I’m heading to Ashland, OR next week. Home to the annual Shakespeare festival where the universally recognized genius is celebrated. His longevity is indicative of at least one thing – he must have something important and useful to say. So I wondered, what could we learn from Shakespeare about the staffing business? It turns out […]
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 […]
Happy New Year readers and welcome to 2012!
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 […]