Five Employee Retention Strategies to Implement

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Retention is a key factor in the process of hiring and managing people. Recruitment can be expensive, and turnover can lead to expensive disruptions in business, so companies have a vested interest in making sure they work hard to keep those they hire on board for the long haul.  How can you raise your retention… Read more »

How to Manage a Difficult Employee

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Employees come in all different types. Some are bubbly, some are efficient, some are mild-mannered. From different personalities to different skill sets and interests, managing a team of people – never mind overseeing a whole organization full of them – can be tricky. What does it mean when an employee is ‘difficult’? How do you… Read more »

How Speed Can Help Your Tech Recruiting Process

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If you’re looking for the best hiring results, you might want to think fast. No one wants to rush through the hiring process just to fill a spot, as you’ll run the risk of bringing on the wrong candidate without the benefit of quality conversations and the proper vetting process. However, you also don’t want… Read more »

The Top Agile Certifications that Will Fast-Track Your Career

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Agile may sound like an industry buzzword, but it’s actually an important IT skill that can help advance your career. Agile refers to a way of working that focuses on processes that promote adaptable project management. It also encourages teamwork, accountability and adherence to best practices with an emphasis on flexibility. The Agile method of… Read more »

Tips for Making Your Resume Stand Out

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The whole job-hunting process starts with your resume. A resume is a convenient way for HR professionals to get the highlights from your career and get a feel for your education and experience; however, recruiters see a lot of resumes. It’s important to make sure yours is accurate and effective to make sure you have… Read more »

How to Improve Your Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is a key driver of productivity and reduced staff turnover at any business. More than job satisfaction – though that sometimes plays a role in engagement – employee engagement is about how invested your employees are in their role at the company, how much they feel connected to the mission and goals of… Read more »

Five Soft Skills to Look for in Tech Candidates

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When you’re looking to hire the best talent, you’re probably looking for things like experience, education, certifications and even professional organizations. You might call references and double-check project portfolios. But in addition to making sure they have all the technical and experiential qualifications in place, the best candidates are usually more well rounded and have… Read more »

Is Your Interview Process Scaring Away Candidates?

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By now, Google’s infamous job interview brain teasers have become the stuff of legend. To wit: “A coin was flipped 1,000 times and there were 560 heads. Do you think the coin is biased?” While a thorough and rigorous recruiting and vetting process is necessary to ensure your company is attracting and retaining the best… Read more »

Five Ways to Set Goals in Your IT Career

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There is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to a personal career trajectory, and the IT industry is no exception. The perfect job, project or industry for one person can be another’s living nightmare. The first step to finding the right job and carving out a career that challenges and… Read more »