In an employment market where candidates have the upper hand, there’s no such thing as being too prepared. A number of things could happen in the coming year: unemployment may continue to fall, technological advancements could widen the already-extensive national skills gap, an economic downturn might even turn the entire workforce on its head […]
As the market continues to boom and unemployment remains low, open positions are steadily outnumbering available professionals and impacting compensation figures. Determining the right salary to attract top industry talent without overpaying is becoming increasingly challenging. It’s equally challenging for candidates to understand the worth of their skills.
Our 2019 Salary Guides are here to […]
The trend of rising IT salaries has picked up so much pace that many organizations now accept it as a cost of doing business. But what is that cost? The allure of higher salaries is a major factor driving tech pros to new jobs, and subsequently has employers across the U.S. expecting to raise […]
When it comes to rising IT compensation, a perfect storm has quickly crossed the country and changed tech landscapes everywhere. The national IT unemployment rate sits at 2.8%, setting the stage for a shortage of tech workers. In Chicago, there’s been a 34.9% increase in tech positions since 2010, which indicates healthy demand. Meanwhile, […]
Did you know 37% of IT professionals plan on searching for a new job this year? And 59% of those professionals say they’re underpaid.
On the creative side, there are six open positions for every active candidate. The marketing and advertising industry is the second fastest growing sector in Inc. 5000 companies.
Those are eye-opening statistics. […]
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. […]
We know our IT staffing services are only helpful to you if we actually stay on top of the trends that are affecting you. That’s why keep our finger on the pulse of the Southern California tech industry, constantly striving to deepen our IT expertise and broaden our network of key industry players.
With this in mind, here’s what we’re expecting now that 2016 is in full swing. […]
Demand in Southern California continues to grow while the tech industry maintains its driving force in the region. Despite this upward trajectory, it appears that the supply of available IT professionals simply falls short. This has led to stiff competition between companies, increased average salaries, and creative tactics to overcome the challenge of this […]
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 […]
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 […]