Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), which recently gave its workers an across-the-board 10% pay raise, often starts new computer-science college grads off at salaries that top $100,000 -- and it's willing to pay more if there's a competing offer from rivals like Facebook or Twitter. It's also on a hiring tear, looking to add at least 6,000 workers to its ranks this year. At SEOmoz, a Seattle startup that sells SEO tools, engineers are so prized that the company offers a $12,000 reward for referrals that lead to a hire.
IT Industry Trends<br />
The Industry as a Whole<br />The IT industry will grow the most over next 10 years<br />IT postings are up 82% compared to Dec. 2009<br />Two in five of IT Employers plan to increase the number of full-time employees this year<br />66% of companies will increase compensation for their existing staff in 2011<br />The IT industry will grow 1.6M jobs by 2014<br />US IT hiringspend for 2010 was $17.1 B<br />
The War on Talent<br />3,000<br />1,000<br />6,000<br />
Top 7 Cities to Find an IT Job<br />Houston<br />Washington, DC<br />Columbus, OH<br />Detroit<br />Philadelphia<br />Edison, NJ<br />Boston<br />Modis took into account factors such as the number of job openings over the past quarter, growing industries in the area and the intensity in the war for top talent in each of these cities.<br />Link to article<br />
IT Employment Brand<br />What are their differentiators?<br />How is their employment brand different for these types of positions?<br />What perks are they offering?<br />How do they “advertise” to make their openings sound appealing?<br />What does it mean to their business is they cannot get these positions filled?<br />