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Today, it’s a job seeker’s market, particularly in the tech industry. Demand far outpaces supply, and top talent often has the ability to pick and choose from multiple prospective employers.

Companies need to embrace a variety of tactics if they want to bolster recruitment, boost retention, and otherwise stay ahead of the competition. If you want to make sure you are prepared to survive the job seeker’s market, here are some tips that can help.

Published in Staffing News

Desireable Tech Skills for 2020

It isn’t a secret that demand for tech talent continues to be on the rise. Many companies rely heavily on a vast array of technologies, and tech is now a critical part of businesses operating in nearly every industry.

However, certain tech skills are more desirable than others. By acquiring the right ones, you can set yourself apart from the competition, be a solution to a skill gap, and otherwise increase your value. If you are wondering which tech skills are going to be the most sought after by employers in 2020, here are the ones that deserve your attention.

How IBM is Using AI to Make a Big Comeback

 

While IBM is certainly a tech giant by today’s standards, it isn’t the industry leader it once was in the eyes of many. While the company has been around since 1911 – showing that it is certainly doing many things right – IBM has lost some of its perceived sparkle, but it is working on getting it back.

In IBM’s research division, researchers work diligently to identify trends in the world of technology and help businesses adapt to what is coming. At one point, the company was also a leader in artificial intelligence (AI), though many newcomers later took over the spotlight, unseating the amazing development that was Watson.

However, IBM is striving to regain its AI crown, partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other universities to study and focus on emerging technology. Here is a closer look at how IBM is using AI to make its big comeback.

What You Need to Tell Your Recruiter About Ruby on Rails Candidates

 

When you are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer, the goal is to find candidates with a very specific skill set. While you could put all of the potentially viable job seekers through a technical interview, allowing you to assess their skills in greater depth, that is an incredibly time-consuming process.

Luckily, there are things that you can tell your recruiter to make sure only the best candidates are screened, eliminating those who don’t actually have the right skills before the interview process starts. If you are looking for Ruby on Rails developer candidates, here is what you need to tell your recruiter.

Published in Recruiting

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Today, it’s a job seeker’s market. As a result, tech professionals may be more inclined to seek out new opportunities elsewhere.

It isn’t always easy to decide whether now is the right time to take a leap and find a new position. At times, the situation is a bit ambiguous, making a clear reason challenging to put a finger on. However, there are other circumstances that could indicate that quitting your tech job is a good idea, especially if certain existing problems are essentially unresolvable.

If you are wondering whether now is the right time to quit your tech job, here are some situations where the answer is likely “yes.”

Published in Recruiting

3 Things You Should Have on your Golang Developer Resume

 

When you start looking for a new Golang developer position, your resume plays a big role in your level of success. If this critical document is subpar or if you don’t differentiate yourself from the competition well, you may struggle to land your ideal role.

Luckily, whipping your Golang developer resume into shape doesn’t have to be a challenge. If you want to make sure you Golang developer resume stands out from the crowd, here are three things you need to include.

Published in IT Infrastructure
Monday, Apr 08 2019

Is It Time to Get Groovy?

Is It Time to Get Groovy

 

Groovy, a relatively new programming language, is beginning to make waves in the developer community. Over the past year, it has had a meteoric rise, going from 49th to 19th place in the TIOBE Index list of the most popular programming languages in the world.

With such a dramatic rise, does that mean it’s time to get groovy?

Why Tech Pros are Happier with Remote Work

 

If you ask a tech pro to describe a work environment that makes them happy, a cubicle is not likely the answer they are going to provide. Often, traditional workplaces are plagued by interruptions and distractions, making it hard to focus on detail-oriented tasks. If you add in issues like frequent, and often spontaneous, meetings, it is no surprise that many IT workers would prefer to work remotely.

Plus, remote work makes goals like work-life balance and flexibility easier to manage. Since many tech professionals have the technical skills necessary to connect remotely and handle their tasks, they are also well-suited to the demands associated with telecommuting, which can make it more enticing.

If you are wondering why tech pros are happier with remote work, here are some key insights.

Published in Staffing News

What is New Collar and is it right for you

 

For many, the technology field is incredibly enticing. However, if you do not have a Bachelor’s degree, you may assume that there are not many options you can explore. In reality, you may just need to take a look at a “new collar” job if you want to make the leap into tech without formal education.

Published in Staffing News
Monday, Feb 18 2019

Is Digital News in Trouble?

Is Digital News in Trouble

 

The digital news landscape has changed dramatically over recent years. Previously, increased interest on the part of readers allowed sites like BuzzFeed and Huffington Post to thrive, as demand for their content made creating more profitable. Social media played a massive role in the success of digital news media, as the sharing of articles and posts by readers enhanced a company’s visibility, often for much less money than traditional advertising mechanisms.

However, the landscape has shifted dramatically. Everything from Facebook’s pledge to focus more on posts from friends and family to rising interest in other mechanisms, like video, is playing a role. Buzzfeed ultimately decided to lay off around 15 percent of their staff as they prepare to adjust their model.

 

The Rise of the Online Video Star

Sites like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have made posting videos about as easy as possible. As a result, nearly anyone could potentially try their hand at being a star. Plus, the masses were becoming increasingly enamored with video, often favoring it over other mechanisms, like written posts and static images.

As a result, many companies began to pivot, looking for ways to profit in the video category while shifting away from other approaches. This was especially true once the digital news sections of many companies began to become less profitable, decreasing their cost-effectiveness from a business perspective.

 

Facebook as a Publisher

Many digital news organizations relied on social media to gain readership. Facebook was often a preferred platform, but a variety of revelations – including the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and presence of Russian fake news sites – lead many users to doubt the validity of what was being posted. Additionally, Facebook itself was forced to pivot in response, altering what forms of content could be promoted by digital news organizations, limiting organic reach, and changing what users would see on their feeds.

Further, some users began to pull away from platforms like Facebook. They began to doubt the social media giant on a primal level, and that impacted how many people would be exposed to posts from digital news organizations. Others started to question the validity of nearly all digital news sources, as uncertainty about who is fake became an increasing concern.

The changes on Facebook’s side made digital news less profitable, and some digital news organizations ultimately did not survive. Skeptical readers also began pulling away, further harming readership numbers and impacting profits.

 

Is Digital News in Trouble?

In reality, digital news likely is not in trouble across the board. However, that does not mean companies will not need to change to survive in the shifting landscape, and those who refuse may disappear, either voluntarily or when readership dwindles to a point that they are no longer viable.

Those who change and adapt will likely remain, at least for the next few years. In the end, it is not unlike any other business segment where those who refuse to keep up with the times fade into obscurity while those who embrace the need for change have a chance to remain strong.

 

If you would like to learn more, the team at The Armada Group can help. Contact us with questions today and see how our expertise can benefit you.

 

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