Best practices in recruiting result in a competitive advantage in business. Effective technical recruiters find the best candidates before competitors in the least amount of time, attract diverse workers, develop a strong candidate pipeline, stay in contact with top candidates, and save money. Top results like these require top recruiting practices. Social media, advances in…

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The increasingly competitive market for technology talent means that recruiters involved with IT staffing have to continuously source and recruit skilled candidates. Technology workers make up a highly competitive talent pool, and many businesses’ ability to expand operations by taking on new clients or developing new products and services depends on their ability to source…

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Over the past few years, dramatic changes in recruiting and talent selection have popped up with advances in technology and social media. Not only do employers and recruiters have quicker, cheaper access to more information about more candidates than ever before, but candidates enjoy the same access to information about jobs and employers. This applies…

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It’s tempting. The services that IT recruiting firms provide can be convenient and have helped out many a corporate during a recruiting crunch. But the same sourcing and screening tools that are used by IT recruiting firms are equally accessible to the time-constrained corporate recruiter, and they are becoming indispensable. While existing tools are constantly…

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If you think conducting background checks means calling a few former employers and cross-referencing a date of birth with an application and a driver’s license, you probably haven’t yet experienced an employee with criminal intent or a negligent hiring lawsuit. In recruiting and technology staffing, hiring the wrong person without the due diligence of proper…

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Challenges for corporate IT recruiters in 2013 include new technology such as applicant tracking systems and recruitment marketing platforms, bridging the skills gap, and creating a candidate experience. Recruiters and employers are recruiting in a rapidly evolving workforce and recruiting environment and staying on top of the latest trends, techniques, and tips can give an…

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LinkedIn has been making improvements to one of its premium products, LinkedIn Recruiter, Hand Pressing Like Button 11718554 resized 600 giving subscribers more reasons to use LinkedIn for IT staffing, including a new look for Recruiter homepage. With the goal of wooing IT recruiters and job seekers alike away from paper resumes and job boards…

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In terms of modern IT staffing solutions, recruiting for a collaborative workplace is something that’s catching on with the fastest growing companies. As a company with a robust Information Technology team, you are keenly aware that the agile project management methodology is what sustains much of what your workforce can produce. Therefore, you need an…

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If some of the comments weren’t so politically incorrect, online forums that foster exchanges among information technology job seekers would be rife with more of the ugly truths about staffing agencies specialized in IT recruiting and the things that IT recruiters do that annoy candidates and employers. Let’s start with the way IT recruiters handle…

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Looking for some out-of-the box IT recruiting strategies? Competitive programming contests attract the IT superstar hungry for challenge. Programming competitions are also a way for companies to search, screen, and recruit IT talent. But, exactly how effective are these competitions, and what level of programming skill do these competitions actually uncover? Ask the programmers themselves,…

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