The Benefits of Blockchain in the Staffing Industry

By Josh Seliner |   Tue, Mar 26, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

Blockchain. Blockchain. Blockchain.

Over the past decade you have probably heard the word Blockchain on quite a few different occasions. The concept of Blockchain was first outlined in 1991 by computer scientists Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta, in an attempt to implement a system where documented time stamps could be set to an unchangeable state. At the time, the world’s collective computing power was unable to take the concept to fruition, however nearly 30 years later, we are beginning to see blockchain technology rise to prominence in the tech world.

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Machine Learning and The Staffing Industry

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 08:59 AM

In the 21st century, machine learning is all around us.

It is listening to us, it is defining us, it is identifying us and it is collecting data around the world to drive insights into the future of business and our society. What used to be a relatively unexciting piece of technology (machine learning has been around since the 1980s) has evolved into a juggernaut of a technological paradigm that is working hand-in-hand with AI to make our lives easier.

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Facing the GDPR: What Businesses Everywhere Can Learn From Europe’s Privacy Regulations

By Sarah Romero |   Wed, Jan 30, 2019 @ 09:50 AM

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an acronym that you may have noticed being talked about around the internet lately. Like with many proposed rules and regulations, the GDPR is setting a new standard for how businesses can operate and utilize customer data in the European Union. The law was proposed as a replacement for the 22-year old EU Data Protection Directive. The implications and consequences of violating the now-enacted GDPR reach far and wide, and many companies in this day and age have not even begun to prepare for it.

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2019’s Top IT Certifications

By Josh Seliner |   Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 09:20 AM

The start of this decade saw a major technological shift that brought us into the throes of Web 2.0 and the reality of our always connected and always on world. As we move forward into 2019, and closer to the end of the 2010s decade, there is still a massive demand for tech workers mixed with a major shortage in the labor pool.

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AI and the Future of Recruiting

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Thu, Dec 13, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s, but in more recent years has exploded in popularity with companies and consumers alike. While some may fear the dawn of our artificially intelligent friends, many different industries have a good reason to be excited and interested in pursuing an AI-based strategy for improvements to the company workplace.

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The IT Project Management Lessons Obamacare Taught Us

By ATR International |   Fri, Nov 22, 2013 @ 08:32 AM

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’re aware of the problems with the launch of HealthCare.gov, a key part of the Affordable Care Act. It is a debacle and largely seems to be the result of some common IT project mistakes – mistakes that those of us who work in the industry have seen before, unfortunately too often. 

There are many examples to choose from but let’s start with these:

  1. Incomplete understanding of the business
  2. Uncertainty regarding the specifications
  3. Unrealistic deadlines
  4. No proper end to end testing and verification
  5. Ignoring warnings that things were not well
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IT Employee Retention is More Important Than Hiring

By ATR International |   Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 08:46 AM

TechServe Alliance reports that IT employment hit another high-note in April, with 4.4+ million people working in the industry. Those numbers almost guarantee that the competition for top IT talent will continue to be heated and that finding the best workers with the most in-demand skills will remain challenging. The corollary to this is always that retention becomes equally, if not more, important and as much effort as you put in to recruiting, you need to match it in ensuring you retain your best and most critical employees. 

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How to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS

By ATR International |   Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 08:55 AM

Times are changing. And these days, the first person to review your resume is very likely not a person at all. It’s most likely an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). An ATS is a software application designed to help a company recruit employees more effectively. An ATS can be used for a variety of things including screening resumes and generating interview requests to potential candidates through e-mail. It is estimated that 50% of mid-sized companies and almost 100% of large corporations use some form of ATS. Here are some tips for optimizing a resume for an ATS.

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Technology Jobs and Trends for 2013

By ATR International |   Thu, Apr 11, 2013 @ 09:27 AM

At Staffing 360, we try to do what we say we will in our tagline: “cover the world of IT consulting and enterprise-wide staffing from all angles.” At its most basic this simply means writing articles that appeal to all our readers: hiring companies and job seekers, employers and employees, clients and contractors. Some columns relate more to one constituency or the other but many, I hope, have information that can help either. This post gathers articles that offer interesting views and predictions about the industry in 2013 and the technology trends that will shape the business world including what jobs will be the hottest and therefore potentially the highest paying and most difficult to staff. I’ve also included a salary comparison tool (roughly benchmark what you’re making or paying), a list of the top companies hiring and traits that every good employee should possess, regardless of what industry you work in.

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STEM Industries Can Learn From Professional Sports

By ATR International |   Thu, Mar 21, 2013 @ 08:55 AM

The news is filled with stories about the shortage of trained workers and the trouble companies are having filling positions. This is especially true in the technology and engineering fields, where unemployment has remained lower and in many disciplines barely exists at all. It makes it challenging to find and retain people especially in the so called STEM industries. There is ongoing discussion about how to fix the problem.

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