• Looking for the Best IT candidates? Cut the Recruitment Quizzes.

    Looking for the Best IT candidates? Cut the Recruitment Quizzes.

    Screening quizzes and code-based puzzles have become de rigeur in IT and Tech recruitment …but do they really work? Recruitment writing expert Sam Haythornthwaite explains why this applicant screening method   We’ve all been there. You’re underwater on a project, or the service desk lines are jammed, and you need more hands-on deck. You need
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  • 3 Tech Ways to Get Actionable Employee Feedback

    3 Tech Ways to Get Actionable Employee Feedback

    Savvy business owners and managers recognize the value in establishing good communication with employees. If you want to get the important employee feedback necessary to stay on top of possible problems and developments, there are tech tools available that allow you to reach out to both remote and in-house employees. Employees are often the first
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  • US Information Technology Employment showing Modest Growth

    US Information Technology Employment showing Modest Growth

    U.S. information technology employment expanded by 4,600 new jobs in February, with four of five employment categories recording modest growth, according to CompTIA, the leading technology industry association. But job gains were offset by another rough month for workers in telecommunications, CompTIA’s analysis of today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics “Employment Situation” report  reveals. “In the
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  • Challenges Ahead on UK Information Technology Hiring Front

    Challenges Ahead on UK Information Technology Hiring Front

    Information technology (IT) industry executives in the United Kingdom see another year of challenges ahead on the technology hiring front, according to research from technology industry trade association CompTIA. About one-third of UK tech executives surveyed by CompTIA think 2018 will be moderately more challenging than 2017 when it comes to recruiting new technology workers.
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  • Starting Salary Packages – Are they Really Negotiable?

    Starting Salary Packages – Are they Really Negotiable?

    Are you considering changing jobs in 2018? A new study shows that if you are Male and aged 18-34, you are far more likely to try and negotiate  better starting salary packages. While many job postings say that salary is negotiable, the majority of applicants make no effort to secure a better package. According to
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  • U.S. IT Sector Delivers Double Dose of Good News

    U.S. IT Sector Delivers Double Dose of Good News

    Two new reports just released by technology industry association CompTIA indicate continued positive momentum for the U.S. information technology (IT) sector. The sector posted another reasonably solid month of employment in October, growing by an estimated 4,700 new jobs, according to CompTIA’s analysis of today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) “Employment Situation” report. (#JobsReport) Meanwhile,
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  • Use of AI in Human Resources Growing

    Use of AI in Human Resources Growing

    As robotics and automation become key drivers of the new economy, a new paper by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) reveals that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) has already found its way into human resources (HR) departments, a trend that is expected to further grow in the coming years. “The future is here
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  • Do You Get Enough Sleep to be a Productive Employee – Probably Not!

    Do You Get Enough Sleep to be a Productive Employee – Probably Not!

    With daylight saving time officially coming to an end in the US on Sunday, November 5, it may be time for working Americans to take advantage of that extra hour of sleep. According to a new survey from Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing job sites, three in four (74 percent) full
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