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Tech Wages Hit All-Time High

In the latest analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data, it reported that the average hourly salary for tech consultants is at an all-time high, hitting $42.17 in February. Also hitting an all-time high is the amount of tech pros’ hours worked, which increased to 38.8 hours per week.

As an HR Professional, how do you pinpoint the best and brightest of what’s sure to be a growing pool of technology-talent-for-hire?

Q2 2014 Job Forecast

CareerBuilder recently released their U.S. jobs outlook for second quarter which predicts certain industries are expected to outperform the national average for hiring. Information Technology (IT) specifically is among the industries projected to lead in job creation. In our previous blog post we discussed temporary employment. In the second quarter, about 1 in 3 employers (33%) say they’ll hire temporary or contract workers over the next three months; up 1% from 2% this time last year.

What Knowledge Workers Want: Flexibility

When it comes to work, what does the word “flexible” mean to you? For many of us, it’s a matter of both time and space. It’s having a degree of freedom from our employer to decide where and when to work. This second blog in our series on "What Knowledge Workers Want" explores the where of flexibility—A.K.A. telecommuting. Thanks to advances in communications technology and widespread internet access, more people are telecommuting in the U.S. now than ever before (even more than those commuting via public transportation).

Rise in Temporary Employment

Since the last recession, more and more employers have made use of temporary employment. This trend will more than likely continue through 2014. According to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), more than 2.9 million U.S. workers were employed in temporary jobs in 2013, jumping 28% since 2010 and outpacing the 5% growth rate for all jobs.

A New Era in IT Recruiting

More than ever, human resource professionals need to have access to every type of social and communication platform. This is the gateway for invaluable information about IT candidates and companies. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn provide the opportunity to interact, research and engage relationships without meeting in person. Another important note, it’s free! On LinkedIn, you can pay for even more access if that makes sense for your organization. Social media has created these shifts in the world of recruiting:

How to Build the Best Workplace on Earth

We spend a lot of time at work.

We work for most of our waking hours. When we’re not at work, or on the way to/from work, we’re often thinking about work.

Naturally, our happiness (or unhappiness) at work has a major influence on our well-being in life. Don’t we all deserve to work for an organization that values its employees as people—not just human resources?

Who would have thought? Unusual Ways to Look for Your Next Tech Job.

Job hunting is a job in itself. The endless searching on job boards, submitting your résumé and interviewing if you actually hear back. However, there are some people that take unusual approaches that can pay off too! Here are some examples: Follow the Logo See someone wearing a logo of a company you are interested in and want to work for? First off, see if those people work for that company, and if so, chat with them about what they like about the company and how they can create a connection for you to get an interview.

Recruiter Tips For Doing It All!

As recruiters in an ever-changing industry, we are constantly having to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities. Here's a list of seven tips from CareerBuilder to help us keep it all together! As a master of your practice, what works for you?

Most Outrageous Job Interview Mistakes

The first impression you make is very important when interviewing with a potential future employer. According to CareerBuilder’s new national survey of hiring managers and HR professionals, “nearly half of employers (49 percent) say they can tell within the first five minutes whether a candidate will be a good fit for the position, and the vast majority (87 percent) know within the first 15 minutes.”

However, what happens when the job candidate goes too far? You get great stories!

Real-life examples mentioned in the survey include the following: