How to Hire Top Software Engineers on a Budget

September 21st, 2017 by

Within three years, there will be a million more computing jobs than eligible applicants, according to Code.org estimates. This means top software developers and engineers will continue to be in high demand. They’ll be awash in opportunities and offers, and can take their pick. This causes hiring managers to try and find new ways to get their attention. How can they hire top software engineers on a startup budget? How can they find them on any budget? Companies, regardless of size, have P&L considerations. So how can you land enterprise talent in a competitive market while ensuring you get the best possible value?

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Should You Be Recruiting Global Talent?

August 17th, 2017 by

Are you maintaining a local focus for your recruiting efforts? If so, you could be missing out on the many benefits that are associated with hiring the best person for the position—regardless of their location. In fact, there’s a good chance that you’re reducing your prospective talent pool from millions to just a dozen or less. As of late 2016, there were about 12 million mobile developers worldwide, with that figure expected to rise to 14 million in 2020. However, the local developer population in any given location may be quite limited. When compared to the global population, local candidates’ collective skill set may pale by comparison.

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The Real Costs of Hiring a Software Developer

August 11th, 2017 by

You’ve come to the end of the interview and you realize that this candidate is “The One.” So you make a formal job offer, seal the deal and walk away feeling very positive. You traveled down a long and expensive road to get to this point, as you spent weeks screening and interviewing candidates. You had no idea that just six weeks down the road, your company would part ways with this software developer because it just wasn’t a good fit. This developer was accustomed to working in a large team, so when placed in a small group, he felt uncomfortable. He was stifled by the close collaboration and in the end, he simply couldn’t adjust.

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Are You Struggling to Hire a Team of Software Developers?

August 1st, 2017 by

If you’re ready to hire a team of developers, you may want to get comfortable because according to IT World, the average time between that initial job posting and hiring date is 35 days — but that only applies to a typical software developer who’s hired for a very basic position. If you require a developer with specialized skills, as is often the case, your hiring timeframe could be weeks longer.

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Enterprise Resource Planning Expects Disruption From the IoT

September 23rd, 2016 by

It’s not difficult to find statistics about the rapid growth of the IoT and of course, predictions for future growth. It’s less common, however, to find discussions about the dramatic changes the IoT is likely to make in daily life and ordinary business practices. As technology and connections improve, people may be freed from most manual tasks. They can allow their machines to monitor their environment, communicate with each other, and even respond to changes. The real discussion isn’t about the number of connected devices; it’s about the way that the IoT will change the way that people live and work.

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How to Get That Next Project Management Job

June 15th, 2016 by

Which IT skills do companies demand the most right now? Computerworld conducted a survey of almost 200 IT executives in 2015. These executives ranked project management behind only software development as a position that their company needed to recruit for. In the previous year’s study, project management hiring only ranked fifth. In addition, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for IT managers will increase by 15 percent in the next decade.

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