With the explosion of information pouring into companies’ servers and data warehouses in recent years, the enormous power that big data holds is unquestionable among executives. Studies indicate that even though 97% of business leaders use data analytics, only 19% are very satisfied with the insights they deliver. While several factors may contribute to this dissatisfaction, none are as profound as the talent problem plaguing the tech industry.
While finding the perfect IT candidate is difficult in general, when it comes to big data specialists the talent shortage is even more pronounced. In order to solve the big data talent shortage, organizations must first ask themselves four important questions. [···]
Recruiting can be a delicate topic to bring up, especially among those in the tech sector. The field has obtained a negative reputation over the years, partly fostered by candidate misconception and partly as a result of inapt “shortcut” recruiting practices. It is frustrating for a candidate to put their trust in another to help them further their career only to be flooded with roles they are unsuited for, never get their calls returned, or feel like they are not a priority.
With the state of the job market already making it hard to find the perfect IT candidate, recruiters cannot afford adding to the stigma of their profession. Here are proven ways to reverse the trend in order to foster a healthy recruiter-candidate relationship that is fruitful for all parties. [···]
Starting a new job is an exciting time. You’ve already conquered the stress of how to land the job you want, and that’s a huge sigh of relief. Now, not only is a first paycheck in the near future, but it’s easy to feel so much positive potential as you approach the first day.
As the big day gets closer, it’s natural to become nervous and begin considering how you will fit into the company culture. You may have the skills to succeed, but will you get along with your peers in a new environment? A whopping 89% of hiring failures are due to poor cultural fit, which proves acing the process of blending into your new company culture is as important as acing the interview. Luckily, there are straightforward strategies to fit into a new job and adapt to a new workplace environment. [···]
Curious how the best jobseekers get the jobs they want?
As a jobseeker, you’re in a unique position in the current IT business landscape.
The demand for top tech talent is high. And, fortunately for you, the supply – depending on your particular skill set – falls considerably short of the need.
And yet, chances are slim that you’re the solo candidate every company has been drooling over. In reality, you’re probably up against some significant competition in landing the tech job of your dreams.
But beating out the competition isn’t as simple as having an outstanding resume or memorable interview. It’s a full lifecycle process from the moment the job search begins to the first days in the new job. [···]
Hopefully, you’re not experiencing what so many other employers are finding right now, which is an average of 28 days to fill an open position. But if you are, it’s likely you’re chasing down a dream candidate who doesn’t actually exist – or, at least, doesn’t exist in large quantities. Sorry to break it to you; we know it can be a tough pill to swallow. But the truth is, if your list of required skills, experience and qualities resembles the average family’s weekly grocery list, then you’re in trouble. Below, we look at why it’s so hard to find the perfect IT candidate. [···]