What Can You Do to Eliminate Unconscious Hiring Bias in IT?

To say unconscious bias does not impact the Information Technology industry would be disingenuous. Everyone understands that a lack of diversity impacts larger social issues, but few people take a step back to understand the underlying cause of these hiring issues. The concept is referred to as unconscious hiring bias and it impacts more personality… Read more »

How Can You Build a Pool of Reliable IT Freelancers?

The IT industry is changing and a lot of top performers are working as independent contractors or freelancers without committing to a full-time position with a company. If your company is reliant on skilled information technology experts, you may be wondering how you can compete in this gig economy and build a pool of reliable… Read more »

How to Gain Valuable Information in the Job Interview

As a job seeker, your most important task is to gain as much information as possible while selling yourself to the hiring manager. This can be a delicate balancing act between gaining and giving information. But there are a few things you should ask or look out for that can give you valuable insight into… Read more »

Is Relocating the Career Step You Need to Make?

Are you stuck? If you’re feeling burned out with your job, the problem may not lie in the job itself. A chance of scenery is often a good way to boost your excitement level again. Before you decide if relocation is right for you, there are some important things you need to consider. It is a… Read more »

Conduct Exit Interviews That Provide Real Feedback

Do you have an exit interview process in place in your company? Do they work to provide you with good feedback that you can use to improve your workplace experience? There is a lot of mixed information regarding exit interviews so it is important that you know how to conduct an effective version and what to… Read more »

Avoiding Employee Burnout in Summer Months

This winter was long and cold for people all over the country, even here in Texas. But now summer offers its own challenges when it comes to motivating employees at work. During these hot, lazy summer days your employees are thinking about anything but the work at hand. How do you keep your employees on… Read more »

4 Steps to Make Sure a Candidate Accepts Your Offer

The job market is competitive. The tables have turned on employers who once found themselves in control of the hiring process, with more available candidates than jobs. Today, certain skills are highly sought-after which means that companies have to be more diligent about making sure that their top choice candidates accept their opportunities. Here are… Read more »

4 Things to Look for in a Candidates LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has quickly become the number one website for recruiters and other hiring managers to look for candidates. Recent surveys have indicated that 93% of hiring managers and recruiters use the site as part of their hiring process. It is important to know what to look for before beginning a search on LinkedIn. Here are… Read more »

Hiring Nightmares to Avoid: It’s About the Salary

Before you make your next hiring decision, consider this very sticky trap: the question of salary. While there are many possible nightmares including poor onboarding and a bad company culture fit, salary is probably one of the easiest to solve. Here are a few tips and thoughts about calculating a new employee salary and hiring… Read more »

The Dallas Job Market: The Impact of Temporary Staffing

While the Dallas area has been consistently ranked number one for jobs among metropolitan areas there is one specific aspect of this success that has been overlooked. Temporary staffing has been a hallmark in the successful job market in the area. In spite of a slowdown in October of 2013 temporary staffing still grew twice… Read more »