Despite the unprecedented growth of the IT industry, the diversity of its workforce has remained relatively unchanged. Only 25% of U.S. IT workers are female, emphasizing the fact that women are still underrepresented in the field. In order to move toward a more inclusive future, it’s important to take a look at the underpinnings […]
With our recent expansion to the Philadelphia market, we’re excited to see things hopping over here in the City of Brotherly Love. In order to better understand the challenges local organizations are facing when hiring tech professionals, we make a point to keep a finger on the pulse of the area’s IT scene. Here […]
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.
Fierce demand for top IT talent is forcing many organizations into a mad dash to extend job offers the moment they set eyes on the perfect fit. These companies have goals to meet, they are motivated by urgency, and the sooner they can fill empty positions the better. This doesn’t mean they’re not smart […]
When an open IT position means lost performance in the face of looming deadlines, urgency in the hiring process is key – especially when the demand for IT talent is so much higher than the supply. But urgency can come with a cost, and needs to be carefully balanced with taking the time to […]
In the current market, where demand for IT professionals is high, candidates are often interviewing at more than one company simultaneously. It stands to reason that the companies with the shortest and most efficient hiring process have the highest chance of securing the best candidates.
If your company is feeling the pressure of this heightened […]
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 […]
As the business landscape continues to evolve and the struggle to find top talent persists, it’s worth re-evaluating your hiring practices in order to optimize your workforce.
For instance, it’s becoming more common for many top IT professionals to choose contract and consulting opportunities over full time, permanent positions. But this trend brings with it […]
In recent posts, we’ve discussed the skyrocketing demand for talented high-tech professionals, especially in Southern California. Unemployment continues to decrease, which surely means that many of the open positions out there are getting filled. Employers are winning top talent to their team with a careful balance of competitive IT salaries, outstanding growth opportunities, and […]
We’ve established that the salary conversation is essential when attracting and retaining top IT talent. But figuring out how much to pay tech professionals is just a fraction of the big picture. Even if you’ve done thorough research, using resources like our Southern California IT Salary Guide, to ensure your compensation packages meet or […]