As we approach 2016, technical hiring continues to grow. A recent study found that almost 80 percent of hiring managers are planning to hire more technical employees in the first half of 2016, and over 71 percent of those surveyed are growing their team by at least 11 percent.
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Now is a fantastic time to work in IT. The unemployment rate is incredibly low, for some fields as low as one percent. Top IT talent is, therefore, quite a luxury. Below are 10 hot technical skills to be equipped with for 2016. With these skills, you will be a hot commodity to your employer.
Ten years ago, searching for your next career move, let alone applying for the role, would have seemed a foreign concept. Since its introduction in 2007, mobile recruiting has gone through a large evolution. Today, 90 percent of job seekers will use their mobile devices during the job search process, whether it is for searching for opportunities, learning about companies they are interviewing with or applying for the job in general. The mobile recruiting timeline has been filled with evolutions and new outlets for use.
Finding the best candidate to fill an opening at your company is a large undertaking. The hiring decisions are serious and searching for qualified candidates take time from other daily tasks. While your team would like the most qualified candidate, both technically and culturally, you can’t afford to fall behind in your job while searching. That is where outsourced recruiting becomes the answer.
The holiday season is an exciting time for everyone as we close out the end of the year. While it is a busy time of year for both candidates and hiring teams, it does not mean you should put all hiring activities on hold. Hiring during the holiday season can actually be an advantage for your organization, if done right.
When hiring the best team possible for your business, it is important to look at the similarities amongst your employees. Those demographics and data points are incredibly useful nuggets when hiring a new employee. Nationally, the use of data in hiring decisions is growing. Over 6,000 medium to large businesses will be utilizing data analytics in hiring decisions by 2018. The tools used to measure and visualize this data is one of the three largest growth areas for human resources departments, in terms of spending, in the past year.
Your company is hiring. You want the best pool of candidates to choose from in order to make the best hire possible for your company to create your team. How can you ensure that your job opening is being viewed by the most qualified candidates? Your job positing must be easily viewable and accessible to job seekers, along with being a simple application process to turn the job seekers into candidates for qualification and interview.
Finding the right additions to your company’s technical team is critical. It could affect your company’s productivity, success and project load. There is, however, limited selection in qualified candidates for certain technical skill sets. In today’s candidate-driven technical market, finding the candidates to complete your IT department can be difficult and incredibly competitive amongst companies. Could your hiring team be its own worst enemy, hurting your hiring reach?
A recent survey found that 75 percent of professionals would consider switching if the right opportunity came along. What does that mean for companies? In today’s candidate-driven market, job seekers can afford to be choosy with what job opportunities they pursue. Therefore, recruiters and hiring teams must change their strategy. The new smart recruiter must think like a sales and marketing professional to catch the interest of the top candidates.
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The Internet age has completely changed the recruiting process. Not only does it open doors to new ways of reaching possible candidates, but it also opens the door to new ways for candidates to learn about companies, both positively and negatively. Websites like Glassdoor and Vault give candidates the chance to share their insider information about their take on interviewing and working at companies, providing an extra layer of transparency in the workplace.