IBM reports that every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Of that data, 90% of it has been created in the past two years. This massive amount of information is forcing companies to look at creating new positions to handle all their data (which is now reaching into the petabytes).
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San Francisco is home to some of the hottest technology companies in the country right now. Facebook, Google, Dropbox, and Twitter all call the Bay Area home and have been rated some of the best places to work. As a result of their (and others) success, technology jobs in San Francisco are booming more than ever before. If you are skilled in one of these areas and either live or are looking to move to the Bay Area, you are in luck! Here are the most in-demand tech jobs in San Francisco:
The rapidly evolving IT industry is one that requires organizations to hire the best talent in order to remain innovative and offer superior products or services to their customers. It could be argued that IT departments within organizations are the most instrumental in the success of the organization overall. Because of the heavy reliance on IT for success, it’s imperative that organizations staff their IT departments with the best talent they can get their hands on. The challenge that results is hiring someone with the necessary skills to do the best job.
An employee that you manage has come to you saying that they have a job offer from another company and are giving you their two weeks notice. This specific employee is hard working and valuable to your company. You counted on them being around for upcoming work that needs to be completed and rehiring and training someone for their position will take months. This is your chance to counteroffer and get them to stay, but should you?
Deciding to hire someone as an independent contractor or permanent employee is a big decision that can affect organizations in a major way. A variety of factors must be considered before making a determination and organizations must ask themselves many questions in order to ensure they hire the correct type of worker. The two major questions that must be answered are:
As technology continues to progress, it only makes sense that the interview process keeps up. More and more organizations are beginning to utilize Skype or other video conferencing tools to conduct interviews. This shift from traditional face to face interviews alleviates many worries for job seekers, such as traffic, flat tires or getting lost trying to find the company’s building. Utilizing video conferencing also benefits organizations because it allows them to cut costs that may occur from paying for transportation and lodging for out of town candidates.
Determining which benefits to offer is something that can cause major headaches for employers. The balancing act between offering attractive benefits while also attempting to keep costs down requires employers to research and strategize to determine the optimum benefits package for their employees. What employers sometimes tend to forget is that not all “benefits” have to be things that cost money. Instead of focusing on more tangible benefits such as medical insurance and paid time off, employers can focus on more intangible benefits that employees really want.
BYOD-If you’re not familiar with the term, you soon will be. BYOD (bring-your-own-device) is one of the biggest trends sweeping the employment landscape today and is causing some of the biggest headaches for IT decision makers. Employees are becoming more accustomed to having newer technologies at their fingertips due to increasing smartphone and tablet use. Because of this, many of these employees want the choice of using these same technologies in the workplace.
The information technology industry is always changing and evolving, and 2013 looks to be no different. The dramatic rate of change in technology is great for innovation and increased business efficiency but can also cause problems for many organizations. The new changes and breakthroughs in technology require organizations to hire employees that are experienced and up-to-date on the new technologies. Often, this can pose a challenge for businesses because the talent pool is split between recent grads with little experience or longer tenured employees whose skills may not be up to date with the newer tech advances.
After you’ve spent so much time searching, applying and interviewing for a new position, what could stop you from accepting when it’s offered to you? The counter offer could. Your current employer will often try to convince you to stay with the organization by offering promises of the same or increased salary of your new position or will make you promises of change in order to make you re-think your resignation. Suddenly, you’re faced with a decision: do you take the new position, or accept your current organization’s counter offer?
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