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5 Hacks For Hiring Top Development Talent

When it comes to hiring top developers for your organization, where do you start?

You may think going the traditional recruiting route is the best bet. That’s not always the case. Hiring a recruiter is expensive and it can take quite a long time to find that perfect candidate.

Here are 5 untraditional hiring hacks that can help you find top developer talent. [more]

Big Tech Needs to Hire More Women: Here’s Why & Here’s How

The IT industry has been dominated by men for decades. That needs to change.

There are many reasons high-tech has been a late adopter when it comes to hiring more women. False perceptions and stereotypes, toxic work environments, biases in the hiring process, and failures in communication are just a few. The sad fact is that so many companies are missing out on highly skilled and extremely motivated women that can deliver great value and growth.

How do you make sure that your organization is not overlooking exceptionally qualified women for IT positions? And what are the specific benefits that female software developers bring to a predominantly male industry?

Let’s take a look at why diversity matters, why there are so few women in IT, how the industry is changing, and how to hire (and keep) more female techies. [more]

How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing HR

Artificial Intelligence is changing the way companies operate. From retail to education to healthcare, AI has permeated all aspects of most industries, automating and improving a wide variety of business processes.

Ironically, the human resources sector is benefiting tremendously from this so-called “non-human” technology.

If you haven’t embraced AI technology as part of your overall HR business practices, here are 5 important benefits you’re missing out on. [more]

10 Best Practices for Managing Distributed Teams

You’re not a dinosaur, are you?

We’re not talking about a starring role in the next Jurassic Park movie. We mean, as a manager. Have you fully accepted and embraced the new workplace norm? Are you actively hiring remote workers? And do you know how to manage them effectively?

If not, get ready for your closeup. You are, indeed, a T-rex. And you and your company risk extinction as your competitors outperform you by reducing expenses and hiring top talent from all over the world. [more]


4 Simple Ways to Build a More Diverse Team

It’s a proven fact that having a diverse workforce leads to more profitability. According to McKinsey’s “Delivering Through Diversity” report, companies ranking higher in gender diversity among their executives were 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability than their peers. Organizations that also scored high in ethnic and cultural diversity were 33% more likely to excel in profitability.

There are many reasons that companies with a diverse staff experience more success. Employees are happier when they don’t feel isolated. Companies are heralded as being inclusive for providing equal opportunities, which makes more consumers want to do business with them. Plus, being open to diversity helps organizations attract the best talent.

So, why is it that so many industries—especially the tech sector—struggle with improving diversity in the workplace? A lot of it has to do with old ways of thinking and biases. In order to overcome those biases, HR professionals have to rethink their recruiting, hiring, and management practices. [more]


How to Hire the Right Product Manager for Your Startup

In any startup environment, hiring the right people is the key to success. And that can be a challenge in the early years. Funds are tight. That’s why most startups tend to operate with a very small team… sometimes only two or three people.

While this approach is certainly understandable, we think that one key position – the product manager – needs to be an integral part of any startup from the very beginning. But how do you hire the right person and how do you afford to pay that person when your cash flow is somewhat limited?

Here are a few tips that can make finding that PPM (perfect product manager) easier and affordable. [more]


Managing a Remote Team: 4 Best Practices

The internet has transformed the way we work. There is no such thing as a typical “9 to 5” workday anymore. Home computers, laptops, and mobile devices make it easy for people to work anytime and from anywhere.

Many job seekers now look specifically for positions that allow them to work remotely, and many companies are now able to hire highly qualified candidates from all over the world. This trend is especially prevalent in the IT industry.

Of course, there are challenges when it comes to working with distributed teams. Here are a few best practices that can help navigate these challenges. [more]


Using Tech to Hire Tech: The Best Apps for Hiring Developers

There are three main challenges when hiring software engineers and IT staff: finding candidates with the right skill set and experience, being able to afford those candidates, and the enormous amount of time spent on the whole entire process.

According to Glassdoor, it takes approximately 24 days to fill a tech position. That’s practically an entire month just to hire one person! This is why so many HR & IT departments are using automated recruiting and hiring solutions to search for software developers and other technical staff.

So just what types of hiring solutions are out there and how do they specifically help IT recruiters find the right people? Let’s take a look at what makes tech hiring different along with some of the best recruiting solutions on the market. [more]

3 Companies That Attract Top Talent By Encouraging Remote-Work

We’ve all heard the phrase “work-life balance.” We understand the concept that when employees are less stressed, they are happier and more productive. Having job flexibility is becoming increasingly important to today’s generation of workers.

With all the advancements in technology and connectivity, the typical 9-to-5 office environment has evolved. Remote work — being able to perform a job from basically anywhere — is now one of the perks that a younger demographic is demanding. They’re even willing to take a lower salary in order to have the flexibility and convenience of working from wherever they choose.

Here are 3 remote-friendly companies that have mastered the remote-work arrangement, and why you should consider it if you want to recruit the best talent. [more]


Why You Need a Talent Management System

Employees are the backbone and lifeblood of your business. They are also what determines your overall success or failure as a company.

Hiring the right people and keeping them is the most important thing you can do to ensure long-term growth and stability. But it can be extremely hard and time-consuming to keep track of all things related to human resources – from recruiting and hiring to employee development, career planning, mentoring and more.

Whether you have a large or small HR team or run a startup or enterprise-level business, you need a talent management system (TMS) to help automate some of the day-to-day tasks and free your staff to focus on growing the business. [more]