The Future of the Workplace: What’s Real and What’s Hype

The Future of the WorkplaceThere is possibly no word in the English language better suited to inducing daydreams than the word “future.” Some see the word and immediately think of robots and flying cars, while others envision paperwork being completely replaced by digital programs. Whatever the case, we all can agree that the world changes rapidly, and the future of the workplace is one that will not be the same as it is today. There have been many predictions in the media about the future of the workplace; let’s take a look at what’s real and what’s just hype. Continue reading

3 Ways to Win in the Denver Tech Sector

Denver Tech SectorSeizing the right job rarely happens on a whim. Successful job seekers know when and where to find their own slice of the prosperity pie. Even in the vibrant Denver tech sector, jobs are never a guarantee. However, jobs can be made easier to find when you have the right information.

In most cases, getting the information you need about hot tech skills and thriving local industries requires hours of research and clever networking. Thankfully for you, we’ve already put in that effort. Through our daily contact with startups, small businesses, and mid-sized companies, we have the inside scoop on what you need to become Denver’s hottest commodity. Here’s what matters to Denver businesses right now: Continue reading

IT Contractors in Denver: What You Need to Know About This Growing Trend

IT Contractors in Denver

Denver’s recognition as a hotspot for IT professionals has helped keep our local market dynamic. Our average IT salary is at about $94,940 and many diverse technical professionals can find work for competitive wages.

Like the rest of the nation, we are also seeing a rise in contingent IT workers, a group that is becoming an evergreen part of the talent landscape.

What types of businesses are IT contractors in Denver the most valuable and which types of IT positions can expect the greatest demand? Continue reading

Our Mid-Year Review of the State of the Denver IT Job Market

Sunny Day In Denver Colorado

The Denver IT market is finally getting its dues. Back in February, Information Week and Dice partnered up to release their list of the hottest cities for IT professionals and Denver was in the top 10. That’s no surprise to people in Colorado.

According to Dice, the average annual IT salary in Colorado’s capital is $94,940, which is eighth highest in the country. But where is the Denver IT job market expected to go from here? Continue reading

How a Competitive Candidate Market Affects Your Hiring Process

How a Competitive Candidate Market Affects Your Hiring Process

It seems the only guarantee in life is that nothing stays the same. Look back a few years and candidates were at the whim of those scarce few companies hiring. Now, as approximately 54% of employers look to hire full-time, permanent IT employees, we see a reversal in favor of a competitive candidate market. That type of shift means old hiring tactics will have to go the way of the Blackberry Sidekick.

Last year, Indeed found that if a business fails to fill an open position in the first 30 days, there’s a 57% chance that it’ll remain open for 3 months or more. That can have a serious financial impact. What’s behind that hiring inertia? We think we have an idea. Continue reading