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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

Why do I need to know about software frameworks and libraries?

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

Complete data scientist salary data Blog

Data scientist salary

By Developer Salary, Human Resources

Hiring data scientists might not have been as popular a decade ago, but it sure is now. Due to the rising importance of big data, data scientists became highly sought-after. In fact, their ability to solve complex problems and draw conclusions from the available data sets is essential for many businesses that are looking for new ways to turn a profit. 

At the same time, trusting data scientists to make important decisions can be challenging for many businesses. That’s precisely why you should pick the right person carefully. As demand is increasing, though, it might soon become difficult to attract top talent. Since it’s often the subject of negotiation with candidates, you might want to become familiar with an average data scientist salary to make sure you land the best person for the job. 

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Does employment history matter when hiring developers?

Does employment history matter when hiring developers?

By Human Resources, Recruiting Tips, Uncategorized

The concept of recruitment is finding the right person for the job. In the past, various methods have been used to achieve this. In the tech and development space, employment history is often weighted as highly as a candidate’s technical skills. But is it really that important? 

Almost a quarter of developers surveyed in Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey claimed to have never even finished their bachelor’s degree. Of those who did obtain a degree, about one third did not study anything related to software development. 

Most developers have less than five years of professional coding experience and thirty percent have less than two.

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Complete web developer salary data

Complete web developer salary data

By Developer Salary, Human Resources

Wondering how much a web developer earns? We’ve created an in-depth guide to the web developer salary in the US based on data from PayScale, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, and Indeed.com. This roundup will help you to make a competitive salary off when hiring a web developer. Take a look!

In this article, we’re going to cover the following topics:

  • What is a web developer and what does a web developer do?
  • Average web developer salary
  • Web developer starting salary 
  • Entry-level web developer salary
  • Junior web developer salary
  • Senior web developer salary 
  • Freelance web developer salary 
  • Web developer salary NYC

What is a web developer and what does a web developer do?

Let’s start with the most straightforward definition possible – a web developer creates web-based applications. Most web developers are focused on either the back end of a web app (databases, applications, servers) or on the front end (interfaces, the visual side). Some web developers cover all of these aspects. These are known as full-stack developers. This variety makes web development a quite broad field. A developer may be responsible for the backbone of a web application, its user-facing side or both of them. Read More

Complete blockchain developer salary data

Complete blockchain developer salary data

By Developer Salary, Human Resources

Blockchain was the fastest-growing skill in 2018. Its growth exceeded 2,000% for three quarters in a row and 6,000% for year-over-year growth. No wonder – blockchain has the power to transform the way money is transferred, how people vote online, how they verify their identities, invest, prove ownership of digital assets, and much more. In this article, we’ll take a close look at the much-debated topic of blockchain developer salary. We’ll discuss:

What is the blockchain developer salary?

According to Hired, an average salary for a blockchain developer is between $150,000 and $175,000 per year. To compare, an average software engineer salary stands at $137,000 per year. The highest blockchain developer salary can be found in the San Francisco Bay Area – $162,288.

blockchain developer salary by regionSource: Hired

According to another recruitment source, Janco, a median blockchain coder salary stands at $127,000 and $172,000 for more experienced developers. Top blockchain engineers can earn even more than $200,000 per year.

blockchain developer salary related jobs benchmarksSource: Janco Associates

Similar numbers are provided by CryptoCurrencyJobs.co, which states that blockchain developer salary in the United States stands at $136,000 per year.

blockchain developer salary base

Source: Crypto Currency Jobs

According to PayScale, the average blockchain developer salary is significantly lower ($109,000 per year) but it’s calculated based on other positions that only mention blockchain as a related skill. Therefore, it may not be the most reliable source in this case.payscale blockchain developer salarySource: PayScale

Skills that affect blockchain developer salary

The high salaries of professionals with blockchain-related skills also result from the desired skill set that is relatively rare and specialized. Although blockchain developers are supposed to know popular programming languages while being flexible and curious about new technologies, there are also some specific skills they should possess and they significantly affect a blockchain developers’ salary. To give you an example, here is a common skillset of a blockchain developer:

  • C/C++/ Java/Python/JavaScript,
  • GitHub and experience with open source projects,
  • Hyperledger,
  • Ripple,
  • Solidity,
  • basic knowledge of mathematics and algorithms,
  • understanding of Bitcoin and blockchain.

Ethereum developer salary

Blockchain developers are often supposed to have a working knowledge of Ethereum, which is “an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality.” Thanks to Ethereum, developers don’t need to have advanced skills related to cryptography or algorithms to build blockchain-based applications. This open software platform facilitates and automates much of their work.

Similarly to Bitcoin, Ethereum is a distributed public blockchain network. However, instead of tracking ownership of digital currency, it runs the code behind decentralized applications. No wonder that engineers with Ethereum skills are in demand. However, similarly to the blockchain developer, Ethereum developer/engineer is not commonly considered as a separate job, but more as a skill. That’s why popular salary and recruitment services don’t provide information on its average salaries. 

Cryptocurrency Jobs only shares an average Solidity developer salary in the United States, which is related to Ethereum and stands at $127,500 per year.

blockchain developer salary soliditySource: Cryptocurrency Jobs 

In fact, the best way to get a reliable idea about how much Ethereum developers earn is to check freelancing marketplaces. As we’ve already mentioned, many blockchain engineers work or would like to work remotely, often as freelancers and consultants. That’s why it’s easy to find them and their rates. Upwork, shows that the majority of Ethereum developers expect between $50 and $100 per hour. 

blockchain developer salary upworkSource: Upwork

What is blockchain? 

One of the biggest advantages of blockchain is that it’s a distributed network. Instead of relying on a single registry, blockchain relies on a network of computers forming a secure chain or ledger. That makes it resistant to manipulations or hacking as an attacker would need to hack more than 50% of the computers in the network at the same time.

Another reason for the popularity of blockchain in the tech world is that major companies such as IBM, Samsung, and SAP have taken blockchain seriously, implementing more blockchain-based features and regularly hiring engineers and computer scientists specialized in the blockchain. What is more, blockchain is now being used in the fields of business and finance, even by traditional companies like Visa or Bank of America. All of that affects the job market and average blockchain developer salary. 

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