Faking D&I: Wells Fargo’s Farce Damages Everyone’s Credibility

“What did Wells Fargo do this time?” – as if we’ve just come to expect to the scandals that come to light from some of the nation’s largest companies. Though the spotlight is once again on Wells Fargo, the credibility of the entire effort towards diversity and inclusion hiring has been damaged. We’d like to…

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Retaining Foreign Tech Talent: Letting Their Kids Stay

For years, there has been a labor shortage for home-grown technical workers in the United States. Big tech has consistently recruited foreign talent to make up for this shortfall. Now, with more restrictions on available H1-B visas, and an even tighter labor market, companies are scrambling to retain their top talent- and their children. Documented…

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Balance or Optimize: Is the Grass Green at All?

The grass is greener on the other side. This quip is meant to encourage you to water your own lawn; that all isn’t as it appears over the fence. But what happens when both sides are filled with such anxiety and burnout that there are only tiny tufts of grass that everyone is scrambling to…

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Remote Monitoring: Half of Employees Would Sooner Quit Than Be Surveilled

Remote work is here to stay. However, more than half of tech workers have signaled that they would leave their organization if their remote work came with additional and more invasive digital monitoring.  BI company, Morning Consult published a poll last week asking tech workers whether they would quit if their employers took actions to…

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Why Candidates Turn Down Great Offers

Hiring tech talent remains challenging as we move into the second half of the year. Despite the endless news about layoffs and hiring freezes, engineering candidates continue to reel in better and better offers. Companies that are looking to capitalize on big tech layoffs will be disappointed if they are not ready to put up…

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Big Tech Layoffs are Big Business

The era of garage-based tech start ups is largely behind us. Big tech companies employ tens of thousands of people. They gobble up tech start ups early in their development; paying for concepts and ingenuity to advance their own products and services.   Tech firms have branded themselves as disruptors over the last two decades.…

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Effort and Interest Win Video Interviews

Prior to the pandemic, most professional interviews took place in-person. Preparation included knowing your route to the employer’s office, picking out professional attire that matched your intended company, and showing up prepared with your resume. However, the traditional interview decorum has become more casual as many people have spent the past two years interviewing via…

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Long-Term Employee Discount

Salary transparency laws are cropping up across the country to eliminate pay inequity. For many candidates, it is a long-awaited shift from secretive pay scales and the dreaded ‘based on experience’ line in a job description. Previously, time and effort were put into the interviewing process without knowing whether the compensation was worth it. However,…

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The Last Jobs to be Filled: Hybrid

As we transition out of the height of the pandemic and into warmer weather, many companies are finalizing decisions about where their workforce will be located moving forward.  In many industries, a hybrid or back-to-office approach will gradually phase out remote work. But if you are attempting to recruit technology talent and your policies are…

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Salary Expectations Continue to Rise in 2022

Salary expectations are growing swiftly as companies are being forced to compete openly and loudly for talent. In an already tight tech labor market, this increased competition is leading candidates to adjust their salary expectations in real time. Over the past several months, we’ve seen candidates join the job market at one desired salary level,…

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