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Why These HR Leaders Rely on Partnerships With Their Marketing Teams

Post by Rich Moy on Apr 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Our recent news roundups for companies hiring developers have featured multiple reports on the growing talent gap. As critical tech roles become more difficult to fill, industry experts agree that a strong employer brand is key to attracting and retaining developers in 2019.

In response, some of the world’s most recognized companies have evolved their employer brand to stay competitive. We’ve also learned that the most successful examples of these “rebranding” campaigns tend to be heavily influenced by in-house marketing teams.

We spoke to HR leaders who lean on their marketing teams to promote their employer brand. Here’s what they had to say.

March U.K. News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Despite uncertainty from Brexit and other macro factors, hiring news in the UK this month followed similar patterns to what was covered in US media. Demand for new skills continues to grow. And just as tech companies in the US continue to hire outside of New York and San Francisco, the definition of a “tech hub” in the UK is expanding. As companies require new skills in offices in more locations, they must also diversify their applicant pool.

March News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

News in March was focused on change and career development. Competition for tech talent continues to intensify, and companies are doing a lot to stay ahead of the curve. This is especially apparent in multiple outlets reporting on a desire for atypical skills that can bring new perspective and value to companies.

February News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Post by Rich Moy on Mar 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

February is a short month but was long on articles about the tech hiring landscape.

New research suggested that companies are struggling to find candidates with the right combination of technical and soft skills. Multiple outlets also reported on the evolving (and complicated) role of artificial intelligence in recruiting.

Updates about emerging technologies, new recruiting tactics, and the best cities for innovation are prominent in this edition of our monthly news roundup. And “a glimpse at the year ahead” posts from thought leaders continued to surface, including an insightful piece from Bill Gates.

January News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Post by Rich Moy on Feb 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM

It may be mid-February but the top news stories from January are still driving the conversation, and they’re all about the growing talent shortage. Multiple reports published last month projected the talent gap to grow exponentially over the next few years, especially as more emerging technologies enter the mainstream. We also saw HR experts respond to these estimates by thinking outside the box to attract and retain developers.

This is the third installment of our monthly roundup of talent acquisition news. January was filled with new research on the tech talent landscape, wage growth for developers, as well as new professional certifications that could drastically impact candidate pools for tough-to-fill jobs.

For These Executives, Employer Branding is Driven by Their Tech Stacks

Post by Rich Moy on Jan 31, 2019 12:00:00 PM

In 2006, our CEO Joel Spolsky wrote that one of the best ways to attract developers is to let them work on something interesting. Based on what we’ve learned over the years, this still rings true for many programmers. In 2018, over 17% of our Developer Survey respondents said that the technologies they’ll work with are their top priority whenever they consider new job opportunities.

We featured batches of our developers’ favorite Company Pages a few months ago, many of which stood because they included specific details about their tech stacks. The feedback we received then was consistent with our survey results, and it led us to speak with engineering execs about how their tech stacks impact their employer brand. Here’s their advice for fellow technology leaders.

December News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

The New Year often signals a hiring push. It also means a flood of candidates ready to make a change that extends beyond more time in the gym (read: New Year, new job.) But as our research has shown, developers don’t always follow typical patterns and they are among the most competitive talent pools.

This is our second monthly news round-ups where we highlight prominent talent acquisition news in the tech world. December was a month filled with talks on how A.I. will impact hiring in the future, the importance of diversity in the workplace, and a continued focus on blockchain and cryptocurrency.

November News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Post by Rich Moy on Nov 30, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Invitations to holiday events may have a higher open rate than business emails, but even as things wind down around the office, the pressure to hire top tech talent remains. As the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of software developers to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, tech recruiters can never take too much of a break from looking for talent.

With this post, we’re launching a monthly news round-up comprising some of the most compelling talent acquisition articles relative to tech. In November, industry experts were outspoken about how they’re addressing their current and future tech hiring needs. Since this is our first round-up, we also included a few reports you may have missed earlier this year.

Competing for Talent in Emerging Tech Hubs

Post by Rich Moy on Nov 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

For years, conventional thinking in the tech industry was that if you wanted to grow an idea into a sustainable business, you needed an office in San Francisco or New York. But that thinking has changed over the last few years. Some of the world's biggest companies are opening offices in emerging tech hubs like Wilmington, DE and Columbus, OH. These cities often offer more affordable real estate and access to untapped pools of talent.

For companies already operating out of these cities, this shift could make it even more difficult to attract and retain developers. We talked to HR leaders based in emerging tech hubs that are preparing to face this challenge. Here's their advice.

10 More Examples of Incredible Company Pages

Post by Rich Moy on Nov 1, 2018 1:30:00 PM

In 2006, Joel Spolsky wrote that the great software developers are never on the open market. This statement rings even truer today—and the potential business impact can’t be overstated. A new Korn Ferry study found that there will be a global talent shortage of more than 85 million people by 2030. The report concludes that left unchecked, the talent shortage could create a loss of $8.5 trillion in unrealized annual revenues.

We recently updated Company Pages on Stack Overflow Talent to better showcase our customers’ employer brands. Updated pages are reviewed by a team of our developers on a rolling basis who are asking themselves: If Stack Overflow wasn’t so great, where would I want to work?

A few weeks ago, we featured our first batch of pages that stood out to them. Here are ten more Company Pages our developers love, organized into sub-categories to highlight what sticks out.

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