How To Promote Diversity When Hiring Tech Talent June 11, 2019

How To Promote Diversity When Hiring Tech Talent

Hiring a diverse range of people increases your possibility for new perspectives and increase creativity.

A team with diverse backgrounds are more efficient in problem-solving and deliver a more versatile finished product through an ability to see things through different lenses.

Your groups varied talents, taste and experiences will help you reach a larger, more diverse audience.

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The 10 Best API Testing Tools on the Market May 14, 2019

The 10 Best API Testing Tools on the Market

Application Programming Interface Testing, or API, is a method of software testing that measures the standard of developed APIs, and whether or not they meet standards of functionality, performance, and security.

Over the last couple of years, there has been a rise in interest in API/Web services testing.

According to research conducted by Smartbear in 2017, the amount of API testers that automates over half of their tests is predicted to expand by 30%.

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7 Tips to Hire Amazing Developers April 2, 2019

7 Tips to Hire Amazing Developers

In the modern world, the demand for new technology is increasing exponentially.

Rising with it, of course, is the demand for the people who design this new technology: software engineers. Use this as your guide to hiring talented developers.

In fact, few businesses today can get by without one. No matter what your company focuses around, chances are that website design will be an integral part of advertising.

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Seven Best Practices for Tech Recruiters March 28, 2019

Seven Best Practices for Tech Recruiters

Seven Best Practices for Tech Recruiters

Tech recruiters operate in a talent market and companies need to follow the trends to attract the best employees to their company.

HR teams need to stay highly adaptive and creative in the way they attract top talent and for that, they need to know that the latest best practices in the industry to stand out. Continue reading “Seven Best Practices for Tech Recruiters”

8 Ways AI is Changing HR March 26, 2019

8 Ways AI is Changing HR

8 Ways AI is Changing HR: Organizational leaders and human resources executives are confident that incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into HR functions such as onboarding and administration of benefits can improve the employee experience.

As stated by IBM’s 2017 survey of 6,000 executives, “Extending expertise: How cognitive computing is transforming HR, and the employee experience,” 66%of CEOs feel that cognitive computing can significantly increase the value in HR.

Half of HR executives support that claim, saying they acknowledge that cognitive computing can revolutionize key components of HR. Additionally, 54% of HR executives hold the opinion that cognitive computing will affect crucial roles in the HR organization.

However, it’s not all positive. The Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) reported in a 2017 survey that 52% of respondents indicated their businesses were not likely to incorporate AI into their HR departments within the next five years. Approximately 36 % feel that their organization was not big enough to do so, and 28% said their senior leadership failed to see the need for such technology.

The question of “to AI or not to AI” may still go unanswered for many organizations, but a few have already jumped on the bandwagon. We’ve found some examples of companies that have invested in AI and cognitive computing for their HR departments. Continue reading “8 Ways AI is Changing HR”

Employee Retention: 9 Reasons Good Employees Quit

Employee Retention: 9 Reasons Good Employees Quit

Employee Retention: 9 Reasons Good Employees Quit.

While there are many ramifications to a high turnover rate, the biggest consequence can be narrowed down to this: loss of good talent.

Outside of the obvious problems with high recruitment and training costs involved, the loss of a skilled employee affects the entire office, leaving morale and productivity levels significantly lower over time. It also puts your remaining employees at a disposition because of the extra workload thrown on their plate in their colleague’s absence. So what can be done?

Employees quit all the time. It’s a generational thing. Employees just aren’t loyal like they used to be. Why is it my problem? Right? 

Wrong. Your workforce is your most valuable asset. Even though removing employee turnover altogether is nearly impossible, there are ways to eliminate common reasons for losing out on great talent. Whatever you do, don’t let your next great employee leave because of one of these 9 reasons:

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The Best Practices of Recruiting on Social Media March 25, 2019

The Best Practices of Recruiting on Social Media

The Best Practices of Recruiting on Social Media:

A candidate’s “first impression” traditionally takes place in the first few minutes of an interview.

Interestingly, social media networks have allowed candidates to make a first impression without meeting a single person.

Even for passive candidates, they are also using social media sites to network, so the recruitment industry naturally has taken a shift.

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Top 10 Cities to Hire Tech Talent March 22, 2019

Top 10 Cities to Hire Tech Talent

Top 10 Cities to Hire Tech Talent

Six million – That’s the estimated number of highly skilled tech talent across the U.S. and Canada!

According to the 2018 Scoring Tech Talent in North America report from CBREthe following cities are the top ten markets for hiring top tech talent. But how exactly are these cities ranked?

The CBRE uses 13 different metrics to assess each market’s “depth, vitality, and attractiveness,” assigning a numerical score to represent the summation of these metrics and therefore giving each city a ranking. From startup to Fortune 500, companies are finding their top talent in these regions. Starting with number 1:

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How You Can Hire Like Google March 21, 2019

How You Can Hire Like Google

How You Can Hire Like Google: When it comes to finding the right candidate for a position, any successful recruiter knows that a candidate’s education does not coincide with their success.

Strong employees are multifaceted, and they don’t have one skill that defines their success. A recruiter needs a set of indicators to help recognize these important qualities in a person.

The tech giant Google is consistently looking for different ways to identify these key qualities. Since Google receives millions of applications yearly having a clear and concise hiring process is essential.

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5 Places Startups Can Find Talent March 18, 2019

5 Places Startups Can Find Talent

A startup always starts as a solution to a problem, but that solution can’t be executed without the vital ingredient that is top talent.

The process of recruiting talent can be overwhelming, but it’s actually the most important thing you can do for the growth of your startup. When screening talent, you as the startup recruiter need to learn what experiences your candidates have that both prove their familiarity with the role, as well as their ability to perform well down the road.

Ask about their experiences when working on a demanding project. Be sure to hone on how they were able to contribute to that project. A smart way to gauge a candidate’s capabilities is by asking them to create work for you during the interview, for example, drafting a line of code to perform a certain function or even just bringing their work samples to the in-person and presenting them to you.

Whatever you do in the interviewing process to find that perfect fit you need to start with step one and find candidates.  Advertising an open position of a job site could work, but your competitors are doing the same thing. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a complete countdown list of 5 places you should be looking for your Startup Top Talent.

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