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Wanted: Data Storytellers

Wanted: Data Storytellers

The world of Business Intelligence (BI) is changing. Companies are funneling more resources into BI and data visualization tools to help their teams make more effective decisions. But as businesses invest in the technology, are they also investing in the individuals needed to manage it? 

The Passive Approach

The Passive Approach

When your company is seeking new talent, you want top candidates to join your team. However, more often than not, the top talent you are seeking will be currently tied to another company. Getting these types of candidates to your company is not a simple task; it will take time, persuasion and an impressive offer package to lure a content employee to your opportunity. These passive candidates often bring such impressive skills that they are worth every extra bit of effort. 

How do you catch their attention and draw them in?

Winning the Talent War

Winning the Talent War

The demand for technical hiring is growing continually to cover new projects and initiatives that companies are seeking to complete in the upcoming year. With so many companies looking to grow their technical talent, it is up to each company to explore new methods of sourcing and hiring top talent. What can your company do in order to attain top talent who will deliver value to your company? Implement these four strategies for hiring top technical talent: global outreach, skills focus, a quick hiring process and providing company culture insight. 

Committing to Culture

Committing to Culture

The ability of a candidate to get the job done well will not be relevant if they do not fit in with the culture of the company. The culture of a company is an essential factor holding an organization together. It is not only important that each member of a team has the skill-set to complete their individual job, but it is also equally important that the entire team works together seamlessly. Company turnover due to a poor cultural fit can cost the company between 50-60 percent of the position’s annual salary.

Introducing Generation Z

Just as the professional world was beginning to understand and adjust to the millennial generation, a new generation is surfacing and warranting attention: Generation Z. Similar to each generation prior, Generation Z sees the world differently and have different priorities, including how they work best. This generation consists of individuals born between 1994-2010.

Retaining Top IT Talent

What’s scarier than missing your project deadline? Not having the properly skilled people to perform project tasks with quality. The biggest challenge in the world of technology is scarcity and the competition to hire and retain top talent. The fight for talent has not been a single battle, but a long, drawn-out war. 

Racing to Close the Skills Gap

The race for technical talent is not only a sprint for top talent, but also a marathon in terms of the length of the need. As the technology needs of companies continue to expand and as companies work to connect technology with every business function, the technical talent will continue to grow and need to adjust.

The Art of Stay Interviews

The Art of Stay Interviews

On the popular television show, Undercover Boss, corporate CEOs seek information from their employees without the guise of speaking to the executive. These executives want to learn how to improve their companies for the future. What if you knew how to achieve this goal without the disguise? 

Analyzing Top Talent

Analyzing Top Talent

A growing trend in the world of data is the topic of talent analytics. According to IDG’s 2015 Big Data and Analytics Survey, the number of companies implementing data-driven projects has grown by 125 percent. The power of business intelligence has been extended to the recruiting world to find top quality candidates and improve employee retention. Is this new trend going to benefit your company and their recruiting practices?

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