The Pros and Cons of an Employee Referral Program in IT

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Recruiters tell IT job seekers that when it comes to successfully landing a job, it’s often who you know that matters. The same can hold true for employers. Often the most successful hires come from employee referral programs. But is this really an effective recruiting tactic you should implement on your team? The Benefits of… Read more »

Can Your Company Bridge the IT Generation Gap?

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A well-documented generational gap is happening in IT.  One out of every ten employees in the U.S. is eligible for retirement, or will be within the next year. Their exit can and will have a significant impact on employers if they don’t prepare now for a new wave of younger employees.  As baby boomers retire… Read more »

Why and How to Interview for Soft Skills

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Hiring for technical acumen is extremely important for IT positions, but if you want to ensure a truly strong fit, you must also consider a candidate’s soft skills. Tech teams do not work in a vacuum, they interact regularly with other technical and nontechnical members of the staff. Poor alignment will erode morale and will… Read more »

How to Decrease Time to Hire IT Talent

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When an IT position becomes vacant in your organization, how long does it take you to fill it? According to the Society for Human Resource Management, the average time to fill a position has increased 10 days since 2010, and the more technical the position, the longer it takes to fill. For example, the average… Read more »

Is Your Company Tracking Its Security Weak Spots?

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When it comes to security, most companies focus the bulk of their attention on the network layer of infrastructure, assuming it is the most vulnerable.  And yet, given the time, human capital and financial resources spent shoring up that layer, breaches are still an everyday occurrence. So where does the true vulnerability lie? Prioritizing Security… Read more »

3 Mistakes Technical Hiring Managers Make

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The hiring process is rife with challenges, especially when it comes to highly technical positions. Every hiring manager has their own methods to ensure they make a strong match, but there are three common mistakes that are easy to overlook. Mistakes like these can ultimately lead to a bad hire, and put you right back… Read more »

3 Mistakes Technical Hiring Managers Make

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The hiring process is rife with challenges, especially when it comes to highly technical positions. Every hiring manager has their own methods to ensure they make a strong match, but there are three common mistakes that are easy to overlook. Mistakes like these can ultimately lead to a bad hire, and put you right back… Read more »

89% of Consumers Won’t Do Business With You Because of This

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89% of U.S. consumers avoid doing business with a company because of data concerns. The consequences of lax data protection can be severe, ranging from bad publicity and consumer backlash to fines and even lawsuits.  In a recent Harris Interactive poll sponsored by TRUSTe, 89 percent of U.S. consumers said they had avoided doing business… Read more »

How to Pump Life Into Your IT Job Descriptions

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Although some see the process of writing job descriptions as a rather simple and straightforward task, there actually is a fair amount of theory behind the practice. Sure, it’s easy to bang out a generic statement that is meant to advertise a recently vacated job. Writing an accurate job description that actually attracts top talent… Read more »

What a Bad Software Developer Hire Could Cost Your Company

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Locating and securing a knowledgeable and reputable software developer is no easy task. It can take weeks, months or even years to locate the perfect candidate, and there are very few companies who can afford to wait an extended amount of time to fill their roster. However, software companies must always be cautious when hiring… Read more »