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History of programming languages

History of programming languages

By Coding Test, Human Resources

Computer programming is the very basis of the digital age that we live in today. Every time you like a post on social media, send an email, or set an alarm on your phone, a programming language is working behind the scenes – pulling the strings. 

But where did it all begin? And what spurred its growth into the leading industry that exists today? Most of all, why is knowing the history of programming languages important to hiring developers?

Join us, as we embark on a tour of the history of programming languages. This retrospective will demonstrate how much computer programming has developed over the years.  It’ll take you back from the early languages and complicated machine code to sophisticated human-readable language that powers our favorite technologies today. 

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The 2020 employee development plan that works wonders

The 2020 employee development plan that works wonders

By Human Resources

Employees are your greatest asset – one that is hard to attract and even harder to retain. What can you do to appeal to the best talent and make sure they stay with you longer?  Create an employee development plan (EDP).

In this article, we’re going to discuss the process of creating an employee development plan, the benefits for you and your employees, and share an example of an effective EDP. 

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How to make the most of a skills gap analysis Blog

How to make the most of a skills gap analysis: the all-in-one guide

By Human Resources, Recruiting Tips

According to a study by SHRM, 75% of HR professionals say there is a shortage of skills in candidates for job openings. As many as 83% report struggling with recruiting suitable candidates. However, not all employers know how to identify and bridge this competency gap. One of the best ways of doing this is by conducting a skills gap analysis. Below, we discuss how it can help your business achieve its goals by guiding your recruitment efforts and making the most of your employees’ skills.

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Guide to writing a good job posting Blog

Guide to writing a good job posting

By Human Resources, Recruiting Tips

Recruiting is a seriously competitive industry. And first impressions matter. That’s why your job description writing skills are an important weapon of your organizational armory and why writing a good job posting is essential to success.  

The most effective job descriptions are engaging and inclusive, while also being clear, concise, and to-the-point. Anyone should be able to understand it. A great job posting prompts the right people to apply and helps you trim down your time-to-fill.

Your description should accurately reflect the duties and job responsibilities of the position. When well-written, it produces a realistic picture of a job and answers the question,
“What does the person in this role actually do?”

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HR Best Practices Blog

HR Best Practices for 2020 – a must-see list!

By Human Resources

It’s the year 2020 and the way we hire, develop, and terminate staff is rapidly evolving. It’s now a better time than ever to examine whether your hr best practices are in sync. 

Did you know that 83% of employers believe attracting and retaining talent is a growing challenge?

Or that 93% of employees say they’re more likely to stay at an organization with an empathetic employer.

The methodology of hiring and retaining staff in such an environment is not simple. Then, add a bunch of young job-hunters with different mindsets from previous generations and it doesn’t become easier. 

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What You Need to Know About the Skills Gap Blog

What You Need to Know About the Skills Gap

By Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Tech recruiters find it extremely hard to hire highly-skilled employees. In fact, 64% of HR managers believe that employees won’t be able to keep up the pace with future skills development needs. While 70% of employees admit they haven’t yet acquired all the necessary skills to perform their current job. While the disruption caused by COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted the US labor market, the skills gap will remain once the crisis is over.

The skill gap leads to recruitment problemsIf the skills gap is not addressed, it might lead to a serious recruitment crisis. In the following article, we’re going to talk about what strategic, forward-looking talent managers should know about the skills gap and what they can do to mitigate it. 

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remote work trends in 2020

What do experts think about the remote work trends in 2020?

By Expert Interview, Human Resources

Remote work is on the rise – according to Buffer’s work from home statistics, a staggering 98% of remote workers would like to retain a work-from-home arrangement for the rest of their careers. How is the global recruitment market responding to remote work trends?

We’ve reached out to 10 recruitment industry experts and asked them about their opinions on the future of remote work trends – especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their predictions.

