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Job Postings on Online Platform for IT Occupations – Posting duration is fairly short and a small share of postings receive the bulk of applications

In work with Brenda Samaniego, Steven J. Davis, the William H. Abbott Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, uses job postings from an online platform for IT occupations, Dice.com, to learn about the life cycle of a job ad. Davis and Samaniego find that posting duration is fairly short: … Continue reading

Skills Gap in IT – Nearly half report that the situation has grown

When it comes to the concept of a workforce “skills gap,” most IT and business executives recall hearing or seeing something about it (86% definitely or maybe), regardless of job role. However, it is a more prevalent concept within IT companies vs. organizations outside the IT industry, as well as among those who view technology … Continue reading

Tech Is Changing “Matching” in the Workforce

As technological innovations have boosted data collection and processing capabilities in the last decade, tools and platforms using this technology have changed or accelerated how job seekers and employers nd each other. Combined with overall labor market trends that see workers changing jobs more frequently and a higher need for more specialized skills, these matching … Continue reading

Hiring Tech Apprentices in UL – Overcoming the barriers

This report comprises the outcomes in the first in a series of research activities that the Tech Partnership will be running during 2016 which explores employers’ perceptions about digital/ tech/ IT apprenticeships. This research was designed to elicit employer responses to why they have or have not yet taken digital apprentices in their organisations. Those … Continue reading

Skills Gap – A tech-talent list

In today’s rapidly changing digital landscape, companies that understand their talent needs and know how to meet them have a competitive edge. Here’s how they do it. While there is a broad range of skills needed, this set should be part of any company’s tech-talent list: Experienced designers and engineers. As customer experience becomes increasingly … Continue reading

Productivity and Smart Simplicity – Unleashing the power of talent

If companies successfully marry new digital approaches with what we call “smart simplicity,” they can unleash the latent power of their technology and their people. Smart simplicity is built on the premise that companies are most productive when they harness the intelligence of their employees. Many of today’s most successful digital natives, such as Netflix … Continue reading

IT Job Market in US – The best growth since 2000

More than 130,000 new IT jobs were created in the last 12 months. A Janco analysis based on a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has found 131,800 new information technology jobs were created in the past year. Janco found a net increase of 62,600 IT jobs in the past three months … Continue reading

Tech Worker in US – There is a shortage at the price big tech companies want to pay

You may have noticed that the big tech companies are agitating for an expansion of the H1B visa system whereby foreigners with certain tech skills can come and work in the US. You know, for big tech companies and the like. Easy issuance of green cards for those with those tech skills. It’s not an … Continue reading

The Digital Skills Gap – IT can only improve performance with the right training

You’d think that with the advance of emerging computer, nano, mobile — and now yes, even wearable — technologies, individual productivity would be soaring. Instead, of the more than 200 million adults in the US digital workforce, only one in ten consider themselves ‘very proficient’ with the digital tools they use every day. And research … Continue reading

When the sharing-economy gets at your job

I love the sharing economy because it’s efficient. Got some spare time? Become a TaskRabbit! Spare space? AirBNB it! A car and nowhere to go? Drive for Uber or Lyft! The taxi industry is a regulatory-capture nightmare. Disrupt ‘em ’til they’re dead? Don’t mind if you do! …And yet our 21st-century sharing-economy dream is beginning … Continue reading

CIO – 71 percent place more weight on skills and experience than on higher education

By a surprisingly large percentage, CIOs put more emphasis on skills and experience than on tech degrees from prestigious universities. A Robert Half Technology survey of some 2,400 chief information officers at companies with more than 100 employees found 71 percent place “more weight on skills and experience than on whether or not a candidate … Continue reading

Announced Job Cuts in IT – Up 68 percent in the first half of 2014, without counting those by Microsoft

Even before Microsoft announced plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000, a new report shows that job cuts in the technology sector were well ahead of last year’s pace. Through the first half of 2014, employers in the technology sector announced plans to cut payrolls by 48,402, 68 percent more than the 28,883 announced layoffs … Continue reading

IT Skills Gap in UK – It continues to increase says Roger Keenan

Worryingly, City Lifeline research has shown this may just be the start of the problem. Almost a third of UK senior IT personnel believe IT equipment has become more complex than five years ago. Its likely this trend will continue and could have a huge impact on the technology industry in this country. The gap … Continue reading

IT in UK – 74 per cent have experienced difficulty recruiting staff

74 per cent of current IT leaders have experienced difficulty recruiting staff with the necessary skills and experience they require according to new research commissioned by Reconnix, the Open Source and Cloud Service provider.  When asked on the issue of hiring qualified staff, only 12 per cent of those responsible for hiring technology related positions … Continue reading

Tech Jobs in Canada / Big data and business intelligence pay best

Gaming and animation may still be the sexiest jobs in the tech sector, but it’s the fast-moving world of big data and business intelligence that will earn you the best money, according to the 2014 Technology Salary Report. The report is published annually by the Toronto-based recruitment firm Lannick Technology and gives us a glimpse … Continue reading

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