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6 Strategies to Improve Your Hiring Process

You need to hire – which means you’re growing (awesome) , you lost a great employee to a competitor (not so great) or the person you had hired for the role just wasn’t the right fit (painful). Turnover, for whatever reason, is one of the most dreaded things in any organization. Losing a valued employee to another company or having to replace a hire that didn’t work out can be extremely costly, with many studies calculating the cost at 1.5-2x the departing person’s yearly salary. How can losing a single employee be this expensive? Here’s just a few of the costs associated with turnover…

10 Hottest Tech Skills for 2017

New research by HiringSolved uncovered the top most in-demand technology skills for 2017. HiringSolved used data from more than 10,000 public profiles for tech workers hired or promoted into new positions in 2016 and the first two months of 2017 in Silicon Valley to paint a portrait of the most wanted tech employee.

8 Personality Traits of Successful Hires

With many positions receiving hundreds of qualified applicants, narrowing down the pool of applicants can be a challenge. Although skills are important, making the right match to your company culture is also critical for long-term retention. Here are 8 personality traits you should look for in interviews to make sure your next hire is the best one.

PROTECH Expert featured on “30 Experts Share The Most Common Misconceptions About Working From Home (Hint: It’s Not All Fun in PJs)” – Kununu

People thing you’re less productive working from home. In reality, working from home results in greater productivity vs working in an office. Think about all those times you have spent chatting with coworkers – you don’t have that luxury at home and that extra time becomes time spent doing work.

High Tech, High Touch: Human Factors Attract and Keep Tech Workers – Enterprise Florida

Few jobs today offer old-fashioned banker’s hours, but prospective employees want a sense of the expectations—and once hired, they want companies to deliver. Development sprints and deadlines are a fact of life in the tech world, and employees understand there will be times they need to work late. “But when it happens regularly day in and day out, that’s when employees get burned out,” says Elizabeth Becker, a PROTECH client partner. “They see it as a breakdown in management.”