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

June was filled with uncertainty and competition in the tech hiring landscape. The unpredictability around Brexit still remains a top concern for those in the UK who are both working and hiring in tech. In addition to the Brexit concerns, small and medium enterprises are finding it hard to keep and attract talent in the face of competition from large tech firms. The rapid transformation in digital technology is forcing these companies to adapt how they recruit and train their staff.

June News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Company expansion and relocation are key trends in the tech hiring landscape this month. Job seekers are open to relocation if it means a better quality of life and companies are creating offices in new locales in order to get access to new pools of talent. With unemployment in IT at a two decade low, many US companies are complaining about a lack of skilled workers.

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

While companies across the tech industry in the U.S. and the U.K. are working diligently to adjust recruitment tactics that better cater to the demand for top talent, the U.K. is also experiencing growth in remote hiring and a prioritization in company culture.

May News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Another month has passed and the demand for tech talent is still accelerating. Companies and recruiters are changing their tactics to adjust to the competition, while, the interest in a career change towards coding through certification programs and bootcamps is growing.

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

While the demand for top tech talent was a common trend in the U.S last month, the shortage of viable tech talent and the ways companies are addressing the issue was an overwhelmingly popular trend this month for the U.K. The demand for tech talent accompanied by the skills shortage has left the industry searching for solutions and competing for top candidates that will help fuel their companies’ growth and success.

April News Roundup for Companies Hiring Tech Talent

Even though it’s a new month, the transition to a career in coding was still a main topic of conversation. We also saw some new additions to the hiring discussion, including the high demand and struggles associated with recruiting top tech talent and how companies and recruiters are handling the situation.

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.

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