If You Are Looking to Attract More Women, Don't Say NinjaRead the rest of this entry »
The words you use in your job postings make a difference in who will apply. Even when you use seemingly gender neutral language, how you phrase things can attract more applicants of one sex than another. Nor is that effect limited to gender, it extends to other demographics as well.
Doubt it? Then consider this example offered by a talent analytics leader: "If your job description reads, 'We have a ...
Tech Industry Continued Strong Growth in 2017Read the rest of this entry »
The tech sector grew to a record 11.5 million workers in 2017, with 200,000 new jobs added during the year, an average that has held steady since 2010. Since the start of the decade, the IT services and custom software services category powered job growth, accounting for 67% of job gains.
Cyberstates 2018, the statistical yearbook published by CompTIA, says the industry ranked sixth out of 22 top ...
Survey Finds Big Differences Among Tech Teams, ManagersRead the rest of this entry »
A new survey by the tech site GitHub found striking differences between high performing development teams and their less well performing counterparts.
By substantial margins, those on high performing teams, which GitHub's GitLab defines as those that deploy their code on demand, multiple times per day, and spend 50% or more of their time on new work, say project expectations are set in advance, deadlines are realistic and they ...
Attend Tech Bootcamp, Get a 50%+ Pay BoostRead the rest of this entry »
Learning to code can net you a better than 50% jump in pay, says a new report from Coding Dojo, the tech bootcamp for aspiring software developers.
Students with a bachelor's degree or higher who graduated from Coding Dojo saw an average salary increase of 58%. For those who only had a high school or GED, the increase was a stunning 117% in earning.
“Learning to code can be ...
Toys Are Teaching Kids How to Code the Robots They BuildRead the rest of this entry »
When we were kids, the educational toy we loved that we didn't know was educational was those plastic, snap-together Legos.
Today, as demand for STEM workers has exploded, toymakers are responding with an ever-growing assortment of programmable tactile educational toys intended to teach kids basic coding. The latest to enter this market is Sony, which next month will start shipping KOOV.
Engaget describes KOOV as a "candy-colored robot-building toy ...
Hedge Funds Looking for Data Scientists, IT ProsRead the rest of this entry »
Fintech firms have been snapping up developers with financial savvy for years. Now with investor interest hot into quant funds, Wall Street is eagerly looking for programmers and other STEM professionals.
“On the quant side, hedge funds are looking for advanced degrees in applied math, statistics, physics or engineering, programming skills and modeling skills,” says Steven Gold, a partner here at Green Key Resources. He was interviewed by efinancialcareers.com ...
Flat Tech Salaries Prompting Companies to Offer IncentivesRead the rest of this entry »
If you hire tech professionals you'll want to read through the 2018 Tech Salary Report from Dice, the IT career site. It's full of all kinds of useful information about pay rates and worker intentions for the year. As well as a look at what incentives other than pay employers are offering to entice candidates.
Dice crunched a vast amount of data from the 10,700 professionals who ...
Fastest Growing Tech Skills Employers WantRead the rest of this entry »
Would you believe that one of the fastest growing skills being sought by employers is HTML? It's hardly rocket science; there are many web design programs that make it possible for anyone with even just a lick of talent to build a respectable site.
Nevertheless, the demand for IT professionals with deep knowledge of HTML is growing. According to Dice, the tech career site, the number of job postings ...
Many IT Pros Expect Career Change In 2018Read the rest of this entry »
Like making a resolution to exercise more, it's easy to take a survey saying you plan to find a new job in the next year. Actually do it, well, that's a whole other matter, which is why we don't get too concerned by reports that a third (or more) of the workforce has job hunting plans.
Here's a but, though. A survey from Spiceworks about the ...
Tech Hiring May Be Even Harder Next YearRead the rest of this entry »
If you hire IT workers, you already know how hard it is to hire the combination of skills and experience at a price you can afford. Don't expect that to change next year. In fact, reporting the results of a national survey, CIO.com says, "today’s tech talent gap will continue to put pressure on businesses in 2018 to the benefit of those they are looking to hire ...