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2010 It Hiring Trends

2010 It Hiring Trends



I created this to note some trends in hiring from a technology and strategic standpoint.

I created this to note some trends in hiring from a technology and strategic standpoint.



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    • Hiring Trends in Information Technology2010
      Targeting the ideal candidates in an increasingly competitive marketplace
      Chris Hood
      February 2010
      University of Dallas - GSM
    • The War on Talent Wages On
      • Talent management programs are an absolute necessity
      • Employers must be able to court the “reluctant jobseeker” now more than ever.
      • HP has created a culture in which managers at all levels are accountable for managing their talents
      • Misconception exists that employers can be stubborn with hiring demands
      • The right employee is still hard to find
      • Flexibility is key when evaluating any candidate
      • See the big picture
      Focusing on singular qualifications is not effective
      Do not use salary, years experience and the like as singular decision drivers
      Recruit attitude, drive and culture fit over key definitions
      "The (best) firms all offer good people, sound methods and a wealth of experience, but individual chemistry between advisor and client is crucial.“
      Source: Global Services Media
    • 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2009: Employee ScorecardWhat are the top-of-mind issues for IT workers at Best Places?
      What is Most Important About Your Job?
      • Working in an enjoyable environment 94%
      • Being fairly compensated for the work I do 93%
      • Having access to training and opportunities that further my skills 88%
      • Having the means and opportunity to further my career 86%
      • Working in a challenging environment 84%
      • Being able to work with cutting-edge technology 73%
      What is the Best Benefit?
      • Paid vacation 77%
      • Health insurance 75%
      • Profit sharing/employee stock-ownership program/401(k)/403b plan 52%
      • Flexible hours 46%
      • Telecommuting 45%
      • Bonuses 40%
      How Do You Rate IT Department Morale?
      • Excellent 22%
      • Very good 37%
      • Working in an enjoyable environment 94%
      • Good 25%
      • Fair 11%
      How Do You Rate Job Satisfaction Factors?
      • 77% are very satisfied or satisfied with their health benefits
      • 77% are very satisfied or satisfied with their flexible hours
      • 77% are very satisfied or satisfied with profit sharing or employee stock ownership plans
      • 76% are very satisfied or satisfied with their company's training and development programs
      • 58% are very satisfied or satisfied with their bonuses
      How Do You Rate Workplace Stress Level?
      • Very stressful 8%
      • Stressful 22%
      • Somewhat stressful 50%
      • Not very stressful 18%
      • Not at all stressful 2%
      Source: Computerworld.com
    • 10 Hottest IT Titles
      Security specialist/ethical hacker
      Virtual systems manager
      Capacity manager
      Network engineer
      Open source specialist
      Service assurance manager
      Electronic health records systems manager
      Sourcing specialist
      Service catalog manager
      Business process engineer
      Source: NetworkWorld
      Note: Hiring trends and industry publications now shy away from specific titles like “Java Developer”, singular technicl skill or proficiency. Versatile consultants are the hot commodity in today’s market. Obtaining the “hot” candidates requires a job title appealing to interest in an industry, vertical or market.
    • Where We Used to Find Talent
      Job Boards
      More effective than ever
      Sweet spot (3-7 years experience) candidates harder to find in this space
      Excellent source of referrals
      It’s not what you know, its who you know
      Industry Groups
      Alumni Organizations
      The exciting news: We still use these sources, but they are much easier to connect with based on emerging social technology.
    • Web 2.0 and Social Media: Putting it all Together
      Web 2.0 Defined: web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design,[1] and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups, and folksonomies
      The new standard in communication
      Real time, documented and dynamic communication standard
      Consists of 5 models:
      People Creating
      Sub-industries & representative companies: blogs (Blogger, Typepad, Wordpress, etc.), user-generated content (YouTube, MetaCafe, Gather, Helium, etc.), podcasts (Singularity, IT Conversations, In Our Time, etc.)
      People Connecting
      Sub-industries and representative companies: social networks (MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), virtual worlds (Second Life, Cyworld, OpenSim, WeeWorld)
      People Collaborating
      Sub-industries and representative companies: wikis (Wikipedia, Conservapedia, wikiHow, etc.), open-source (Linux, Apache, Firefox)
      People Reacting to Each Other
      Sub-industries and representative companies: forums (tivocommunity.com, quickbooksgroup.com, etc.), ratings and reviews (PlanetFeedback.com, epinions, rottontomatoes.com, expotv.com)
      People organizing content
      Sub-industries and representative companies: tags (Digg, Del.icio.us)
    • Searching for and Distributing Information
      In general, the key characteristics of Web 2.0 are:
      Web-based applications can be accessed from anywhere
      Simple applications solve specific problems
      Value lies in content, not the software used to display content
      Data can be readily shared
      Distribution is bottom-up, not top-down
      Employees and customers can access and use tools on their own
      Social tools encourage people to create, collaborate, edit, categorize, exchange, and promote information
      Network effects are encouraged; the more people who contribute, the better the content gets
      Information regarding sought after skills are readily apparent
      Source: BNet
      Web 2.0 Journal
    • Finding Talent for Free
      Recruiter Networks
    • Web2.0 Job Posting Sites – Premium Sites / Premium Results
      Recruit 2 Mobile
      Job Compass
      Jobs 2 Web