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Economic improvements led by the competitive IT industry means that more candidates are expecting higher starting salary offers.
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.
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, here are seven more companies whose inventive recruiting practices are helping them attract and retain highly skilled and highly driven technology workers.
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 Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education in schools. This week, Code.org is staging an unprecedented worldwide event to encourage computer science learning in schools and bring us closer to bridging the skills gap.
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.
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.
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