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7 (More) Real-Life Companies, 7 Ways to Recruit Top Technology Talent

There’s a well-known saying that necessity is the mother of invention (and a lesser known saying that MacGyver is the father, but we can debate that later), and that certainly seems to be true when it comes to IT hiring managers’ struggle to recruit highly skilled employees.
As a follow up to a previous post about seven companies that have come up with new and innovative ways to recruit technology talent Continue reading >>, here are seven more companies whose inventive recruiting practices are helping them attract and retain highly skilled and highly driven technology workers.

By in Information Technology, Talent Acquisition, Trends

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7 Real-Life Companies, 7 Creative New Ways to Recruit Technology Talent

While companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook are pretty much synonymous with the term “cool employee perks” (bocce ball, anyone? How about a stress-relieving massage at the on-campus spa?), they’re not the only technology companies where workers enjoy unique – and enviable – benefits on a daily basis.

From letting employees bring their dogs to work to offering unlimited paid vacation, tech companies of all sizes are finding all kinds of cool new ways to lure top technology talent.  Continue reading >>

By in Information Technology, Talent Acquisition, Technology

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IT Hiring Expected to Outpace Every Other Industry

The Information Technology sector overall has added over 300,000 since 2010 and is showing no signs of slowing down.

According to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast, 36 percent of IT employers said they expect to add full-time, permanent headcount in the fourth quarter, outpacing the national average for companies hiring and surpassing even Manufacturing and Finance.

>>TWEET THIS STAT.

When it comes to which particular occupations are particularly “hot” right now, Sologig.com and Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. Continue reading >>

By in Forecasts, Information Technology, Talent Factor

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Unlock Data on Job Growth in IT and Finance With This Interactive Map

Today you can do virtually anything with the click of a mouse: Make online purchases, complete online courses, donate to disaster relief – AND, of course, unlock rich data detailing job growth and job concentration in the top U.S. metros thanks to this interactive map.

The map was created by CareerBuilder in tandem with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., or EMSI, and is based on EMSI’s market database of more than 90 national and state employment resources. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Information Technology

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Computer and IT Degrees are on the Decline: Should We Worry?

Supply is sometimes higher than demand – take Kardashian family photo ops or Heinz EZ Squirt (RIP), for example. Often, however, demand is higher than supply — as new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists reveals. Believe it or not, though demand for graduates with computer and IT skills continues to rise, U.S. colleges and universities are producing fewer of these graduates than they did a decade ago. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Information Technology, Talent Acquisition

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Hiring Big Data Talent: New Study from CareerBuilder

Does mo’ data mean mo’ problems? A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that the majority of employers feel their employees lack the skills needed to implement their planned big data initiatives.

Hiring Big Data Talent - a survey of over 300 professionals at the IT executive, director and management levels – highlights the challenges employers face in trying to implement big data initiatives and recruit the IT talent equipped to handle these initiatives – as well as they steps they’re taking to address those challenges. Continue reading >>

By in Information Technology, Survey Results, Talent Acquisition

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More than Half of Employers Plan to Hire Recent College Grads in 2013

Good news for 2013′s college grads: They’re entering a stronger job market than they would have right after the Great Recession began.

This year’s hiring is holding steady from 2012: More than half (53 percent) of U.S. employers plan to hire recent college graduates in 2013, on par with 2012′s 54 percent and up significantly from 46 percent in 2011 and 44 percent in 2010. Continue reading >>

By in Forecasts, Generational Hiring, Health Care, Information Technology

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Job Satisfaction Soars Among IT Workers, Outpacing All Other Industries

If there’s one thing Information Technology employees love, it’s their jobs: Seventy-two percent of workers currently in IT report being satisfied with their job, higher than any other industry, and only 15 percent said they plan on switching jobs in the coming year.

Contributing to the high satisfaction rates could be the fact that 75 percent of employers plan to increase compensation for existing employees – up from 71 percent last year – while 54 percent plan to offer higher starting salaries for new IT employees – up significantly from 42 percent last year.  Continue reading >>

By in Information Technology, Talent Factor

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Giving Back: CareerBuilder’s Re-Employment Inititative [Video]

Several months after embarking on an ambitious effort to address the nation’s skills gap, CareerBuilder reflects on the results of the program. (Video below.)

Earlier this year, as part of its Empowering Employment initiative, CareerBuilder created a six-month training program to address the question, “Where are all the qualified workers?” From January to June of this year, CareerBuilder provided a free, comprehensive training program for a select group of individuals, in efforts to prepare them for work in the information technology industry (where the demand for skilled workers heavily outweighs the supply). Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Information Technology, Video

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Good Applicant Experiences Go a Long Way with IT, Health Care Talent

Good news for employers who are trying to recruit those in-demand IT or health care candidates: The odds are in your favor, as the vast majority of these candidates want to be recruited.

According to the 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, 86 percent of IT/engineering workers say they are actively looking for a job or are open to new opportunities, and 81 percent of health care workers say the same. Continue reading >>

By in Health Care, Information Technology, Survey Results

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