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The Magic Six – Traits to Seek Out & Nurture

When you are making your next hire, there are certain traits that you can seek out and use as a guideline for the culture you company is striving for—employees that are competent, hard-working and truly care. The key mix includes applied solving and natural empathy which can be referred to as left brain and the right, in harmony.

 

Why are some positions so hard to fill?

Sometimes there are positions that are harder to fill than others, but why? Here are some answers:

“We want one just like the last one.”

It’s not uncommon for a job to evolve over time around a current employee’s skill set.

In the IT realm, there may be a .NET developer that also has additional skills like graphic design and since they had an added bonus on their resume, it may be something you will not find in another .NET developer and therefore, the position can be harder to fill.

 “I’m leaving, but I can’t let go.”

Never Have I Ever...

Have you ever hired what you thought was the perfect candidate and then find out that person lied on their resume after it was too late? This is an ever-increasing trend that has been a major problem that many businesses face each day. Hiring the wrong staff is one of the biggest challenges a start-up venture or really any company for that matter can face. A poll conducted by Harris Poll alongside CareerBuilder found that 60 percent of hiring managers have caught people lying on their resumes and it’s only getting worse.

Need to Hire an IT Project Manager?

Hiring any position in the IT field can be challenging, especially if you are not as familiar what you should be exactly hiring for.

Here are some quick tips to keep in mind for your next IT Project Manager hire:

IT Project Manager Credentials:

Non-tech Skills Necessary to Succeed in IT

IT has the lowest unemployment rate across the board and these workers possess some very difficult to find skills that are essential to helping businesses function properly. Although finding someone that possesses every technical skill you are looking for is very hard to do, you may want to consider hiring a candidate with less technical experience that you teach on the job.

8 High Paying Jobs with Happy Employees

Can you truly have it all—a happy career and a large paycheck that comes with it? Many people don’t tend to think so, but recently, CareerBliss.com compiled a list of jobs that can make you happy and pay you well by analyzing more than 50,000 independent company reviews from 2013 and 2014. The reviews are from employees all over the U.S. who evaluated 10 factors that affect work happiness on a five-point scale:

IT Unemployment Rates by State: 2014

As we are now in the third quarter of 2014, the unemployment rate for technology professionals averaged 4.1 percent in Arizona and even lower in Colorado at 3.2 percent (last recorded in June 2014*). In looking back to 2012 and 2013, the unemployment rate appears to be near the same average.

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