Topic: hiring

The battle for tech talent will require a plan (and a plan B)

After a year of pandemic-related job losses in the U.S., it might seem out of place to talk about the huge talent gap in our domestic tech industry. The reality is that the pandemic drove demand for digital customer experiences and products in an unprecedented way. In retail, for example, McKinsey reported that e-commerce skyrocketed … continue reading

HackerRank now benchmarks developers to give hiring managers more confidence

HackerRank announced at its HackerRank.main() virtual event today a new pillar to be added to its developer hiring solution. Rank, the company’s fourth pillar, was designed to benchmark developer candidates and give hiring managers more confidence when bringing on new talent.  “The purpose of this pillar is to help you build up the confidence in … continue reading

Skills that matter for software developers looking to get hired

The world may seem like it is on pause as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, but technology is still advancing and the skills gap between talent and job requirements is widening.  Microsoft estimates that there will be 149 million new technology jobs by 2025. There will be 1 million new jobs for privacy and trust, 6 … continue reading

premium The most important factor in project success? Your staff

Go to any IT conference or class and you see the attendees chatting with each other about their organization’s hardware, software, and networks. But you almost never hear them talk about their staff. What is surprising about this is that study after study has shown that, of all of IT’s assets, staff is the most … continue reading

Report: Containers are growing while serverless computing is misunderstood

Serverless computing is a misunderstood technology. A recent report from cloud computing company DigitalOcean found half of developers don’t have a clear understanding of what serverless is. The June 2018 “Currents” report on trends among cloud developers also found rapid acceleration in container adoption; growth opportunities and salary rank as most important among developers in … continue reading

Visier survey highlights ageism in tech hiring practices

Employee management platform developer Visier published “Visier Insights Report: The Truth About Ageism in the Tech Industry” earlier this week, which revealed a trend of hiring young despite data suggesting that older employees outperform. The report, based on 330,000 employees from 43 large U.S. enterprises, found that systemic ageism in tech hiring practices has led … continue reading

Indeed fosters software developers outside and in

It’s a sad state of affairs for software developers. Their talents are in higher demand than ever, and yet many of them have reached the point where they won’t even answer a phone call from an unknown number due to constant contact by recruiters. Making matters worse, once in the clutches of said recruiter, most … continue reading

Microsoft program for hiring people with autism brings in new talent

When Microsoft’s corporate vice president Mary Ellen Smith was first informed that her son Shawn had autism, she said the family drove home from the hospital in silence. They were thinking about what the two doctors just told them—that their toddler was on the spectrum and they should limit their expectations of him. Her son … continue reading

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