InformationWeek Looks at the Ugly Truths of IT Hiring
InformationWeek is following-up on its report on the IT hiring process with some messages from readers.
Nov 11, 2014
NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the IT hiring process, there are some ugly truths out there.
Earlier this month, InformationWeek looked at the IT hiring process to find out what is going on a field where companies and hiring managers complain about not being able to find the right people, and where IT professionals feel their skills and talents are overlooked.
Now, InformationWeek.com Editor in Chief Laurianne McLaughlin is following up and writing about how readers – those IT professionals looking for jobs or trying to advance – are thinking about the hiring process, and what are the bottlenecks in the somewhat Byzantine world of corporate hiring.
What the story finds is that there are some ugly truths in the IT hiring process.
In a world that is speeding up, with more and more projects coming and executives demanding quicker turnaround times on these projects to meet demand, IT professionals are feeling the pressure. At the same time, hiring managers want to find the best talents and fits for the company's culture.
In an effort to find out who is right, McLaughlin looks at the responses of several readers who have seen the hiring process from many different viewpoints and levels. As one respondent put it in a comment:
"I think the disconnect is between IT leadership and project level leadership. Agile projects in particular: There is so much pressure to start producing immediately (team "velocity" is measured continuously)."
McLaughlin finds many different response to her stories, which also include:
- The initial story on the IT shortage debates offers the views of CIOs, IT managers, hiring experts, and others who are trying to find the right balance between speedy hiring and getting the right people
- A second story that offers nine specific tips of first-time IT professionals who are looking for jobs right outside of school
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