companies using custom coding challenges.

    Written by Sharon Florentine12 June 15 00:18
  • How to win the hiring war for graduating millennials

    The class of 2015 has done its homework. According to research from the Accenture Strategy 2015 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study, new grads have responded to the growing need for STEM degrees. They're thinking about the potential for a long-term career before choosing their major. They're pursuing internships and ongoing training opportunities. And, for the most part, colleges are successfully preparing them for jobs and careers and are helping them look for work.

    Written by Sharon Florentine10 June 15 02:05
  • How to hire for personality and train for skills

    Finding talent with the right skillset for your company is not nearly as difficult as finding the right personality fit. As important as skills and technical know-how are, team chemistry is just as important - if not more so. One mismatch can cause a negative ripple throughout the organization -- or worse, it could negatively impact relationships with customers and, eventually, the bottom line.

    Written by Sharon Florentine05 June 15 00:15
  • How unconscious bias impacts IT recruiting and hiring

    Making recruiting and hiring decisions based on a candidate's height sounds ludicrous, right? And yet, according to research from Timothy A. Judge and Daniel M. Cable, published in the June 2004 issue of Journal of Applied Psychology, there's a perception that height correlates with success. While only 15 percent of American men are taller than six feet, more than 60 percent of corporate CEOs are over six feet tall.

    Written by Sharon Florentine21 May 15 05:28
  • 4 types of geeks you need and how to recruit them

    While recruiting and hiring focuses on matching individuals' unique qualities and qualifications with the needs of an open job, when it comes to hard-core tech recruiting, these 'geek" candidates tend to fall into one of four specific types, according to insight from Wisegate, an IT advisory firm and consultancy.

    Written by Sharon Florentine15 May 15 01:18
  • How to Attract and Retain Talent With the Right Benefits

    Multiple generations in the workforce simultaneously can make benefits a tricky issue for businesses. The key is understanding how benefits can help you attract and retain top talent by offering the right solutions for each generation.

    Written by Sharon Florentine22 May 14 03:59
  • Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

    Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.

    Written by Sharon Florentine03 April 14 00:17
  • Small Data Plays a Big Role in IT Recruiting

    Job applicant tracking systems capture massive amounts of info on candidates. But all that data doesn't help if the best candidates aren't able or willing to complete the process. Going more simple and streamlined can make it easier to find talent.

    Written by Sharon Florentine20 March 14 19:03
  • Why Are So Many IT Projects Failing?

    A recent study reports that 50 percent of companies had an IT project fail in the last 12 months. Business leaders who blame IT are missing the real project management issues.

    Written by Sharon Florentine04 Dec. 13 18:50
  • 10 Job Search Tips for Introverts

    Being introverted doesn't have to slow your progress when it comes time to ramp up your career. In fact, introverts have many characteristics that help them succeed in the IT world. However, it's important you understand your characteristics and can control - and even take advantage of - them.

    Written by Sharon Florentine24 Oct. 13 19:00
  • Demand for Cloud Skills Still Outpaces Supply of Workers

    Cloud technology is a 'must-have' for organisations building out or replacing their data center architecture, but there's still a major cloud skills gap that's impeding faster adoption and growth

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 Sept. 13 20:13
  • 12 Common IT Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Bringing a new employee into your IT department has the potential to make or break your team. Avoid these common hiring mistakes and build a team of IT pros that fire on all cylinders.

    Written by Rich Hein31 Jan. 13 14:24
  • How to Revive a Stalled Job Search

    Have you been looking for a job longer than you'd care to say? Well, maybe it's time you changed up your game plan. Here are some tips to help you form a new career strategy.

    Written by Rich Hein09 Jan. 13 14:47