Observations & Insights
In this edition of the eHire Tech Ticker we share the latest technology news on artificial intelligence, warning signs to avoid a bad hire, tips to negotiate better and an update on the future of an unhackable quantum internet.READ MORE
In this week’s edition of the Tech Ticker, we feature top of mind initiatives for CIOs, easier ways to use the cloud for machine learning projects, data validation for Java, research on how automation is impacting the workforce and wrap up with Google’s challenges in making their data centers run on 100% clean energy.READ MORE
We know you are a busy IT executive, but want to keep up with the latest industry news. This is challenging when you’re embedded in your day-to-day responsibilities. We get it and want to help you stay informed.
So you’re looking for new employees to join your team? It’s easy to think of the hiring process as a one-way street but it's not. Read more to find out how a positive candidate experience can affect your employment brand.READ MORE
How did we get here and what are the pros and cons of working in this gig economy?READ MORE
Here are seven steps to implementing a remote workforce policy for your company.READ MORE
We are excited to announce our sponsorship of The Dana Barrett Show's Tech Tuesdays! Listen in on Talk Radio 640 WGST weekdays at noon.READ MORE
In a 2018 survey of 3,000 Atlanta-based technologists, we found that flexibility is critical to job seekers. With over 50% of respondents unwilling to commute more than 30 minutes each way and remote work the most desired benefit for 43% of respondents, it's clear that a change is underway.READ MORE
Having a hard time finding quality candidates for your job openings? You’re not alone. Unemployment is at a historic low so there will be winners and losers in recruiting. Surveying three thousand technologists, eHire took the pulse of the workforce to gauge their interest in exploring new jobs and understand just what it will take to get them to interested in a new position.READ MORE
Nothing seems to make people more uncomfortable than change, especially in a professional environment. Management teams, tenured employees, even junior staff members all seem to be resistant to things changing around them. It is really human nature; as familiarity breeds comfort, comfort breeds confidence, and theoretically... confidence should lead to optimal performance.
But what if it does not?READ MORE
No one would argue against the benefits of networking, however how best to benefit from it is always not so clear cut. There is plenty of networking advice for various opinions on tips, so much so people even disagree with each other. Some of the specifics depend on the type of industry you work in and the types of company culture you are in, but there are still some overlying rules. Below, I have addressed the four basic steps for any networking event, regardless of the type of company you work, the industry you or in, or the type of event you are attending.READ MORE
I have a passion for cooking. For me it's a way to relax, to flex my creative side and to bring together my friends and family. There are several principals most good chefs know that make for good food. I recently realized these same principals can apply to a good development team, especially when it deals with some of the smaller teams we help to find talent.READ MORE
Guess what? Oh, you heard? Yeah, that’s right... everyone seems to be hiring. All this hiring is good for everybody, but it’s especially good for the person that is well prepared. Nobody is better prepared for an interview than someone who is bringing a few questions of their own.
Traditionally, interviews have tended to be one-sided... but they don’t have to be. In fact, many hiring managers & interviewers PREFER when there’s more interactivity once the Q & A portion of the interview is reached. It’s important not to give the impression that you are not very interested in the role, or that you are only concerned about the compensation.READ MORE
Candidates become motivated to take a new step in their career because of either intrinsic or extrinsic motivators. Extrinsic motivators are rather straightforward: a position was eliminated within a company, it would be necessary to move to a different city to retain their position, the company has gone under, or any number of outside influences. Understanding intrinsic motivators requires a much more nuanced evaluation of a candidate and their progress within their career. Intrinsic motivators compel a candidate to make a change proactively, for a number of reasons we will elaborate on later. Because of the shift towards self-managed careers where employees are seen as stewards of their career rather than as strictly assets within a company, intrinsic motivators have become the prime motivating force behind job/company changes.READ MORE
1. Embrace Social Media
Social media is here to stay. You should integrate Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. into your life as soon as possible. Don’t worry about being an expert, just make sure you understand the technology and are able to use it. Many professionals network with and stay updated on their industry through Social Media, don’t get left out!READ MORE
“What do you want?” a simple question answered far too often with responses like, “I want a job where: I can grow, the company is stable, the money is better or a place where the boss is nicer, etc” or worse is answered by, “I don’t know, that’s why I am here.” Sadly, most of the responses I hear don’t really answer my question.
This simple question is generally the first one that I ask almost every candidate that I interview, from C-level to entry level. From my perspective, their answer is the ultimate measure of how dedicated someone is to changing jobs and how smart they are about being in control of their professional destiny. What I have learned is that the great candidates know and have thought through what they want, and meeting with me is very much a part of their plan. I measure that response very carefully because it helps me to determine who is worth spending time with and who will stand out to my clients.READ MORE