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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.

A Strong Employer Brand Can Afford to Let Some Talents Move On. Q&A with HR and Tech Leadership at Westwing

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Munich, Westwing is one of the leading Home & Living eCommerce businesses in Europe.

We spoke to Andreas Wixler, Head of Software Development Consumer Products, and Miriam Rabung, HR Business Partner, about Company Culture, Employer Branding, and why they are not worried about investing in talents that might leave the company one day.

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.

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.

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