In order to attract and retain quality candidates in today’s cutthroat hiring market, employers have to get creative. Crafting a generous benefits package and offering other incentives can be the most effective way to recruit top IT professionals. In fact, 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise. But, what exactly are they looking for? Here’s a breakdown of the three most enticing benefits for professionals in IT. Continue reading
The Millennial generation has been moving to Denver in droves. Between 2010 and 2014, the Denver metro area had one of the largest influxes of domestic migrants in the U.S. Many of these migrants were Millennials, who make up more than 20% of the city’s population. This influx is present in more than just the city’s general demographics: Millennials are also on the rise in the Denver tech market. For any Denver organization that is thinking about the future, it’s time to develop a hiring strategy that embraces Millennials and works to recruit and retain this generation of up-and-coming tech professionals.
Beginning 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
It’s no secret that the demand for tech workers has exploded across the country. In Oregon, the tech industry has an output of over $25 billion and employment in the sector is approaching the industry high point set in 2000 at the height of the tech bubble. This strong output and healthy demand has steadily increased salaries in the state, particularly in Portland. It ranks 4th on the list of American cities that gained the most workers over a 12 month period, proof of a robust job outlook in the region.
With workers flocking to the area to take advantage of tremendous tech opportunities and rising salaries, there are certain roles that stand out as some of the highest paying IT jobs in Portland. Continue reading
The age–old question for people pursuing an IT career is whether to work as a contractor or full-time employee. Advantages exist to both options, but the answer for each individual is only found through careful consideration, as each person weighs the pros and cons that can affect their future roles.
To build upon our previous look at contract vs. full-time employment, let’s take a deeper dive into areas to consider as you make the big decision. Continue reading