Author: Nina Olcott

Employer Branding in IT: Does Glassdoor Even Matter Anymore?

15-Second Overview: While Glassdoor is important, proper corporate branding takes effort elsewhere LinkedIn and Facebook also play roles in how people view your company Above all, how your employees feel and what they tell their friends and family are what make up the heart of your employer brand Just the other day, the unemployment rate in the IT industry reached a staggering 1.3%, representing a 20-year low. The fight for skilled technical talent is harder than ever, and that’s why employer branding – in Portland and across America – is increasing in importance. Professionals have their pick of jobs in […]

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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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How the Latest Tech Salary Trends Impact Your IT Hiring

Quick Overview National IT salary growth is flat, but up over 6% in Portland and throughout Oregon Tech pros are gravitating toward employers who offer non-monetary benefits Adapting your hiring by offering appropriate salaries combined with additional incentives lands new talent and retains current employees   For hiring managers in technology, keeping track of fluctuating IT salary trends can feel like trying to follow the stock market in real-time. It isn’t easy to sift through all the available information on tech salaries, but it’s an essential practice for those looking to evolve their IT hiring strategies and land the best […]

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