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How Yahoo, Facebook and Zappos Recruit Tech Talent

It’s no secret that Yahoo, Facebook and Zappos are among the most in-demand and desirable companies to work for. But like a supermodel who has trouble getting a date, even these companies don’t always have it easy when it comes to attracting top tech talent.

Zappos, for instance, struggles with selling candidates on moving to Las Vegas, where the cost of living is lower and compensation isn’t as competitive as it is in Silicon Valley. Continue reading >>

By in Information Technology, Talent Acquisition

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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, Insights & Trends, Talent Acquisition


Unprecedented ‘Hour of Code’ Event Draws Millions of Participants

Welcome to Empowering Employment, where we celebrate the companies that are doing their part to bridge the skills gap and help the economy. This month, CareerBuilder is proud to recognize, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education in schools. This week, is staging an unprecedented worldwide event to encourage computer science learning in schools and bring us closer to bridging the skills gap. Continue reading >>

By in Empowering Employment, Information Technology


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

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Think A Different Pink: Viral Video Becomes Anthem for Girls in STEM

Pink — a color we typically associate with tutus, ballerina shoes and tiaras for little girls — actually used to be what many European countries used to dress boys in. Blue, on the other hand, was the dominant hue for girls.

Mind blown, right? Makes you question and rethink the origins of age-old stereotypes that many of us have just come to assume is the norm. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Information 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.


When it comes to which particular occupations are particularly “hot” right now, 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

Why computer and IT degrees are on the decline

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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Cook Systems Puts IT Training on the Front Burner

Two years ago, Wayne Cook (pictured), chief executive officer of Cook Systems International, was looking at the availability of technology talent and realized something needed to change – and fast. Not only was the supply of affordable talent failing to meet the demand for it, but employers were struggling to hold on to the talent they had – particularly in the area of Java development.   Continue reading >>

By in Case Studies, Information Technology

Hiring Big Data Talent

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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