Devin Hornick

About Devin Hornick

Devin Hornick is a 20-year staffing and recruiting veteran currently leading as Sr. Partner & Sr. Vice President with Kore1 Technologies in Irvine, CA. Devin joined the executive leadership team at Kore1 in September 2013 to build out a direct hire/search division and bring with him greater connectivity to the Orange County Human Resources and IT community. His ability to develop strong personal and professional relationships with the business community at large is unmatched and his commitment to people and his values-minded work is unwavering. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 1999 he began his career as a technical recruiter with Intellitech in Redondo Beach, California. Having worked for both Fortune 500 and start-up firms alike, Devin has a particular strength for building and growing service-centric teams and organizations. In 2010, he co-founded Sincerus Solutions, a values-based staffing and recruiting firm where Devin grew the organization to an annual revenue of over 6 million dollars within 3 years’ time. His passion for helping others through outplacement work and his steadfast commitment to serve Orange County’s non-profit efforts through his involvement with not only his church, but also Leaders of Integrity, Charity On Wheels, Royal Family Kids and VEN Visionary Executive Network has earned Devin strong reputation as an executive connector, trusted advisor and a goodwill ambassador to professionals of all levels. Devin serves on the National Human Resources Board of Directors and is deeply involved with Orange County’s HR community at large. He is a devoted husband and father of 2 and in his free time enjoys spending time with his family, surfing and traveling. Devin’s deep care for others, hyper-client-centrism and his keen sense people and client needs has made him a household name in the Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego markets for IT staffing and search as well as a go-to resource for executive connectivity and outplacement.

The Secret to Identifying Highly-Skilled Software Developers

Differentiating between highly-skilled and amateur software developers during the recruitment process poses a unique challenge for hiring professionals. Evaluating the qualities necessary for an exceptional developer goes beyond their technical experience – how does one examine a candidate’s ability to innovate or think creatively? How do you determine if they will collaborate well with […]

By |June 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized||

The Future of IT: IoT, AI, and Machine Learning

The tech landscape evolves at a breakneck speed, with constant technological innovations impacting the way business is conducted across every industry. Organizations are now focusing on collecting data through the Internet of Things (IoT) and analyzing it with machine learning to create efficiencies at all stages of the business process, from more precise manufacturing […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Big Data, Information Technology|Tags: , |

Working with a Staffing Firm? Here’s What Contingent Really Means

What does the word contingent mean to you? Is it a synonym for “free?” Does it represent an effective way to find the best talent available? Is it meaningless? The staffing world is a unique industry filled with hiring models and terms that are often misunderstood. In my 20+ years working in this arena, […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: Creative Hiring, IT Hiring||

Here’s Why You Need a Shorter Interview Process

Are you taking more than 30 days to fill positions? If so, you’re taking too long.

But you’re probably not alone: The average time it takes to fill a position is at an all-time high, according to DHI Hiring Indicators, as its Mean Vacancy Measure reached 29.2 days in May, continuing this year’s historic highs.

This […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: IT Hiring||

4 Realistic Tactics for Negotiating Salary in Your Next IT Job

We often notice two distinct types of people in our searches for the right IT candidates. The first are candidates who are uncomfortable talking about money, so they don’t. The others are overly confident about how much they think they’re worth and hastily skip ahead to salary negotiation without much forethought or preparation. Either way, it’s a mistake waiting to happen. Here’s our two cents about tactics for negotiating salary in your next IT job. […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Categories: IT Salary|Tags: |

KORE1 Hires Team of Technical Resources for Disruptive Technology Company

Recently, a client in the disruptive technology space needed to hire many professionals, very quickly.  They were referred to Devin Hornick and his team at Kore1 to support this rapid growth initiative.

Hiring so many technical resources in a short period of time can create a great deal of challenges for an organization. In concert with […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Categories: Recent Placement|Tags: , |

KORE1 Finds Manager, Financial Systems for Client

KORE1 is proud to announce the successful placement of a Manager, Financial Systems for our client.
Recently a KORE1 client could not find the talent they needed for a Financial Systems Manager.  The candidates they reviewed did not have the system experience, the salary range was off, and there was no one locally that could […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Categories: Recent Placement|Tags: , |

Vice President of Shared Services

KORE1 is proud to announce the successful placement of Vice President of Shared Services for our client in the healthcare industry.
Position Summary:

Directs the Technical & Security group activities and personnel serving in central and regional operations, within a shared services model.

Acts as a consultative resource to regional senior management for technology related projects, including new, […]

By |June 29th, 2015|Categories: Recent Placement|Tags: , |

Year of the 5K: How Employers Can Avoid the #1 Salary Negotiation Mistake

It’s no secret that the IT market is booming. Demand for top tech talent is sustaining its upward trajectory, especially in Southern California. Given the demand, it’s far from uncommon for candidates to receive 2-3 job offers at the same time. Though you want to avoid hiring purely money-motivated candidates, you can’t ignore the […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Categories: IT Hiring, IT Salary|Tags: , , , |