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Anticipating the 2019 Portland Tech Industry

15-Second Overview: The Portland Tech industry performed strongly in 2018 and is poised for record growth in 2019 Established companies and startups, alongside smart city initiatives, are fueling the region’s activity Rapid growth will continue to create talent shortages that change the fabric of tech roles   With holiday parties behind us and 2018 in the record books, all eyes are focused on 2019. Portland’s tech industry is one of the country’s hottest arenas for businesses and professionals alike, drawing in large amounts of investment and talent on a daily basis. Let’s review 2018’s big wins and what they indicate […]

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Expectations vs. Reality: Why Tech Pros Leave and How to Retain Them

15-Second Overview: A recent large study uncovered the reasons tech pros cite for leaving roles The top reason was a lack of growth opportunities, something surveyed managers did not realize In light of the data, increasing retention can happen by ensuring tech pro expectations meet a role’s realities   It’s natural for businesses to want happy employees who can enjoy work, be productive, and stay for the long haul. Despite this simple desire, a recent survey of over 5,000 respondents shows nearly half of companies struggle to retain their tech talent. Why is that the case, and how can changing […]

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4 Creative Tech Recruiting Strategies that Land IT Pros

15-Second Overview: Hiring technology professionals has become difficult in today’s competitive environment Businesses must find innovative ways to capture attention and interest Effective recruiting strategies include streamlining procedures, showing off culture, focusing on training, and finding the right mix of talent   Technology may be one of the most challenging sectors for hiring, but that isn’t news to anyone in the industry. However, a surprising number of employers continue to use the same recruiting mentality they had a decade ago. Successful IT hiring today does not wait for the Talent Economy to change, but instead adapts to what has become […]

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