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Why are Soft Skills Missing in Today’s Applicants

There was no doubt that Jake was a smart boy. He had a photographic memory and was always ahead of his peers in class. However, Jake lived a reserved life. He made little effort to know his classmates or teachers. He used most of his time studying and playing video games. For him, virtual reality […]

Texas is Gaining Another Big Tech Company’s HQ

Dasan Zhone Solutions is moving their headquarters from Oakland, California to Plano, Texas. The company has stated that the move will help them gain access to a large talent pool of engineers while reducing start-up costs. In their statement, DZS expressed their excitement for the opportunity to leverage North Texas’ resources. DZS operates in more […]

Insights from our CEO

Facts: A significant shortage of talent in the workplace already exists, specifically in IT. 11,000 more “Baby Boomers” retire EVERY DAY. (Approximately 4,000,000 per year) The unemployment rate is at 3.6% (lowest since 1978) and lower in certain states including Texas; Tech sector unemployment rate is  1.3%. The US birth rate continues to decline (3.78M born […]

How the Dallas Region Draws Top IT Talent

One of the great things about living in Dallas is that it is part of a thriving overall economy. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to about a quarter of a million workers. That’s an incredible number. Not only are there many people choosing to make this part of the world their work home base. […]

Determining Positive Work Cultures, and Whether You’re a Good Fit

When businesses construct positive work cultures, there are major benefits for both the employer and the employee including increased financial performance, a reduction in turnover, and enhanced track records on customer satisfaction and safety. They are also often sought after among the most qualified job applicants. Individual employees who can choose the kind of workplace […]

Dallas Among Leading Cities for Technology and Innovation

  Silicon Valley, Seattle, and other cities often are touted as the top cities for technology and innovation. However, a variety of cities, Dallas included, actually top the charts and beat out some of the aforementioned cities for their economies, digital cultures, and general focus on technological advancement. In fact, Dallas is currently ranked 13th […]

How Machine Learning Creates Jobs

AI and machine learning are gaining popularity, but the rate has been slow. Many businesses are slow to recognize the advantages of machine learning, some aren’t ready to take the risk until others do, and others still don’t have the capability of pursuing machine learning on their own. However, that slow rate does mean that […]

Dallas Tech Talent Drives Silicon Valley Migration

Uber is increasingly illustrative of a migration that is well under way in Silicon Valley. Where has Uber chosen to go? Well, that too is exemplative in the sense that the previously California-based giant has chosen to pick up stacks for North Texas. The migration from the San Francisco Bay area to more tax-friendly Texas […]

Tech Workers Want More Than Excellent Pay In The Current Market

There are currently almost one million open tech jobs in the United States. Additionally, a report recently conducted in the beginning of 2019 revealed that the most highly desirable positions by employers are app and software developers; almost one-third of all openings for tech positions are for app & software developers. According to data from […]

Questions You Should Be Asking When You Interview Your Next Java Developer To Hire

If you’re currently seeking JAVA developers, you know it remains one of the most popular coding languages and is still one of the most sought-after skills employers are looking for when hiring new team members. When you’re seeking employees who write JAVA, it’s important to vet their compatibility in terms of the culture of your […]

Essentials of a Collaborative Employee

As every person in charge of hiring new employees knows, finding the right candidate on paper can be very different from finding the right candidate for your company. One of the most important things to look for now is the collaborative skills of all potential candidates. While individuality is certainly a cornerstone of what makes […]

Top Five Employee Rention Strategies

Have you ever been taken off-guard by one of your best employees quitting? Figuring out what went wrong can be a challenge alone without having to initiate the search for a permanent, and even sometimes temporary replacement. While you’re searching for the perfect replacement, it’s important to consider the impact the loss of the employee […]