Resumes reflect important perspective such as relevant skill set, career progression, tenure, academic and certification profiles. Resumes offer opportunities to cross reference candidates via Social Networking. We also review for academic pedigree and experience pedigree. We investigate moves, gaps in employment, quality of the document itself, an indication of technical writing abilities, and more.
Behavioral interviews focus on past experience to predict future performance. We want to know what’s been accomplished and what was behind it as a means to forecast future success. We grow the most during the toughest of times – we’ve all had shortcomings. Question is, what was learned and since changed or managed differently as a result. We encourage sincere discussions around the same.
We find more and more of our competitors do not check references while we typically conduct a minimum of 2-3. References are a great opportunity to identify the right fit between candidate(s) and client(s). Old school…perhaps, but an impactful vetting step we won’t skip.
Our Recruiter Interview is comprehensive and yields well-qualified, interested candidates.
However, sometimes additional steps must be taken.
So when necessary, we draw from our team of engineers and designers to arrange for technical interviews. This is to further qualify a candidate prior to potential client submittal.
Whether a small programming assignment, logic problem or preparing a simple technical presentation, we take steps to accurately interpret a candidate’s skills. Consistent with our culture, this benefits clients and candidates alike. As our candidates aren’t pursing inappropriate opportunities. Clients see a higher percentage of “great candidates.”
By this stage there have been four full, multifaceted layers of screening conducted. That would be Resume Review, Behavioral Interview, Professional References and Technical Interviews.
Now comes the fifth stage, the Client Interview. We work with clients and candidates to prepare for the same. We ensure clients have all the necessary information to schedule and prepare. We ensure the same for our candidates.
This consists of important contingencies like criminal background investigations – statewide, federal and international. Credit history review when needed. Social Media screening. Drug screening and testing. Education, certification and employment verification and driving history review to name a few.
Poise began as a recruitment/placement firm and today, our multifaceted Workforce Solutions business continues to evolve and thrive connecting top talent with growing companies. We work exclusively within Big Data, Cloud Computing, UX/Digital/Graphic Design and Web/Mobile Development. Our services are designed for growing companies seeking quality service and a true partnership. We strike the right balance between corporate clients and our consultants as all parties must be respected for a successful engagement.
Balanced as we ensure all parties are fairly represented. This includes the growing companies we are blessed to represent and the stellar talent said clients are asking for. When parties feel respected repeat business follows.
Transparency is how we manage our work cycles, relationships, business dealings and negotiations to name a few. Relatively easy for people to trust when one acts transparently.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the nontraditional workforce includes “multiple job holders, contingent and part-time workers, and people in alternative work arrangements…”
Poise identifies and delivers top talent across your nontraditional workforce needs. We also provide traditional recruiting services for your RFT positions. Lastly, we lead our clients in the right direction around HR / government compliance and risk management.
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According to our sources, approximately ninety percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years which is an amazing consideration but what now?
Business leaders want to know, “What insight and value can we draw from that data?” Companies like Poise will answer these questions and more as Big Data tech so efficiently identifies patterns within data, audio and video on a near real-time basis. Wow!
Sounds exciting doesn’t it…so what about Big Data careers?
Big data jobs aren’t just for tech professionals and IT departments. Big Data Top Talent will come from a multitude of occupations. Big data has been favorably cast as “the new oil” and held up as the economic counterweight to America’s sinking manufacturing sector. Moreover, Big Data solutions promise to answer the imponderables and more.
Big Data needs Top Talent – an estimated 4.4 million of them by 2015 in the IT field alone, according to an oft-cited Gartner Research analysis.
Within the US, a McKinsey & Company report projects a shortfall of between 140,000 and 190,000 “deep analytical” Big Data professionals by 2018 – that is, Data Scientist(s) with highly technical skills in machine learning, statistics, and/or computer science who understand how to crunch huge data sets into something insightful and valuable. Some suggest the Data Scientist occupation is the hottest job to come from IT since the inception of a computer. When you think about the impact “stewards of the proverbial crystal ball” will have, it’s reasonable to assume it could be the hottest job ever!
Big Data…the possibilities are mind-blowing! The same will present a very challenging Job Economy. Retain Poise as your recruitment partner and better manage Big Data employment needs.
