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Understanding This Scientific Theory Can Teach Companies to Hire (and Retain) The Best Engineers

Understanding This Scientific Theory Can Teach Companies to Hire (and Retain) The Best Engineers

Here’s a shocker. For a decade, software engineering positions have been some of the hardest jobs to fill in the United States. The fact is that there are more open jobs than there are qualified engineers. Many candidates are either not initially qualified for the jobs they apply for, or they leave companies soon after being hired. Research firm Forrester predicted that in 2018, companies looking for the most talented recruits in technology fields would have to pay up to 20 percent above the market salary rates for those positions in order to get qualified, long-term employees. If you want to hire and retain the best engineers for your firm, you have to recognize that the most talented recruits are likely to have a lot…

Distributed Teams Are Helping Startups Scale Faster

Distributed Teams Are Helping Startups Scale Faster

Amazon’s decision to expand from its single base in Seattle has consistently been one of the most highly profiled recent stories in tech. Over 200 American cities applied, eager for the 50,000 new jobs and over $5 billion in construction investment. Stonecrest, Georgia even offered to create an adjacent town called Amazon. Amazon ultimately decided to split the prize between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in Virginia — that is until public backlash forced it to pull out of New York. Leaving the heated debate aside, Amazon’s shift to multiple headquarters hints at a broader trend — a more compelling story that the headlines have largely missed – the growing trend of a distributed workforce model. More startups are using…

How to Set Up Your Company to Hire and Retain New Parents

How to Set Up Your Company to Hire and Retain New Parents

This post was originally posted on Atrium.co As a repeat founder and now a new parent of a 19-month-old toddler, I have learned a lot in the past few months about the ins and outs of juggling parenting while running an early-stage startup. And let me tell you, it isn’t easy. It has been really tough for my wife and me to balance the needs of our high-pressure careers with our daycare arrangement. My daughter did not adjust well to daycare, leading her to get sick on a bi-weekly basis which caused havoc on our work schedules and resulted in a lot of stress for both of us. Through my personal experience, as well as talking to a lot of…

How to Make Remote Employees Feel More Connected

How to Make Remote Employees Feel More Connected

Working remotely has a lot of perks, both for a company and its employees. Employers save money by avoiding the expenses that come with a traditional office and can choose the best people for their team regardless of their location. Remote workers get to enjoy more flexibility, get rid of the annoying daily commute, and spend more time at home with their families. With so many positives, it’s no wonder why remote work is becoming more and more popular. According to research from Owl Labs, 16% of global companies are fully remote and 40% partially remote. Those numbers are only going to keep rising as more people realize the benefits of remote work. With all the benefits of remote working,…