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Great article for software company hiring managers – The 5 Biggest reasons the Wrong People Get Hired

Thought this was a great article by Lou Adler.. Always like what he has to say on recruiting, interviewing, hiring etc. How many times have myself or my colleagues sent software developers, software qa engineers, product managers, software managers, directors of engineering and vp’s of engineering on inteviews and scratched our heads upon hearing the feedback.. We’ve heard some […]

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Software company to tag texts with scents..unbelievable!

Thought this was a great article on a very cool new technology! .. Written by Sara Castellanos Technology Reporter- Boston Business Journal , May 7, 2014, 3:54pm EDT  French startup that lets users tag texts with scents will open office in Cambridge A French startup that has developed technology that lets users attach scents — such […]

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Software industry counter offers.. then and now!

In the olden days of recruiting, back in the 80’s and 90’s. Software Recruiters believed that accepting a counter offer would likely lead to disastrous results. Tales of companies firing candidates months after they accepted a counter offer were rampant. In those days,  if a software engineer with C++, linux kernel or windows  gave notice, the company […]

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Keeping in touch with your candidates during the interview process

The software engineering market is very strong. There are multiple companies hiring for similar people. Recently, a java software engineer candidate shared a story with me. He said that he interviewed at software company X.. a company doing work involving big data . The platform is java, ruby and linux. He interviewed for a senior role […]

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Great article!.. “Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions: 10 Tips for Doing it Right”

At Techpros, we feel that feedback is critical. For the software engineers, managers, directors and VP’s that we represent, when we send someone on an interview, we think it’s critial to have as much feedback as possible, both positive and negative, especially if the interview didn’t go as well as we all had hoped. Also, […]

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Thought this was a great article for everyone..

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination by Peter Bregman  |   9:00 AM May 10, 2013 A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, […]

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Business Skills a Requirement for IT Professionals

IT Professionals not only need practical technology skills to succeed in the profession, but also need business knowledge, according to a new report by zdnet.com. An interview with Michael Harte, the CIO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, highlights the importance of inquisitiveness, innovation, and a drive for value. More industries are looking for IT […]

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A Healthy Employee is a Productive Employee

Unhealthy Behavior Leads to Lost Productivity Over the past ten years we have seen an upsurge in company-funded health and wellness initiatives in response to studies that have shown a link between healthy living and job performance. Brain scientists and cognitive psychologists have long argued that physical activity promotes brain activity. In short, exercise leads to […]

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Hiring tip for software talent: Hurry up and wait doesn’t work!

You are looking for software engineer, software manager or software team lead with a specific skill set. You need this person yesterday. You call your favorite recruiter and it just so happens, he knows someone who is just about to start to look outside. He knows this person would be a great fit for your […]

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7 Social Media Myths Exposed

Thought this was a very relevant article on Social Media and a quick read as well.. FASTCOMPANY.com Where ideas and people meet Article location:http://www.fastcompany.com/1834636/seven-social-media-myths-exposed April 20, 2012 Tags: Leadership, Technology, Social Marketing, social media consulting 7 Social Media Myths Exposed By John Souza It’s not enough to call social media a “trend.” It’s a full-fledged […]

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