At Staffing 360, we try to do what we say we will in our tagline: “cover the world of IT consulting and enterprise-wide staffing from all angles.” At its most basic this simply means writing articles that appeal to all our readers: hiring companies and job seekers, employers and employees, clients and contractors. Some columns relate more to one constituency or the other but many, I hope, have information that can help either. This post gathers articles that offer interesting views and predictions about the industry in 2013 and the technology trends that will shape the business world including what jobs will be the hottest and therefore potentially the highest paying and most difficult to staff. I’ve also included a salary comparison tool (roughly benchmark what you’re making or paying), a list of the top companies hiring and traits that every good employee should possess, regardless of what industry you work in.
Why does this matter to you?
Well if you’re a business owner, looking at trends and predictions gives you insight into how to run your company, from finding opportunities to expand your current footprint to innovating with new products to meet predicted needs and demand. If you’re an IT professional, working on a permanent or contingent basis, looking at where the industry is going can help you understand how to keep your skills relevant and your career rewarding. As a manager, understanding which jobs are hot gives you an awareness of where salaries will likely be rising or where you will experience longer hiring cycles and have more difficult filling positions. As a job seeker, you’ll be better able to see how your skills and experience match up to what employers are looking for and you’ll better understand your value in the current marketplace. Armed with this information both employers and employees can make smarter hiring decisions.
I hope you will find the ideas in these articles as thought provoking as I did and that they’ll provide some useful information, whether you’re hiring or looking to be hired!
- The IEEE Computer Society provides this overview of 13 top trends for 2013, including big data, the cloud, cyber security and mobile computing.
- Business strategist Daniel Burrus shares 20 technology driven trends that are great food for thought.
- Forbes covers Gartner’s top 10 strategic trends for 2013.
- Computerworld’s Hot IT Skills for 2013
- U.S. News Best Technology Jobs
- 25 Tech Companies Hiring Now
- 15 Ideal Traits Employees Should Have
- Computerworld’s Salary Survey Tool
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