Q1 Hiring Plans Are Strongest In YearsRead the rest of this entry »
The stock market may be seesawing, but employers are still bullish on hiring. Two recent surveys of hiring intention both pointed to strong plans by employers to add staff in the first quarter of this new year.
Manpower's long running Employment Outlook, based on a survey of 12,500 employers, shows 23% expect to add headcount between now and the end of March. Seasonally adjusted basis that comes out to ...
Google, Amazon Plan Major NYC CampusesRead the rest of this entry »
San Francisco and Silicon Valley have the most tech jobs in the nation, but New York City is making a run at the title.
Already the city holds the Number 2 spot, with 254,000 tech employees as of 2017. Now, that number is likely to soar. With Amazon choosing the city as it's second headquarters, and Google's announcement yesterday that it will more than double it's New York workforce ...
Researchers Finds Easy Way to Defeat CAPTCHA SecurityRead the rest of this entry »
One reason the cybersecurity field is so hot is the arms race between hackers and security pros. Almost as soon as a new security patch or app is released, hackers come up with a way to get around it.
Now, though, it isn't hackers, but a team of academics who have ratcheted up the security risk to many of the world's most trafficked sites with their quick and easy way ...
Even the C-Suite Will Be Looking For Cyber Monday DealsRead the rest of this entry »
The worriers over in IT don't want you to do it, but that isn't going to stop the vast number of American workers from shopping the Cyber Monday deals today.
Multiple surveys, plus the history of the last few years, tell us that the majority of employees -- 58% according to one; 64% according to another -- are going online throughout the holiday season to shop. One of those surveys reports that ...
Gartner's 10 Tech TrendsRead the rest of this entry »
In one way or another, artificial intelligence and automation will dominate nearly everything in tech next year.
At its annual conference last month, global research firm Gartner detailed 10 key tech trends it expects will have "substantial disruptive potential." Some of these, like drones and self-driving cars, which the firm lists under the heading "Autonomous Things," are familiar. "Quantum Computing," on the other hand, still seems like ...
HR Tech Investment Way Ahead of 2017Read the rest of this entry »
Investors are betting big on human resources. $2.83 billion (yes, with a B) big. Through the end of September, venture capital investment in global HR technology was approaching three times the dollars poured in for the entire 12 months of 2017.
Indeed, according to the HR tech consultancy Larocque, $1.2 billion was invested in just the third quarter exceeding the $1.1 billion invested in all of last ...
Skills Becoming More Important Than a Degree For IT JobsRead the rest of this entry »
With more jobs than traditionally qualified professionals, recruiters and hiring managers in tech fields say they are willing to hire candidates who have the IT skills, but not a technical degree.
A survey by the HR technology firm iCIMS found 96% of the 400 respondents said it has become more acceptable to hire candidates who have alternative qualifications -- coding boot camps and certification courses. In fact, 61% of tech hiring ...
Millennials, Gen Z Rank Their Dream Tech EmployersRead the rest of this entry »
If you were to ask young tech workers who their dream employer is, chances are you could probably guess that Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and several others would make the top 10 list. Comparably did that and sure enough those four came in 1, 2, 3 and 4. Fifth on the list was Uber.
What happened to Apple? Now that was the surprise. The company that revolutionized computing with the ...
Are You Poaching Or Attracting IT Talent?Read the rest of this entry »
With so many tech jobs to fill and the limited number of IT professionals knocking on your door, conducting a proactive recruiting program may well be a matter of survival.
That means scouring LinkedIn and GitHub, joining professional associations, attending conferences and IT networking events and more. Inevitably it means hiring someone away from another firm.
While that happens all the time, actively reaching out to workers at another company ...
Tech Is Fastest Growing Retail JobRead the rest of this entry »
The fastest growing job in retail is -- wait for it -- software developer.
From 2013 through 2017, the percentage of developers employed in the retail sector went from 7% to 9%, according to an analysis by LinkedIn. During the same period, the percentage of people identifying themselves as retail associates declined by 4 points to 29% of the total retail workforce.
To put that latter point into perspective, in 2013 there ...