Two Ways to Improve Your Software Development Team’s Communication Plan

June 1st, 2017 by

We’ve all been there. You’re hyper-focused to the point where you lose all sense of time. In fact, you glance at the clock and you’re shocked to realize that six hours have elapsed. It only felt like an hour—two tops. You’ve been totally oblivious to the people and things around you too. While you were coding, your co-workers totally rearranged their cubicles and it would seem your phone rang a few times too…how did you fail to notice that? Well, it’s actually pretty simple: you were in “the zone.” Your co-workers could’ve re-routed a Mardi Gras parade through the office and you probably wouldn’t have noticed unless someone tripped on your power cord.

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The Unwritten Rules of Hiring Temporary IT Staff: Software Developer Edition

May 2nd, 2017 by

In 2015, more than 1,100,000 developers were making, on average, more than $100,000 each in one of the fastest growing industries in the country. It’s no secret that software development is one of today’s most sought after job markets. Companies like Microsoft are going to great lengths to attract top software developer talent, offering their employees everything from dodgeball club memberships to unlimited snacks and on-campus XBox hubs. But don’t let this high market demand keep you from making the most informed decision when recruiting prospective talent.

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