June 29, 2015

Beating the Tech Talent Crunch: Ways to Shore Up the Talent Gap

Beating the Tech Talent Crunch

Tech Talent Crunch

Ways to Shore Up the Talent Gap

 

The tech talent shortage has been compounding for some years, to the point we are hearing about the return of the candidate king. Sectors across various technology industries, engineering, and finance are experiencing difficulty acquiring and retaining much needed talent. Big talent gaps exist in software development and data science/analytics, and all across the science, engineering fields as well.

 

So what can you do to find the skilled talent you need? (more…)

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June 22, 2015

Use Social Media to Make Yourself More Attractive in the Job Market. Part 1

Use Social Media to Make Yourself More Attractive in the Job Market

Leah O'Flynn, Tech Recruiter

Part 1

By Leah O’Flynn Executive Recruiter & Team Manager, Tech Talent Division

 

Recruiting tools have come a long way since the days of file cabinets and fax machines. Today’s tools are social media and cloud-based applicant tracking systems. Professionals can make themselves more attractive in the job market by maintaining an active and professional online presence in the places where employers, recruiters, and colleagues are looking to connect.

 

Part one of this article will focus on where you should focus your online presence. Part two will address optimization of your social media in a competitive job market. (more…)

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June 8, 2015

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2015

Improved Hiring, Tech Sector Nearing Full Employment: Hiring Continues to Get More CompetitiveJobs Report

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2015

The job market hired more than predicted, but the unemployment rate stayed at 5.5% as more people rejoined the workforce. Tech Unemployment keeps going down and hit 1.9% last month, the lowest since June 2008. That’s nearly three times lower unemployment than in the tech sectors. With the Tech Sector nearing full employment, hiring continues to get more competitive. “Staffing firms are being hired to fill excess jobs that HR teams can’t fill internally either due to overall challenging conditions or lack of internal recruiting time and resources especially for these jobs with niche skill sets,” Meredith Amdur, president and CEO of Wanted was quoted as saying in the ERE.net article Employers Turning to Agencies to Fill Toughest Jobs.

 

At Redfish, the hottest tech sector hiring in May were: RF Solutions, Wine Application, Security Industry, B2B Demand Generation, App Security, Customer Care & Fulfillment Center, Cloud Hosting, Mobile Connectivity, and Social Advertising Delivery Platform. Redfish Technology placed tech talent in the roles of: Chief Executive Officer, VP of Product, Commerce Operations Manager, Customer Success Managers Senior Community Manager, Web Developer, ASIC Design Engineer, Crypto/SDK Engineer, Technical Writer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Development Engineer, Linux Technical Support, and DevOps Engineer.

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy gained 280,000 jobs in May. That’s an average of 207,000 per month for the quarter, and 2015 passed the 1,000,000 jobs created mark. The jobs report showed the strongest growth in: professional and business services (+63,000), leisure and hospitality (+57,000), healthcare (+47,000), retail trade (+31,000), arts, entertainment, and recreation (+29,000), temporary help services (+20,000), construction (+17,000), transportation and warehousing (+13,000), financial activities (+13,000), computer systems design and related services (+10,000), management and technical consulting services (+7,000).

 

 

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June 5, 2015

The Best of Best Places to Work …

The Best of the Best Places to WorkThe Best of BPTW …

 

If Best Places to Work is on your radar, you probably see it all the time. And BPTW comes in many flavors: the best in a State, the best in an industry, the best in the country, etc.

 

The latest flavor I noticed was the BPTW for Millennials. Congratulations to the top picks in each category: Ergodyne, Capitol Chevrolet Cadillac, Navy Federal Credit Union as well as all the companies recently selected from among 4,000 US companies for the best places to work for Millennial employees in America recognition. Given that Millennials are now the largest workforce in America, this is an important recognition.

 

The BPTW in the Bay Area celebrates companies that have exceptional workplaces that their employees value highly. Kudos to InfoObjects, ZenPayroll, SOAProjects Inc, PureStorage, and Workday for prioritizing practices, culture and values that drive engagement. When employees are happy to go to work and proud of their employer, they are more productive and (more…)

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May 28, 2015

The Top 5 Secrets to Landing your Dream Job – By Tory Thomas

The Top 5 Secrets to Landing your Dream Job

By Tory Thomas, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing

Tory Thomas, Executive Recruiter, Tech Sales & Marketing Division

I work with job seekers on a daily basis as a recruiter in the tech industry. Often times, candidates are unaware of a few tactics that can give them competitive edge in this market.

 

This difference between an active job seeker versus and passive job seeker is their work status. An active job seeker is unemployed, unsatisfied in their current role or a reduction in force is imminent whereas a passive job seeker isn’t necessarily looking for a new job. (more…)

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