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Testing candidates for cultural fit during the job interview is essential for making good hires who are likely to have a long tenure at your company. Unlike hard and soft skills, cultural fit isn’t something that can be trained after someone is hired. Forcing hires who don’t fit with your…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
4 weeks ago Categories: Share

Employee referral programs are a great way to make your employees happy and a great way to attract talented people to your company. Your referral program can build a culture based on productive business connections and respect for the abilities of one’s peers, but only if your employees are engaged…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
2 months ago Categories: Share

It’s no secret that employee retention is important for the success of a company. The cost of sourcing, interviewing, hiring, training and guiding a new employee add up to a significant portion of their salary, but some companies take very few steps to ensure that their investment in a new…

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Posted by: Kashif Aftab
3 months ago Categories: Share

Employee satisfaction survey tools may come with various guarantees but, no matter how much you spend on a satisfaction survey tool, getting positive results from one of these tools has as much to do with you, as it does with the program. Ultimately, if you don’t do anything with the…

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Posted by: Kashif Aftab
4 months ago Categories: Share

Let’s get one thing straight: poaching is a despicable practice. Poaching employees, on the other hand, is not cruel, but kind. If you find a talented tech pro who is ready or getting ready to move on from their current position at a competitor’s company, then “poaching” them away from…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
5 months ago Categories: Share

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…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

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…

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Posted by: Kashif Aftab
6 months ago Categories: Share

As tech companies and businesses of all kinds do more business in an increasingly global context, new demands are placed on these companies. The logistical demands of scaling a product for global use can be immense, and require the focus of dozens of experts from across the globe. From the…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

When marketing a product, making an impression on your ideal customer hinges on differentiating your product from competitors and demonstrating how this product is the answer to your customer’s problems. When you’re trying to fill a software engineer position, your open job is the product that you’re promoting and your…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
7 months ago Categories: Share

At the beginning of 2016, I found myself at a pivotal career point. As Director of an up and coming Travel Nurse placement agency, I was still trying to find that one final missing ingredient to our secret sauce! Though we had experienced some gradual success during our 9-year history,…

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Posted by: Abigail Thomas
7 months ago Categories: Share

I’m sure you’ve experienced this, right? When you receive job alerts or a recruiter reaches out about a position completely unrelated to what you do. Well, these are only a couple of telltale signs of ineffective recruiters. In a market that has become increasingly saturated, it’s critical to understand the difference…

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Posted by: Kashif Aftab
8 months ago Categories: Share

Offering cool employee perks is an effective way to differentiate your company’s culture, attract talent and reduce employee burnout/attrition. Perks can take nearly any form you can think of and, unless you go really over-board, the cost of providing perks is always made up for by a happier, more productive…

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There is a shortage of tech talent in this country and this shortage is only growing in severity. Even if you haven’t read one of the many studies or opinion pieces on how bad his tech talent gap is, you may have experienced some of its effects first hand. A…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

Startup companies run on the ingenuity of their founders and the team that these founders have put together. Though they may lack the resources of established companies, many startups are able to capitalize on the strength of their ideas and get the backing of major investors. Many startups have even…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

You should test the skills of anyone that you hire, but this is especially important when evaluating tech talent. The way that you test the hard skills of candidates (in person, online/screen share, assignment based, etc.) should always be chosen to make things easier on your candidates, but the content…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng

The way we work is changing. From Amazon’s dream of a drone delivery service to Uber’s planned fleet of self-driving cars, new technologies and new applications of technologies are emerging at an unprecedented rate. New tech is bringing opportunities to companies, but it is also presenting new challenges. Consumer demands…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
9 months ago Categories: Share

When you need to make an IT hire, but can’t, the costs start to add up quickly. First, there’s the job board subscriptions you’re paying to keep active. Then there’s the cost of any recruiting resources you’re using to consider and the resources that your hiring managers have been using…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
9 months ago Categories: Share

When you have a job that you can’t fill, or objectives that your employees can’t meet, what do you do? Do you re-examine your job description and the job boards you’re subscribed to? Do you try to re-engage employee support in your referral program? Do you evaluate your career page…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
9 months ago Categories: Share

Success in the role of Chief Technology Officer depends on understanding all technologies that have to do with your company’s product or the service you provide. For tech-based companies, the role of CTO is much more expanded, but their focus is still on the strategic/product side, leaving operational technology management…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
10 months ago Categories: Share

You know those square, papery things that you use to prop up your laptop? Once upon a time, books offered people knowledge that they could not find anywhere else, but we all know how that went. The internet has made it possible to learn virtually anything contained in any book…

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Posted by: Ronny Cheng
10 months ago Categories: Share
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