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June 12, 2019

How to conquer recruiting, retention and IT skills challenges

IT has become ingrained in every part of business strategy, so it's not surprising that demand for tech talent is at an all-time high, forcing organizations to be creative when competing for talent.
May 30, 2019

4 Questions That Can Point You to the Right Company

Job-seekers often feel that employers hold all the cards. They feel that they’re selling themselves to a buyer with lots of options and that they themselves need to be flexible and accommodating.
May 28, 2019

Is joining a tech startup like buying a lottery ticket?

Dear Annie: I don’t usually meddle in my kids’ career decisions, but I think my son is about to do something he’ll regret. He’s been working in IT at a Fortune 500 company since he graduated from Stanford three years ago, and he’s been pretty happy there. Now, some friends of his from school are starting a company, and he’s thinking of chucking his job and joining them.
May 27, 2019

Top Five Personality Traits Employers Hire Most

Business owners don’t have to see red during the holidays as long as they manage their staff right. At no other time of the year do companies have to field multiple requests for time off. Handle it wrong, and it could cripple the business at an otherwise busy time of year -- not to mention it can hurt your culture and your employer brand.
May 3, 2019

The holiday season is the perfect time to rock your job search

This time of year, job hunters tend to put their search efforts on the back burner, thinking that the holidays are characterized by a lull in business. Nothing could be further from the truth
May 3, 2019

Nine Tips and Strategies for Remote Job Interviews

With nearly half of all interviews for technology-related jobs being conducted remotely, job seekers should prepare for them just as they would for an in-person interview at the company's own offices, say experts at Harris Allied, a New York City-based executive search firm.
April 29, 2019

Job Seekers Should Evaluate the Risks Versus Rewards of Working at a High-Tech Startup

While the vast majority of high-tech startups fail (stats range from 75 percent to 90 percent), they are still a key driver of job creation in the United States. However, with the unique opportunities typically associated with working at a high-tech startup, there are also risks that the job seeker should carefully evaluate...
April 29, 2019

Branding Should be Leveraged as a Recruiter Tool

Factors such as the marquee value of a company’s name, its industry position, and even its corporate culture all contribute to the brand presence that can influence a job seeker’s decision.
April 29, 2019

Telecommuting Not a Crucial Retention Tool, Says Harris Allied Survey

If you’re finding that recruiting top technology talent is your biggest headache right now, you might take some consolation in the fact that you’re hardly alone.
April 29, 2019

No Relief in Sight for Tech Recruiting, Retention Pain

If you’re finding that recruiting top technology talent is your biggest headache right now, you might take some consolation in the fact that you’re hardly alone.
April 29, 2019

How To Make The Leap From IT Pro To CIO

If you're looking to advance your career in the direction of the CIO's seat, the first thing you need to do is learn what it really means to be an IT leader. For starters, it could mean loving technology a little less. That's the advice of Kathy Harris, executive recruiter and managing director of Harris Allied.
February 3, 2019

Why Students Must Maximize Summer Internships (and How to Do It Right)

Summer may be starting to sizzle, but for college-age interns getting their first glimpse at the professional working world, the feeling may be more cold and clammy.
Some anxiety is understandable. But college students should remember that internships are no luxury these days — they're a necessity.
February 3, 2019

5 questions to ask your next boss

>Dear Annie:At the end of your recent column about cultural “fit,” the expert you quoted said that most job candidates don’t ask enough questions. But what should interviewees ask, especially when talking with a prospective boss? I’m now in my second job since graduating from college in 2006 and, while my boss and I get along all right most of the time, I can’t help feeling like we don’t connect very well or really understand each other.
March 3, 2018

How to earn $1m+ as a quant in finance

Certain candidates with the right quantitative skill set and a STEM MS or PhD who can code and understand how to manipulate data to their employer’s advantage have been inspiring bidding wars between banks, buy-side firms, technology companies, large corporations and even startups.
January 13, 2016

Why Top-Performing IT Pros Get Lured Away

Organizational leaders say they want to significantly boost the size of their IT department this year—but they admit that they face significant challenges in retaining the tech employees they already have, according to a recent survey from Harris Allied. Many IT pros are leaving their employers for companies that offer more money.

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