IT Hiring

Women in Technology: Resources for Building the Future

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 […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Categories: IT Hiring||

The State of IT Employment in Philadelphia

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 […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Categories: 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||

Hiring for the Evolving IT Role: From Tech Support to Business Partner

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 […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Categories: IT Hiring|Tags: , , |

How to Determine Cultural Fit in IT Candidates

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 […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Categories: IT Hiring|Tags: , , |

The Secret to Optimizing Your Hiring Process in a Candidate Market

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 […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: IT Hiring|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: , , , |

An Employer’s Perspective: Should You Hire a Contractor or Full Time Employee?

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 […]

Overcoming the IT Skills Gap

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 […]

By |April 7th, 2015|Categories: IT Hiring, IT Salary|Tags: |

Is Compensation Enough to Retain Top IT Talent?

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 […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Categories: IT Hiring, IT Salary|Tags: , , |