How to Recruit in a Fast-Growing Tech Hub

How to Recruit in a Fast-Growing Tech HubBeginning as a secret, then turning into a rumor, it is now a full-blown headline that Denver is one of the best places for tech jobs in the entire country. Great IT candidates are flocking to the area and are quickly being snapped up by the many startups and growing companies in the area. You already know how difficult it can be to land the best talent in the face of all this competition. Luckily, there are proven ways to recruit in a fast-growing tech hub like Denver. Continue reading

Why Denver Is One of the Best Places for Tech Jobs in 2017

Why Denver Is One of the Best Places for Tech Jobs in 2017As many people already know and even more are finding out, Denver is an amazing city. The mountains, cleanliness, safety, and affordability of the area lure new residents in, and the 2.9% overall unemployment rate makes it easy to stay. It recently ranked #2 on a list of the best U.S. cities for job seekers for these reasons, and just so happens to be a mecca for tech workers. Forget Silicon Valley; here’s why Denver is one of the best places for tech jobs in 2017. Continue reading

6 Opportunities for Smarter IT Job Networking in the New Year

6 Opportunities for Smarter IT Job Networking in the New YearThe contacts you make today could improve your future career because you never know when you’ll meet your next boss, coworker, employee, or life-changing professional resource. Connecting with peers is not just for those who are currently job searching because it helps grow your knowledge base and sharpens your awareness of current industry trends. Here are 6 opportunities for smarter IT job networking in the New Year. Continue reading

How to Determine a Candidate’s Cultural Fit in an Interview

Determine a Candidate's Cultural Fit

In recent years, there has been a noticeable struggle to fill direct hire IT positions. As the market experiences a polar shift, the demand for qualified IT professionals has increased beyond the talent supply. Fierce competition has arisen from that talent scarcity and has split most employers into one of two groups: those who move fast but overlook cultural fit and those who linger on culture without filling positions.

The problem is that both tactics are counterproductive. Filling job openings with incompatible employees leads to high conflict and employee turnover. Waiting for almost mythic, idealized candidates leads to a large loss in productivity and revenue. Yet there are ways to quickly identify a direct hire’s cultural fit without wasting time. Best of all, most of it can be done during the interview. Continue reading