The Value of Emotional Intelligence... Even for Engineers

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting, Emotional Intelligence | No Comments

According to the World Economic Forum's "Why you need Emotional Intelligence",  “90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence (EQ). On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers…

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Tech's Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

By Swift HR Team | Recruiting, Technology, Venture Capital | No Comments

The Google engineer who was fired last week over his memo wrote that most women were biologically unsuited to working in tech because they were more focused on "feelings and aesthetics than ideas"…

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Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting

By Jack Perkins | Consulting, Human Resources, Recruiting, Best Practices, Venture Capital | No Comments

Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet. Recruiting for software engineers and other in-demand positions gives everyone the…

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In Seattle, Demand for Tech Workers is Insatiable

By Don Willmott | News, Recruiting, Compensation | No Comments

What's New This Quarter Here's an amazing stat: Amazon recently hired 12,800 employees bringing its headcount up to 109,800, compared with 81,400 a year ago. That means the company employs more…

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3 Solutions to Making Better Hiring Decisions

By Delise Crimmins | Human Resources, Recruiting | No Comments

The cost to hire an employee averages between 14 to 29 percent of an employee's salary.  This expensive line item becomes exponential when we make poor hiring decisions and are forced to rehire for…

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12 Toughest U.S. Cities for Tech Recruiting

By Swift HR Team | Recruiting | No Comments

San Francisco isn't the toughest place to hire tech pros these days. The talent crunch is worse in New York City than in the renowned West Coast tech stronghold, according to IT staffing specialist…

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Tech companies desperate for "rockstarninja engineers"

By Laurie Segall | Recruiting, Technology | No Comments

Interactees let those trying to hire in-demand techies advertise their job openings -- everywhere they go.  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- With launch costs low and valuations soaring, startups are…

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Startups get lift from White House

By JIM KUHNHENN | Recruiting, Government | No Comments

The Obama administration launched a consolidated effort to spur new startup businesses Monday, part of its campaign to emphasize job creation while downplaying economic-spending initiatives that…

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Salary Increase Budgets are Low and Going Even Lower

By Swift HR Team | Human Resources, Recruiting, Best Practices, Compensation, Finance | No Comments

Salary increase budgets and are near to historical lows, and are likely going even lower, due to the weak economic "recovery."  Growth in 2010 has been so tepid that unemployment has barely budged…

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The Changing Landscape of Rewards

By Doug Sayed | Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting, Best Practices | No Comments

The past two years has seen the quickest and most dramatic shifts in compensation (aka "rewards") plans practices ever.  In the past two years, we've witnessed "the sky is falling" near-collapse of…

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