IT Staffing entries

Keys to Finding the Right Tech Talent

Appeal For People Although the tech job market is brimming with eager and keen applicants, we are still living in an age where organizations of all sizes are competing viciously to hire exceptional tech staff. Competition for top tech talent has been intense and extreme due to the massive imbalance that exists between the number of qualified and competent applicants (low) and the number of vacancies that need to be filled (high). This demand/supply anomaly, which is peculiar to the tech industry, provides tech talent a slew of non-traditional options that further complicate the issue and is [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|IT Staffing|0 Comments

Software Developer Jobs May Double in 10 years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Year 2000 job report told us there were 697,000 software development jobs in the US. The same report estimated there would be 1,361,000 software development jobs by 2010. This report missed the mark. In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 1,336,300 software development jobs in the US. In other words, the conservative Department of Labor said we would double the number software development jobs in 10 years. It only took 8 years to double. We got to the projected number 2 years early. Keep in mind, [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|IT Staffing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Better Problem Solvers Leads to Better IT

Several years ago I was on a software development project for a fortune 100 company. Through the course of investigating some data I needed to call in an API, I learned about an application they had running. As I started asking questions, several facts about this one application came out: They needed to reboot the server running this application 3-4 times a week They needed to reboot the server because 3-5 processes would each attempt to use 100% of the CPU. They spent $40K on software to monitor the CPU usage and to automatically reboot the server when it [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|IT Staffing, Uncategorized|0 Comments