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By: Ben Weiss
As the economy begins a modest recovery, many are considering the tech industry to be a haven of stability that offers not only open positions, but also competitive salaries for a diverse range of skill sets. And according to the June edition of The Dice Report, it is for good reason. After surveying 800 different HR managers, recruiters and staffing professionals from in mid-May for a special edition hiring analysis, Dice found that technology companies are enthusiastically trying to bring in new talent. In fact, the report found that 73 percent of the polled respondents stated that there would be an emphasis on beefing up their companies’ tech staff during the bottom half of 2012 - an eight percent increase from expressed hiring expectations during the first half of the year. Interestingly though, the report suggests that even though the demand for skilled tech professionals at all experience levels is currently high, there are still roadblocks to be overcome regarding the acquisition of top talent. “Our customers tell us it’s hard to entice tech professionals out of their current positions,” noted Dice’s Senior VP North America, Tom Silver. “There is just not enough confidence for professionals to leave what they know behind and take a chance with their careers.”While other professionals like Jim Newman, executive VP of digital marketing firm Acquity Group have expressed difficulty in nailing down ideally-qualified candidates, the difficulty may be stemming from factors such as a lack of new incentives being offered by hiring managers. For example, Dice reports the most common response to new inducements being offered this year was “nothing.” So when examining why major players like Microsoft have been dominating their recruitment efforts, the strategy may lie in the company’s next level benefits package that includes incentives related to health, wellness, higher education, charitable donations, investments and family planning. The bottom line? Of course there will always be plenty of candidates to fill open tech positions, but hiring managers need to convey an amazing working environment to the cream of the crop in order to show perfect candidates why a new gig may be in their best interest. One excellent solution to this issue is turning to a staffing and recruitment firm that has fostered a high degree of trust with their candidate pool to drive home why a change might just be the key to long term happiness and prosperity. Infusive Solutions Inc. is a niche technical recruiting firm within the Microsoft Partner Network dedicated to serving the workforce needs of our clients as well as taking our candidate’s careers to the next level.
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