It’s something hiring managers everywhere have encountered firsthand: experienced engineering talent is hard to find. Similar to the hiring problem in the IT industry, the demand for engineers is extremely high, far outpacing the supply of available talent. While there’s a skills shortage that makes hiring difficult, it’s not impossible. There are great engineers out there; it’s just a matter of reaching them, grabbing their attention, and garnering their interest.Read More
In our recent column, 4 Reasons Building Relationships Helps Build Your Tech Career, we outlined why relationships are important to your career. Today we’d like to highlight one particular relationship you should consider cultivating – a relationship with a tech recruiter.Read More
Working in a highly technical field, it’s easy to concentrate on growing your skill set rather than on building relationships. After all, technology evolves at a break-neck pace, demanding that IT professionals keep up if they want to remain successful. However, a healthy tech career is a well-rounded one. Today, over 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Even if you aren’t currently job searching, your career does not exist in a bubble. Building relationships with those around you can help advance your tech career in several key ways.Read More
Today’s profound IT skills shortage makes hiring in tech difficult, but the good news is that there’s a natural boost to the talent pool on its way. Young tech talent entering the workforce can be a big help to businesses with skilled positions that go unfilled for months on end. While Millennials have often stolen the spotlight in this regard, how many more Millennials will enter the industry now that they’re outside of college and employed in other fields? It’s Generation Z that is already making an impact in IT and shaping the direction of the tech industry.Read More
Getting the screening process right is so critical; ATR recruiting manager Josh Seliner advises how to do it better
Hiring a new employee can be a scary prospect. The stakes are high – if you get it wrong you’ve wasted time training and coaching and it becomes not just an inconvenience but an unnecessary expense. Even if you get the end result right, the process of getting to that great hire can be a lengthy road, and at the very least it’s time consuming.Read More
It’s hard to find an industry that technology hasn’t touched. The fingerprints of the IT field are everywhere, ingraining tech pros within sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, and telecommunications. The finance industry is no different, with the rise of Financial Technology (FinTech), short for financial technology, making a dramatic impact. As the very fabric of financial institutions changes and becomes increasingly reliant on technological advancement, it is affecting tech hiring everywhere.Read More
At a time when each open IT position in a company represents an outright battle to find and hire a great tech pro, it’s easy to think that the best approach is to act quickly and bypass anything that seems like it might slow you down. In many cases, this may mean that departmental managers and executives are involved but may fail to take Human Resources into account. Fairly or not, HR is sometimes seen as a hindrance rather than a help, especially when hiring specialized talent like technical or IT workers. However, for those recruiting top tech talent, it’s necessary to understand the significant impact the HR department can have on hiring success or failure.Read More
The old adage is true: good people are hard to find. In many industries, and especially when it concerns IT talent, open roles drastically outnumber skilled professionals. Naturally, organizations respond to this skills shortage by ramping up recruiting efforts, but this often results in an increased response from unqualified applicants. While the overall quality of your recruiting strategy is important, the state of your candidate screening process can singlehandedly determine hiring success or failure.Read More
Do you find the Olympics inspiring?Do you think to yourself – maybe I could do that?
Or maybe more realistically, you’ve found yourself thinking – that reminds me of…
That’s what I’ve found myself doing over the past two weeks. In between being awed by the skill of the athletes, and moved by so many of their personal stories, I found parallels to my job and my company ATR International.
Never give up.