Write the Right Job Descriptions to Attract Veterans

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Usually, a lot of time and attention is spent perfecting a job description. Your goal is to explain the position and requirements while showcasing why the candidate should apply. This method works for most candidates, but an important audience might be left out. If you’re trying to attract veterans to your workplace, consider these suggestions.… Read More »

Get Lucky Hiring: 4 Ways to Streamline Your Tech Firm’s Hiring Process

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The tech talent shortage won’t come as news to you, but maybe this will – sometimes the solution isn’t a lack of candidates, but your own hiring process. It might not matter who you’re attracting if you’re not enticing them to stay or evaluating them. If this might be your company, try these four ways… Read More »

2019 & Beyond: The Top Technologies Influencing the IT Industry

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In our technology-driven world, IT professionals have their work cut out for them. With technology evolving so quickly, continual learning is more than just a desire – it’s a necessity. Trends are constantly changing, but here are a few of the top technologies to consider in 2019. Artificial Intelligence This has been a trend for… Read More »

Get Ahead While Hiring: Why You Should Hire from Smoothstack

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Traditional recruiting can be a long and drawn out process, meaning you may have vacancies open for months. Not only is this a strain on your team, it can be a strain on your budget as well. It’s even worse when you consider the IT talent shortage. You need high-quality IT talent for your company,… Read More »

The Scary Truth About Employee Retention

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The tech shortage in the United States makes it easy to blame shortages in your office on a national trend. Unfortunately, this isn’t the trend you should be worried about. The scary truth is employee retention is likely your real issue. A recent turnover study by LinkedIn found the tech sector at the top of… Read More »

Are Your Tech Employees Quitting Left and Right? Let’s Evaluate

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While turnover is a normal part of business, sometimes you notice seasons where employees seem to leave at higher rates. It’s easy to immediately assume it’s a generational issue or just a normal ebb and flow. Instead of remaining ignorant of the reasons, evaluate these questions to see why your tech employees are leaving. Are… Read More »

How to Manage Your Recent Computer Science Graduates

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Hiring recent computer science graduates can mean adding fresh perspectives and enthusiasm to a team. The life they can breathe into a stagnant group can be welcome and refreshing. While these hires bring a lot of good to the table, they can also be the source of some frustration. Despite their skills, you might find… Read More »

Why Hiring Veterans Is So Valuable

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In 2011, the unemployment rate for veterans who had served in active duty was just over 12 percent. Post-9/11 initiatives led to more companies creating veteran hiring programs, and five years later the veteran unemployment rate was cut in half. While this is an improvement, there are still issues in the civilian workforce preventing veterans… Read More »

The Monumental Benefits of Hiring a Veteran

It’s likely at some point in the hiring process you’ve thought to yourself that good help is hard to find. With a recent survey finding that 80 percent of US businesses planning to add more employees, but executives claiming they can’t find the right candidates, you likely aren’t alone in your thoughts. Unemployment rates for… Read More »

7 Habits of Highly Effective Hiring Professionals

When you’re on the candidate side of the job-search process, it’s easy to assume hiring is an easy enough job. You simply pick the best resumes, interview the applicants and decide based on who you thought stood out the most. Like most things in life, it isn’t that simple. A highly effective hiring professional is… Read More »