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Technical Skills or Communication Skills? 3 Areas to Focus on When Hiring Tech Talent

by Michael McCormack on September 21, 2020 in Candidate Selection

 

When it comes to finding the right IT professionals for your organization, what’s more important: technical skills or communication skills? In an ideal scenario, you’d hire the technical guru who is also able to effectively communicate with their peers. But in reality, this type of tech talent can be hard to find. As a result, […]

 

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Lowering the Average Cost Per Hire of IT Talent

by Dane Walker on September 16, 2016 in Candidate Selection

 

Not every talent acquisition expense is set in stone. Certain costs, like salary requirements and benefits, almost have a minimum buy-in due to the competitive nature of the talent market. Other expenses relating to the actual hiring process allow for more wiggle room, if business leaders know which processes to streamline and where the average […]

 

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

by Aaron Mills on August 11, 2015 in Candidate Interviewing, Candidate Selection

 

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 […]

 

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Reading Between the Lines in a Short Job Description

by Mark Schacter on April 16, 2013 in Candidate Job Search, Candidate Selection

 

Java developer; network engineer; oracle DBA – impressive buzz words that convey the technical aspects of a job, but nothing more than this can certainly leave much to the imagination. According to businessdictionary.com, a job specification is a statement of employee characteristics and qualifications that are required for satisfactory performance of defined duties and tasks […]

 

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