Why It’s Harder to Recruit IT and Software People

We talk to our customers and prospects daily about finding good, quality IT and software people. Everyone is arriving at the same conclusion - it is getting harder to find those high caliber IT and Software people to join your company. Some will respond with “no kidding?’. There is an obviousness to the statement. But even to those who want to dismiss it, we challenge that most IT hiring managers are still underestimating the tech skills gap. Here are a few numbers to put things in perspective: According to Code.org, there are 500,000 open IT and software job in the [...]

How to Have a Successful Onboarding Process for IT People

According to recent statistics, the unemployment rate for IT and technology workers has been hovering around 2%. IT and tech companies have to do everything in their capacity to keep the people they have. The need for data scientists, .NET developers, and security analysts is growing exponentially. IT careers are the most flourishing and lucrative professions in 2019, and they’re only going to get better in the coming years. IT and technology professionals are highly sought after because it’s very hard to replace them. Let’s take software engineers as an example. Their daily tasks include designing and testing software [...]

Facts about .NET Developers in Texas

One of the things we do at Decide is keep tabs on the talent pool in Texas. We invest in knowing the market so when our client base is looking for a specific skill-set, we know where to look. Here are some good statistics about .NET Developers in Texas: Where They Are: Here are the Texas Cities with the most .NET Developers Houston 4,975 Dallas / Fort Worth 4,538 Austin 2,490 San Antonio 672 El Paso 228 College Station 196 Amarillo 162 Lubbock 152 Beaumont 137 Waco 121 Education .NET Developers with a college degree from: A Texas University: [...]

What Does .NET Mean to You [Infographic]

What exactly does .NET mean to you? - Not all companies use the same components of .NET - Entity Framework, .NET Core, UWP, .NET Standard, Mono,… - What version are you using 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 4.5? Your Hiring Process is long - For hot skills, if the resume viewing to offer is longer than 3 weeks, you will lose candidates Your Projects are So Last Year - If you are integrating with COM components or supporting Windows services, the top talent may look for more current projects Not Selling Them the Brand - Sell the Benefits of your company and [...]

What Exactly Is a Full Stack Developer?

I recently had a conversation with a fresh college graduate. She had landed her first programming job a while back. When I asked her about the kind of projects she was working on, she said she was writing front-end codes on Node.js. Node.js is very effective in generating page content. It is used for event-driven, non-blocking servers and has a single-threaded nature. As we talked more, she mentioned her excitement for the next phase of the project. When asked why, she said she was excited "work on the backend" and become a "full stack developer". Her expectation was by [...]