Archive for “Labor Market” Category

No Time To Waste. How To Hire IT Talent Faster In Tight Jobs Market.

In the tight IT labor market, there’s a huge disconnect between how long candidates are available (days) and how long employers take to select a candidate (weeks). In one of the tightest labor markets in history, IT workers disappear from the market in a flash. Meanwhile, companies are left shorthanded. What are some ways to … Read More

H1-B Restrictions Lead To IT Labor Market Implications

It is well known that the US tech industry relies heavily on highly specialized professionals who come to the US on work visas. The most common type of work visa issued to IT professionals is the H1-B visa. The H1-B visa specifically applies to non-immigrants who possess specialized knowledge and hold at least a Bachelor’s … Read More

5 Proven Ways To Stay Productive During The Holidays

5 Proven Ways To Stay Productive & Achieve Your Goals During the Holidays: Imagine two holiday scenarios. One, you’re exhausted, overworked, stressed, and of course the finale, a big fight at a holiday dinner. The second, you’re worn out a bit, but you breeze through the holidays enjoying yourself and bringing good cheer to others. … Read More

The Global Rise Of Temporary Staffing To Maximize Profits And Efficiency

You’ve likely noticed this past year that the makeup of the global workforce is shifting. According to global research conducted by Mercer in 2019, 79% of global employers expect temporary and freelance workers to substantially replace full-time workers in the near future. This highly effective workforce planning strategy is increasing in popularity for a number … Read More

Overcoming Job-Seeking Obstacles to Land Your Dream Job

If you are looking for a new career opportunity in today’s job market, then you know: The struggle is REAL! The sheer number of hoops candidates must jump through to maybe get an interview is staggering. We feel your pain! To help you navigate the hiring process, we’ve addressed three of the main pain points … Read More

5 Regional Hotspots in the Ever-Changing IT Jobs Market

While Silicon Valley and New York City continue to be major tech hubs, the old guard doesn’t call the shots in the IT labor market anymore. For instance, the high cost of living in San Jose has driven tech companies and workers to seek more affordable pastures. Plus, with the rise of remote teams, location … Read More

Remote Work: The New Standard for IT Jobs?

Employees Expect a Work-From-Home Option More than half of employees in the US already work remotely at least once a week. Remote work is becoming the norm, particularly in the IT industry.  57% of IT employees worked remotely in 2016, and more companies are offering remote work every year. As remote work becomes more mainstream, … Read More

The Positive Effect of AI On The Job Market

The Positive Effect of AI on the Job Market Popular media keeps announcing the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) on the job market will be negative. Others are even warning us about the end of civilization due to smart machines. Still, insightful businesses have been applying AI and machine learning to create new opportunities for … Read More

IT Talent Shortage Risks And Solutions

How To Handle The Emerging Risk Of Our IT Talent Shortage According to Gartner, talent shortage is the top emerging risk facing organizations today. This situation is particularly painful when seeking IT workers as revealed by Harvey Nash and KPMG. In their annual CIO Survey, 65 percent of CIOs said hiring challenges are damaging the … Read More