10 Responsibilities of a High-Growth Startup CTO February 27, 2019

10 Responsibilities of a High-Growth Startup CTO

When hearing the title, “Chief Technology Officer” (or CTO), there is an automatic sense of higher authority for what you expect the person in this role to be doing. You naturally associate it with other C-Level company leaders and their responsibilities. But what a lot of people don’t think about is how distinctly different a startup CTO is from an enterprise CTO.  

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2019 Workforce Trends & Data Insights [Infographic] December 11, 2018

2019 Workforce Trends & Data Insights [Infographic]

Do you know how you are going to win the war on talent in 2019?

See our latest data-driven insights on what should be high on your c-suite agenda for the coming year.

 View the full infographic on everything you need to know about the Workforce Trends & Data Insights. 

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11 Tips For Hiring Software Developers November 2, 2018

11 Tips For Hiring Software Developers

If you are in the position to hire a Software Developer for your company, you know this is one of the most critical roles to fill and can have a huge impact on the progression of business.

Glassdoor reported last year that it takes 120 candidates to make 1 Engineering hire. Software Developer jobs are very tedious to recruit for and can be frustrating at times…but making the right hire is the most important thing you can do as a hiring manager.

To take the load off your shoulders and guide you through this tedious process, here are 11 tips for hiring a software developer.

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Your Fight for Top Talent September 28, 2018

Your Fight for Top Talent

Today, we are exploring the 1 thing on all recruiter’s minds:

“How do I win and get the talent that everyone wants?”

Frankly speaking, the battle for hiring top tech talent is a bloodbath.

These potential employees make all the difference to your company, and having the right strategies under your belt will attract the best talent and help you win the fight for top talent.

So, what helps you win? After some extensive research on the interests of talented baby boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials, we found the target market for employment ALL have high expectations for their work environment and companies can’t expect to win them over without updating their tactics.

Without further ado, keep reading for 4 reasons to up your employee motivation strategies in order to WIN THE FIGHT FOR TOP TALENT.

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Where Can You Automate Your Hiring Process? September 21, 2018

Where Can You Automate Your Hiring Process?

The future is here and the future is now.

Automation and AI within the hiring and HR space are top trending topics that are being used within our very own industry.

Within the past couple of years, these tools that once helped with recurring tasks and workflows have advanced exceedingly.

Allowing them too efficiently and effectively help with all parts of your recruiting and hiring process. Roy Maurer of Society for Human Resource Management states, “Recruiting automation can be found at all stages of the hiring process, from candidate sourcing and engagement, through scheduling and interviewing, to final selection.” As an HR team discovering these tools can be an intimidating task. However, understanding and utilizing these new technologies pave a way for a proactive pipeline of your hiring process. Read more for 4 ways you can automate your hiring process.

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3 Fundamental Reasons Companies Fail to Attract Top Talent August 17, 2018

Fail may seem like a harsh term, but it’s time to face the cold hard facts.

According to the CBRE report in “Scoring Tech Talent in North America 2018,” places like San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, WA, (two of our biggest client markets, by the way) are scored as the top-ranked tech talent markets. Yet, both these hubs experience something referred to as “brain gain,” which means they are creating more jobs than there is tech talent available. *(Read more about the tech talent market reports and research from CBRE here).

So how do recruiters from these ‘brain gain” locations get away from this classic supply & demand conundrum? Here are our 3 fundamental reasons companies fail to attract top talent AND how they can fix it.

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To Be or Not To Be(zos): Are You Recruiting Like Amazon? August 9, 2018

To Be or Not To Be(zos): Are You Recruiting Like Amazon?

Just exactly how difficult is the hiring process at Amazon? We’ll let you decide.

Over the last five years, Jeff Bezos hiring strategy has been one of the most talked about topics. With writers from Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Fast Company adding to the multitude of articles covering the fascinating process, we thought we would take a deeper look at (1) how Amazon uses “bar-raisers” to recruit new personnel and (2) list off the pros and cons of using this extensive recruiting process.

Read more to find out if this tech-giant’s recruiting strategy is right for you. 

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Cybersecurity Talent: If You Don’t Need It Now, You Will Soon March 14, 2017

Cybersecurity Talent: If You Don’t Need It Now, You Will Soon

Cybersecurity has been a hot-button issue lately, and will only be more prevalent as the global cybersecurity market grows from 75-billion-dollars to being a 157 billion dollar industry by 2020. In the United States, the Federal Cybersecurity Market is projected to grow from 18 Billion in 2017 to 22 Billion in 2022, let alone the business sector. 

Apart from being a high-growth industry in the coming years, cybersecurity is becoming more important for businesses of all types as well as governments. The alleged Russian hacking of the 2016 Presidential Election, Google’s cracking of the SHA-1 encryption standard and the massive DDOS attack on Internet Infrastructure companies in October 2016 have signaled a new era in which companies and governments will struggle to keep pace with advances made by hackers.

The prevalence of could-based products and the increasing value of data are making cybersecurity more of an essential for more and more companies. Companies that don’t prepare for the security needs of the future will be vulnerable to catastrophic hacks that affect both your company and your customers.

Here are some of the major trends that will be affecting the security of companies going forward and the forces that will impact their needs for cyber security talent. Continue reading “Cybersecurity Talent: If You Don’t Need It Now, You Will Soon”

Avoiding Technical Debt: An Intro to Software Testing February 21, 2017

Avoiding Technical Debt: An Intro to Software Testing

Software testing is known to be one of the most expensive, intensive and frustrating parts of the software development process. If major problems or bugs are discovered as a product is about to be launched, it can mean sizable delays to the launch date or even signal the need to re-write large sections of the program.

However, just because the testing process can be unpleasant doesn’t mean it’s to be avoided or skimped-on. The performance of your software in the marketplace will depend on the performance of the software itself, and it is always best to release the most functional version of your product as possible. Continue reading “Avoiding Technical Debt: An Intro to Software Testing”

10 Must Ask Questions When Hiring a Full Stack Developer February 20, 2017

10 Must Ask Questions When Hiring a Full Stack Developer

Every now and then you’re going to want to boost your development team. But a lot of the time when you hire a full stack developer, you may not get a good understanding of their skills from your interview questions. Whether you’re a technical recruiter or an over-worked CTO looking to build out your team, there are interview questions you must ask to learn about their real experience.  Below you’ll find my 10 must ask questions when hiring a full stack developer. Continue reading “10 Must Ask Questions When Hiring a Full Stack Developer”