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IT Contract Staffing vs. Direct Hire: There’s a Time and Place for Each

Posted: October 30, 2018

Earlier this summer it was announced that Google’s parent company Alphabet, who employs nearly 90,000 people, was comprised of more contract workers than direct employees for the first time. This raises a common question in the IT industry. When it comes to contract staffing or direct hire, which one is better?  However, a more strategic […]

 

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Onsite vs. Remote IT Jobs: What’s Right for You?

Posted: October 2, 2018

The world of remote work has completely changed the game for employees and employers alike. In their 2017 State of the Workforce report, Gallup found that 43% of employees spend at least some of their time working remotely – a number that will likely continue to grow as the years go on, technology advances, and […]

 

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How IT Salary Market Rates Affect Businesses and Tech Professionals

Posted: September 11, 2018

The tech sector is a thrilling one to be a part of, especially in Midwestern cities such as Detroit. However, all the growth, activity, and information that comes along with it can form a confusing climate when it comes to compensation. As a result, it’s increasingly important that businesses hiring tech talent and tech pros […]

 

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Making Sense of Today’s H-1B Visa Laws in IT

Posted: August 1, 2018

There are few topics receiving as much media attention as H-1B visa laws in IT. This year, the number of applications declined for the second year in a row, with 190,098 people applying for the annual allotment of just 85,000 visas. With tightening laws and policy changes, a vast cloud of uncertainty hangs over not […]

 

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Vital Resources for Women in Technology

Posted: June 27, 2018

For how wonderful the technology industry overall is, it does have a glaring problem in the disparity between women and men in the field. Only 26% of all tech jobs are filled by women, a statistic that is difficult to see time and time again. Here in Michigan it was recently announced that Ford purchased […]

 

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Your 2018 Midwest IT Salary Guide Is Here

Posted: June 5, 2018

Compensation is an important area of focus for anyone connected to the tech industry, and for good reason. Hiring managers facing the distinct IT skills gap are finding themselves unsure of the right amount to offer in-demand talent in order to secure their services. Similarly, tech pros who are inundated with varying job opportunities might […]

 

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What Detroit’s Tech Sector Growth Means for IT Pros and Businesses

Posted: May 14, 2018

It’s a well-known fact that Detroit has been one of the hardest-hit metropolitan areas in previous economic recessions. However, it’s a region that never gives up and today is in the midst of a powerful renaissance across many industries, especially in IT. Let’s take a look at what Detroit’s tech sector growth means for both […]

 

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How Generation Z and Millennials in Tech are Reshaping Your Workforce

Posted: April 11, 2018

By its very nature, the tech industry is an evolving one. Innovation changes the game as technology improves, with the ripple effects felt across all corners of the sector. However, there’s a revolution happening in IT right now that, at its heart, has nothing to do with technology. Younger generations of workers are altering the […]

 

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Career Through Networking in Tech

Posted: February 27, 2018

“It’s all about who you know” is a popular saying for a reason, illustrated by the fact that over 70% of all jobs are found through networking. As a tech pro, you might already be getting a lot of random job opportunities in your inbox, but they are just that: random. Even if you’re not […]

 

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Boost Your Bottom Line by Streamlining IT Onboarding

Posted: January 30, 2018

So you’ve put all the necessary time and effort into landing a hard-to-find tech pro. Finally, a vital role is filled, and you’re ready to see immediate production out of your new employee, right? Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.   It’s often surprising how much work an organization will put into locating the right […]

 

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