July 28, 2014

What’s the Latest Emerging Code Your New Hire Better Know? By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

What’s the Latest Emerging Code Your New Hire Better Know?Meredith Dean, IT Recruiter

By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

 

Is Java the top code to know? C, C++, C# – ho hum. Python and Ruby are hot. What about R? Assembly, Scala or Shell? Picking a particular new “emerging” technology stack like Ruby on Rails, any of the MVC Javascript frameworks, Scala, or Solr, etc. means working with some cutting edge new coding.

 

But requiring the latest, emerging new code in terms of a hiring requirement definitely means that the talent pool available is going to be extremely small. And with quasi-fulltime employment, tech talent is already highly in-demand before you even start ‘stacking’ the technology deck against yourself. (more…)

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June 16, 2014

Workforce Talent Survey By Monster Provides Fresh Insights

Insights from the Monster 2014 Employed/Passive Seekers Workforce Talent – Job Seeker Survey

JobSeeker-Satisfaction

Monster just published a new insights piece. This job seeker survey focuses on how job seekers view the current job market, their job satisfaction, and what will motivate their career decisions.

 

The top 1/3 of respondents were made up of: Information Technology/Internet Management (general), Clerical/Administrative, Management (executive level), and Healthcare professionals. The career level was 5% Executives, 33% Management, 50% professional, and 12% Entry. The majority had either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. (more…)

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June 2, 2014

Yes, You Should Be Offering Company Perks to Your Employees

 

Yes-to-Offering-Company-PerksCompany perks can be the metaphorical espresso shot in your employees’ coffee. In the Ceridian 2013 Pulse of Talent survey, 47 percent of workers ranked job rewards (monetary or otherwise) as the most important driver of engagement at work. Companies recognize this, and 60 percent of those surveyed said they currently offer non-monetary rewards for jobs well-done. Perks, however, shouldn’t be the sole reason employees stay with a company, nor should they be the only reason new talent comes on board. Perks should reflect company culture, not define it.

 

The Googleplex

 

A recent Glassdoor survey placed Google number one on its top 25 list of U.S.-based companies that offer the best benefits and salaries. The “Googleplex” in Silicon Valley epitomizes the company’s culture while also highlighting the proper way to use perks. (more…)

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May 12, 2014

Getting to the Best College Talent First

 

Getting to the Best College Talent FirstAccording to the 2013 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, 25.5 percent of 1.3 million college graduates were looking for work. How does any company attract the best of that talent before it gets snapped up by the competition? Learn how some of the best talent recruiting efforts make a difference in the quality of people that connect with your business.

The Most Traditional Approach is Not as Effective

The typical way a company makes contact with new grads or students preparing to graduate is through college job fairs. (more…)

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April 21, 2014

Why Employers Should Include a 48-Hour Expiration Date in an Offer Letter

By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

Meredith Dean, IT Recruiter

The whole point of any hiring process is to fill a current hiring need. The hiring process isn’t done until it’s done. That means getting the offer letter signed and assuring that the candidate arrives at the new employer on the appointed day.

 

So as soon as the ideal candidate is identified: make the offer, manage the variables, and minimize the risks to successfully hiring him/her. (more…)

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