IT hiring as seen by interviewers and hiring managers: Part 1

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IT hiring as seen by interviewers and hiring managers: Part 1

In a recent survey conducted by the author, the majority of the interviewers said that the hiring process was wasting a lot of their time. More than 20% felt the need to complain as they could use that time for more important project-related work. About 50% didn’t complain, although they felt that their time was …

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Outsourcing and Offshoring – The Definitive FAQ [2019]

While there are plenty of related FAQs, there are still misconceptions about outsourcing and how to form a successful partnership with an offshore services provider. In this post, we aim to address misconceptions and questions around outsourcing and offshoring and offer tips to evaluate your service provider better. Communications and cultural barriers A significant barrier …

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Destructuring assignment in ES6 for more clarity

ES6 introduces the Destructuring assignment that allows javascript developers to assign items of arrays or properties of objects to any individual variables. While the syntax is more simplified it exhibits more clarity that the traditional property access.  Here is how you would extract items from an array in ES5: var animals = [‘dog’,’lion’,’cat’] var a …

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There’s an elephant in the room – let’s build a pragmatic, objective and transparent compensation policy! PART 2/2

As stated in part 1, this is an experience report from the author’s company where a more pragmatic, objective, and transparent model is being used to determine compensation. For most skills having a sufficient number of jobs and job-seekers, a market mechanism becomes operational. Ruling market rates are the most impartial and objective way to determine …

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There’s an elephant in the room, we can’t ignore employee compensation! Part 1 of 2

It’s more than evident to all of us that compensation plays a significant part in employees’ level of motivation. Well paid employees will try to do even better as they see their efforts getting rewarded. Employees treat customers, vendors, investors the way they are treated by the company. Well paid employees go out of their …

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