Do’s & Don’ts of Hiring Seasonal Employees

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Many companies need to bring on contingent workers to deal with seasonal upswings in demand. It ensures that the business can meets its productivity goals during peak seasons, giving them access to short-term team members just for the period where they are needed. By understanding the do’s and don’ts of hiring seasonal employees, you can… Read more »


How to Conduct a Remote Job Interview

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Today, an increasing number of companies rely on remote interviews to hire top talent. At times, this is because the position itself is remote, so the selected new hire can be based out of a city far from where the company is located. In other cases, remote interviews allow employers to offer an interview option… Read more »


Helpful Skills to Have as a Research Scientist

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If you want to be a successful research scientist, certain skills are incredibly valuable, and not just those that focus on technical capabilities. While a strong educational background in your field and research laboratory procedures is undoubtedly a must, as well as relevant experience for roles beyond entry-level, bringing certain traits to the table can… Read more »


How Happy Employees Benefit Business

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Employee engagement is increasingly becoming a core feature of a smart HR strategy. Companies that invest the time, money, and resources to keep employees engaged and content, reap benefits that are impossible to get elsewhere, and sidestep the kinds of problems that frequently derail strategic initiatives. If you are considering instituting an employee engagement program… Read more »


Without a Strong Culture, the Most Talented Candidates Will Pass You By

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Tech managers in almost every industry are competing for a smaller pool of available candidates, making it one of the top concerns on their radar today. Another area of worry is the ability to retain the best employees that are currently working for the company. Both of these issues make it even more important for… Read more »


The Benefits of an IT Side Gig that Aren’t Money

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The most popular reason for starting a side gig is for the money. However, you can get a number of other benefits along the way too. So, before you choose an IT side job strictly for the money, consider all of these other bonuses that come with the territory. Inspiration Often, a side gig lets… Read more »


Why You Still Need a Resume Even If You Have a Great LinkedIn Profile

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As more of our daily lives shift into a digital format, it can be easy to believe that your LinkedIn profile can function as a substitute for a traditional resume. However, there are many reasons why you should keep your resume up-to-date, and available, even if your LinkedIn profile truly shines. Before you dismiss this… Read more »


5 Hottest Software Development Trends of 2016

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Having long-term success as an IT professional requires you to anticipate new developments and stay ahead of the pace of change. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the five hottest software development trends in 2016. When you decide to pick up new skills, these are the areas to focus on: Mobile… Read more »


Should You Hire a Boomerang Employee?

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The term “boomerang employees” refer to former workers who leave and then try to come back in the future. There is no hard line on rehiring boomerang employees – it truly depends on each particular circumstance. Determine if you should hire a boomerang employee by assessing these pros and cons: Pros: Culture Fit With hiring… Read more »


The Staggering Cost of a Bad Engineering Hire

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An amazing amount of research has been done to empirically evaluate the cost of a bad hire. Unfortunately, the only consistent conclusion that research has produced is that the cost is significant, and different in every situation. The simple fact is that it’s impossible to put an exact figure on it, but everyone agrees that… Read more »