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How Hiring Managers Can Avoid Bad Hires One of the biggest challenges for any business is employee turnover. It is frustrating to lose someone you thought would… continue…
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A Hiring Manager’s Guide to Interviewing As a hiring manager, you want to surround yourself with the strongest team possible, and one bad hire can drag… continue…

How Hiring Managers Can Avoid Bad Hires

Posted In: HR and Recruiting
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One of the biggest challenges for any business is employee turnover. It is frustrating to lose someone you thought would become a great member of the team; there’s also the matter of lost productivity, as the remaining team members have to pick up the slack while you interview replacements. The Department of Labor has found that a bad hiring decision could cost a business 30-50 percent of the departing individual’s potential earnings. Imagine losing $50,000 to a bad hire. As… continue…

A Hiring Manager’s Guide to Interviewing

Posted In: HR and Recruiting
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As a hiring manager, you want to surround yourself with the strongest team possible, and one bad hire can drag your team (and your profits) down dramatically. In the interview process, you only have so much time to get to know a person and try to make a judgment call about how well they will function within your team. So how can you make the filtering process as effective as possible, and leave yourself only superstars to choose from? In… continue…

Social Networking Best Practices for Recruiters

Posted In: Social Recruiting
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While it’s critical that recruiters have an online presence, what does it take to build the kind of social profile that will attract the passive candidates you want to place? Successful penetration of your message across social channels is enabled by the density and reach of your network, which in turn should send your posts to their networks. Justin Laliberte, the IT managing partner at Lucas Group in Atlanta, is an advocate of using social media to make an impression… continue…

Tech Recruiters: Custom-Fit Your Job Postings

Posted In: Just for Recruiters
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Most tech job postings not only look alike, they fail to attract the perfect candidate. Where are recruiters going wrong? “If your promise is too generic, it won’t resonate with the ideal tech professional and it won’t encourage them to take action,” said Barb Agostini, partner for Recruiting Social, a social recruitment company with offices in Vancouver, London and Los Angeles. Employer branding statements tend to offer broad, overarching benefits that are designed to appeal to everyone. The truth is,… continue…

Evaluating Candidates When You Don’t Know the Tech

Posted In: HR and Recruiting
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It’s a conundrum faced by many corporate recruiters and HR staffers who are trying to manage the process of identifying and hiring technical candidates: They know the importance of finding the right skills and experience, but their own technical knowledge is limited, making it difficult to evaluate how well each candidate might perform in the role. Difficult, perhaps, but not impossible. The key to evaluating candidates whose expertise goes beyond yours lies in three things: forging a true partnership with… continue…

July 2015: Puppet, Chef, Cloud Architects In Demand

Posted In: The Dice Report
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More companies are shifting from on-premises datacenters and servers to cloud-based services, creating added demand for system administrators and “cloud architects” who can effectively deploy and maintain next-generation architecture. Tech pros want this deployment and maintenance of back-end infrastructure to behave with the flexibility of software development, with consistent and repeatable processes (as well as a lot of automation to make the job easier). That desire has sparked the rise of configuration-management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible and SaltStack,… continue…

Where Do You Find the Time to Recruit?

Posted In: Just for Recruiters
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If you’re finding it hard to carve out the time to research and recruit candidates, consider these steps from the new eBook, I produced with Dice, The Definitive Guide to Engaging Top Tech Candidates: Group your research time into blocks. It’s very hard to do the kind of exploration you need to do for that critical lead role in between phone screens, emails, and meetings. (So many meetings!) Set aside two to three 30-minute blocks in your day (reserve the… continue…

Effectively Sourcing Talent from GitHub

Posted In: Just for Recruiters
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If you’re not familiar with GitHub, you should be. With more than 10 million users, it’s a community of active developers and software engineers who present their skills for all to see by posting code, commenting on the work of others, and contributing to the projects held in more than 24 million repositories. Approach it correctly, and you’ll get a sense of their strengths and interests, along with an inside view of how they go about their work. At the… continue…

The Key to Researching Your Top Candidates

Posted In: Just for Recruiters
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It takes a lot of time and effort to craft the perfect recruiting message, especially since top candidates are regularly bombarded with emails and social-networking notes from recruiters. Everybody knows that research into a candidate plays a big part in crafting the message—but what kinds of research are most effective? Here are some tips: Research Their Current Employer Where does the candidate work? Is their company in trouble, or is it ruling the industry? Do they offer a competitive salary… continue…