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How to Create a Great Recruitment Video Blog

How to Create a Great Recruitment Video – a Short Guide

By Human Resources, Video

How can employers show their organizational culture prior to hiring? One way is through creating a recruitment video. A recruitment video is – a short film, which captures the look, feel, and authenticity of the company to demonstrate to potential candidates what it would be like to work for you.

In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips on making a recruitment video, as well as tell you how to promote it. 

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Working From Home Tips That’ll Help You Stay Productive, No Matter What You Do

By Human Resources

It’s not hard to come across generic working from home tips for just about every profession.

Whether you’re a sales assistant, DIY crafter, or technical developer, tips for working from home are general. Find a routine, stick to it, so on and so forth. 

And that’s great, as it applies to most work that can be done from home. 

But when your workflows revolve around the office how do you work from home successfully?

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Tech Recruitment: What does a recruiter do

Tech Recruitment: What does a recruiter do?

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

Have you ever found yourself asking – what does a recruiter do? Maybe you’re considering bringing on a recruiter because your staffing needs are becoming more than you can handle?

Whether it’s that or just your curiosity, answering the question – “what does a recruiter do?” is not a simple one. 

Finding the right people is integral to your company’s success. As business author Kamil Toume puts it, “the real competitive advantage in any business is one word only, which is people”. 

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ull life cycle recruiting

The 6 proven steps to master full life cycle recruiting

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

What is full life cycle recruiting?

Full life cycle recruiting gives you the ability to make strategic hiring decisions.  How can you use it to improve your results?

Full life cycle recruiting refers to the entire hiring process for a new employee. The idea of full life cycle recruiting involves every step of the recruitment phase from start to finish. It is sometimes known as ‘end to end recruiting’ or ‘360 recruitment’. 

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A Practical Guide for Tackling the High Attrition Rate in Tech

Employee Attrition Rate

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

A high attrition rate causes problems in the tech industry.

The employee turnover rate in the tech sector stands at 13.2% and is higher than in any other business sector. Even companies who have mastered recruitment and onboarding to perfection still struggle with talent retention. Is a high attrition rate a given and something that HR departments should accept? 

High attrition rate in tech causes problems for the industry

Definitely not – in this article, we’re going to share with you the main reasons why tech employees leave their jobs, and what tech employers can do to decrease employee turnover rate.  Read More

Recruitment blogs to follow. Best recruitment resources

20+ best recruitment blogs to follow

By Human Resources, Recruiting Tips

The world of recruitment is a bumpy one: you need to have eyes on the back of your head to know what is going on and how to adjust to the latest changes. 

No matter if you just started your journey as a recruiter or you are an experienced one, you can never have too many resources to follow. What is more, you should regularly update the list to make sure you miss nothing.

It is not that simple, though. Recruiters have a lot of tasks on their plates, and many of them just cannot dedicate enough time to keep checking the news.

While we do not have a remedy for that, we decided that a little list never hurts. Today, we have gathered 20+ recruitment blogs to follow from all over the world and we will show you why they are worth following. If you want to stay up-to-date with news from the HR industry, then we are here to serve you with some great recruitment resources.

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Hiring and coronavirus

By Changelog, Human Resources

In response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part and keep our customers safe and connected at the same time.

Starting today, we’re rolling out free access to video interviews for all of our customers globally until June 30. These features are typically only available in the Enterprise plan but we’re here to support the HR and tech community as much as we can. 

We’re also in the process of developing a remote-first hiring webinar to support which we will release soon. If you have any questions or need help getting started, please reach out via chat and we’ll do our best to help out.  Read More

framework vs library

Creating software with a framework vs library: what tech recruiters need to know

By Human Resources, IT recruitment

As a technical recruiter, it’s no longer enough for you to know only the names of certain programming languages – you should also understand the basics of how software is made.

When it comes to creating production software, there are two very important factors to consider: The first is developing applications is becoming more complex. The second is programmers are always trying to be more effective and more efficient in their work. As a result, every team of programmers must decide whether (or not) to build an application using either a software framework or a software library (or a number of libraries).  Read More