Tech is Thriving in Portland! 5 Tips to Find (and Hire!) the Best IT Talent

The tech industry is booming in Portland.  Over 4,000 new tech jobs have been added to Oregon’s economy in the past year, and tech is growing faster than overall employment. This is great news for IT job seekers – and…

6 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Every Tech Candidate

There are plenty of qualified tech candidates out there – but which one will offer the best fit with your current IT team, your company’s mission, and your internal culture? To find the candidate who offers a great fit as…

7 Hot Tech Jobs in High Demand in Seattle and Beyond

Seattle has become the nation’s go-to city for tech jobs – but even with tech talent flocking in, the competition for top talent is fierce. Create a strategic staffing plan that keeps you ahead of the curve by including plans…

Hire for These Top Soft Skills for Better IT Team Building

IT teams are notoriously isolated and introverted – but they don’t have to be. As Big Data becomes big news and technology becomes an ever more pervasive part of doing business, companies whose IT staff embrace a strong team-building ethic…

How to Use Technology to Create a Better Candidate Experience

During the recession, candidates struggled to find the right employer. Today, with the economy in full swing, employers are struggling to find the right candidates. Technological innovations can make it easier than ever to find, recruit, and retain the right…

What Oregon’s Tech Growth Means for Your Recruiting

Technology jobs are great for Oregon; they garner high wages that provide tax dollars for education, infrastructure and health care. And after a sluggish few years, the industry is beginning to bounce back locally. The technology industry in Oregon is…

Engineering & IT Hiring Is Up – So How Can You Find Top Talent Before Your Competition?

IT jobs are up about 3.6 percent over last year in the U.S. for a total of about 4.7 million jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, an engineering and staffing trade association. Of those jobs, the biggest increase came from management…

Five Tips for Evaluating Engineering Talent (Even if You're Not an Engineer)

Engineers are always in demand, but it's critical that you recruit candidates who not only have the skills and experience to do the job, but also the temperament to fit into your organization and the drive to reach for personal…

Five Traits to Look for When Hiring Engineers

Hiring for engineers is becoming more competitive as the economy returns to full strength from its recent recession.  Hiring managers who know their organization’s needs and culture well are better placed to find the right engineer for their company. It…