Job Fair – August 23rd at the Lowell Spinners

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Tech Needs will be attending the 5th Annual Lowell Spinners Regional Job Fair on August 23rd, 2016!   Job Fair at LeLacheur Park on August 23rd from 10am to 1pm. LeLacheur Park – 450 Aiken Street, Lowell, MA 01854   Are you or someone you know looking for a new job? Tech Needs may have an…

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Don’t Ignore Passive Candidates

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In many ways, the job market offers some convenient parallels to the world of romance, and when we put ourselves “out there” hoping to find a match, it’s always nice when potential partners come to us rather than the other way around. When we’re sitting still, attracting multiple offers, and sorting through them at our…

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Signs of a Strong Financial Analyst

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You need to add a financial analyst to your team, and you’d like to keep your search as short and focused as you possibly can without compromising the outcome. As the old saying goes, you can have a task done quickly, cheaply, or well, but not all three. And in this case, you need all…

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Motivating your Temp Employees

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In order to cut costs and reduce hiring risk, you frequently enlist the help of temporary employees during spikes in your business cycle. These workers usually come on board, do what you ask, and leave without much fanfare. The relationships you build with them are cordial, but cool and fleeting, and you wonder if there’s…

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Customer Service Skills for IT Pros

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When you publish a job post and start reviewing candidates for an open IT position, you obviously place coding, network management, implementation, app development or cyber security skills high on your list of priorities. You definitely need a candidate who can step in to the role and start contributing to the company without years of…

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Retaining Your Engineering Team: Tips

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If you’re afraid of losing your engineering team to better offers from other organizations, that’s actually good news. You should be! The first step to a strong retention policy is simple: recognizing that you need one. Your engineers (like all of your other employees) are trained, experienced professionals, and if you think you’re doing them…

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Use Metadata to Develop Your Staffing Plan

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A growing number of industries and companies of every size are starting to shape their decisions and investments around information gathered from massive datasets related to when, how, and why their target customers and clients typically use their products. By reviewing data provided by countless customers and potential customers for years at a time, company…

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Engineering Managers: How to Attract Highly Skilled Employees

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As you work to attract and retain the highest level of engineering talent, are you truly maxing out every available resource? Your sourcing and selection strategies may be top notch, but have you considered a few simple moves that might make them even more effective in 2015? As you move forward into the New Year,…

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Financial Hiring Trends for 2015

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The 2015 hiring forecast looks promising for both employers and employees in the financial and accounting sectors, and both available positions and valuable talent will be circulating at a rapid pace. If you’re about to start expanding your staff or adding new team members, here are some of the market trends that may have an…

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The Perks of Taking a Temp Job

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Professional employees sometimes resist the idea of taking a temp job, usually for one of three reasons: 1.) they fear the time spent in a temporary position will cut into hours that should be spent searching for a permanent job, 2.) they fear being stigmatized by peers and future employers, and 3.) they assume temp…

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