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2011 Technology Hiring Prediction: Enter Attrition

As a technical recruiting company, it’s critical to stay on top of IT staffing trends. In addition to frequently researching data published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dice Holdings’ annual… Continue

Added by Sam Smith on October 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

GravityPeople’s Jeff Winter Invited to be a Panelist at Dice Holding’s Investor Day 2010

Jeff Winter, GravityPeople’s CEO has been invited to be a customer panelist at the annual Dice Holdings Investor Summit to be hosted in New York on September 30th. As a customer panelist, Jeff will participate in valuable roundtable discussions that will explore trends in recruitment advertising, new stand-out job distribution services, advertisement spend patterns and the state… Continue

Added by Sam Smith on September 28, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Be a hiring machine - Part 3: Every Interview Must Include Marketing

Interviewing is certainly the process by which we make the determination to hire someone. However, there is also a critical component to this process—creating interest in potential employees. If we think back to the Four F’s (Find, Filter, Face and Finish) we will remember that Face is the process of interviewing. Just as bad filtration will lead to poor interview success, a lack of effective marketing will lead to poor acceptance ratios in the Finish cycle.

Every… Continue

Added by Sam Smith on August 13, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

GravityPeople's Jonathan Chenard talks technical recruiting with the San Francisco Chronicle

Jonathan Chenard, GravityPeople's Vice President of Recruiting Services, was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle for an article on hiring in Silicon Valley. The piece appeared on this weekend and focused on rumors of attrition at large Silicon Valley employers like… Continue

Added by Sam Smith on August 9, 2010 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Be a hiring machine - Part 2: Making the Determination

Making the Determination: Interviewing For Ability, Talent and Character

Here's part two of our series on how to be a hiring machine. You can read part one here.

When we interview we are trying to create a hypothetical environment to mimic a real-world situation. This simulation will hopefully enable us to reduce the risk of making… Continue

Added by Sam Smith on August 5, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Be a hiring machine - Part 1: Overview

As a recruiting services company, our goal is to bring control to recruiting by building repeatable, robust and scalable talent-acquisition functions that will enable companies to accomplish their corporate objectives. In this post we'll take look at the interview process in order to understand how hiring can increase retention, engender employee development and reduce hiring risk. The concepts in this post are…

Added by Sam Smith on July 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Interviewing without marketing is like cereal without milk - ham no burger!

Interviewing is certainly the process by which we make the determination to hire someone. However, there is another critical component to the process…


Added by Sam Smith on July 12, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

From an Employer’s Market to a Candidate’s Market, the Shift is On!

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a blog post about the recovery of the technology job market, referencing positive indicators found on Well, the trend continues and it’s now evident that we’ve undergone a shift

from an employer’s market to a candidate’s market.…


Added by Sam Smith on June 14, 2010 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Hiring is Back: Hot Technology Jobs

It’s on – technology hiring is in full swing. For the past 12 years we’ve proven to be a leading indicator of market conditions, especially for the technology markets: people stop hiring when things get scary (see last year), and they start hiring when things look good. We’ll be the first to tell you, things are looking very good. And, as if you needed any more proof, we’re actively hiring technology recruiters and recruiting account managers in our… Continue

Added by Sam Smith on April 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Don't Be That Interviewee

Having been technical recruiters for over a decade, we’ve heard more feedback than a sound engineer for a metal band. From interviewees wearing sweatpants to people getting up to use the bathroom and never returning, we’ve heard it all. And, that’s the inspiration for our “Don’t be that interviewee”…

Added by Sam Smith on April 20, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments


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