Off-shoring of IT talent has always been a controversial, if not caustic, issue. Companies need to stay competitive and are constantly looking for ways to get work done for less so that financial resources can be directed elsewhere. US workers find it nearly impossible to compete with the lower wages earned by their counterparts overseas. […]
Hiring IT workers is one of the most challenging things a company can do. With each new hire, the impact on a company can be enormous, and not always in a positive way. But the fact is, you can increase your chances of experiencing a positive impact, and decrease the likelihood of negative impact, by [...]
We’ve discussed the IT talent shortage before on this site. This week an article on CNET about an innovative idea to address the problem caught my attention. In NYC High School Will Train Badly Needed Software Engineers, columnist Daniel Terdiman reports on plans to open The Academy for Software Engineering in the fall of this […]
IT unemployment trends have often bucked overall national numbers throughout the recession and recovery, and hiring forecasts for IT in 2012 suggest that competition for experienced IT professionals with in demand skills (e.g., Java, .Net, mobile and app developers, software and system engineers) will only grow fiercer. As my colleague Jeff Monaghan reported in Are […]
The overall unemployment number is stubbornly high. Somewhere around 9%. There are lot’s of people out of work and many job seekers have applied to hundreds of jobs with no luck. The stories of difficult times are everywhere. Well, almost everywhere. Technology workers seem to have gone basically unaffected by the current recession. The US […]
Finding the perfect IT staffing firm can be a daunting task. Where to start? Who to talk to? What is fair pricing? These are all questions that may not have simple answers.
Over the past few weeks, while I wrote about job creation and career development, others were writing as well. I am at the 2011 TechServe Alliance Conference and Tradeshow in Phoenix this week, which leaves me with less time than usual to share my own views. Instead, I thought I’d share a few articles that […]