UX, Digital and Graphic Design
Design roles come in many shapes and sizes. According to Joe Baz, CEO of above the fold, “A UX designer is responsible for understanding both customer problems and business goals, crafting testable hypotheses, designing the solution and then vetting the solution with customers.” The UX Designer must wear multiple hats; empathizing with users, understanding the system they are working with, and solving problems.
UX and UI are areas within Web Design which focus on how visual components affect brand identity and content accessibility for the user.
Companies like Apple, Samsung, Facebook, and Square have employed a design-centric ethos to separate themselves from competitors. In fact, dmi was able to show the impact of design on the bottom-line. Companies that invested in great design outperformed the S&P 500 by 228%. According to dmi, “utilizing top design talent in hardware, software and service interactions helps companies grow faster through differentiation and better customer experiences.” As a result of this focus on great design, today there are over 150,000 open UX design jobs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job opportunities in the web development field (Web programmers, Web designers, and Webmasters) are expected to increase 13% through 2020. According to Glassdoor, the average UX Design salary nationwide is $90,000. According to SimplyHired, New York tops the list with nearly 18,000 available UX Design jobs, San Francisco following in second with more than 14,000 jobs, and Seattle in third with 5,500+ jobs.
According to analysis by Dashburst, average UX Design salaries in the top 20 metros range from $62,000 and $117,000 but may reach as high as $156,000. An article by Chron lists the top 10 tech cities in the United States, and expands on why these cities take the top slots. According to Dashburst’s Salary Guide, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle are the top 3 cities to live in for UX Designers. If you are a UX designer who can also code, that can give you an additional 5% bump. Consultants earn a premium while needing to avoid downtime between assignments. Speaking of, our average consultant tenure is nearly 4.5 years which beats industry averages by more than 3 years!
As overall demand for designers rises, so too does the demand for graduates of design boot-camps. A recent survey conducted by Course Report found that graduates of coding boot-camps, which help beginners switch careers into design and development, had increased their salaries by 44 % ($55,000 to $85,000). The study found that “some of these graduates had no coding experience, and others had no college degree, before joining these programs.” Hiring managers for tech and design skills care first and foremost that candidates can get the job done, as evidenced by their portfolios. Retain Poise, and grow your Design team with Top Talent.
Web and Mobile Development
Fewer organizations have their employees working on a desktop. More workers are using notebooks coupled to a slew of Web-based enterprise apps.
If the trend is moving away from Desktop-apps and toward Web-apps then having knowledge of Web-based frameworks is both crucial and valuable. Web-professionals are encouraged to familiarize themselves with current Web-based frameworks like ASP, Java or Ruby for example. See our Gymnasium to learn more about what Poise does to help your hosted alternative workforce stay ahead from a learning standpoint.
We’re seeing a rising demand for Software Developers proficient in Java with expertise in innovative development environments such as Scala, Play Framework and Akka. This does not cover an area equally important, more so in some circumstances, Front-end Design. Poise provides industry leading resources per the same.
Was Apple predicting the future when they launched their 2009 campaign, “There’s an App for that?” Predictions for 2015 suggest mobile isn’t going to die down but pick up as more businesses move to create enterprise and consumer facing apps. Bottom line: Tons of opportunity; significant hiring challenges. Retain Poise to help build your Web and/or Mobile development team.
There are 3.9 million jobs in the US affiliated with cloud computing with nearly 350,000 in IT.
Obtaining people with the right cloud computing skills is a challenge. Meanwhile, demand for “cloud-ready” IT workers will grow 26% annually through 2015, with as many as 7 million new cloud-related jobs available worldwide by that time. This, according to a new IDC report (sponsored by Microsoft). IT jobs that require cloud computing skills have an average of only 9 candidates per job opening as of early 2015. Nationally an average job posting for an IT professional with cloud computing expertise is open just 44 days – that shows a strong appetite for cloud computing Top Talent.
The median salary for open IT positions requiring cloud computing expertise is $90,950, with the median salary for those positions that pay over $100,000 a year being $116,950.
Let’s face it. Stop learning + Stop growing = Stop working. Poise Gymnasium benefits our clients and consultant-employees alike as we provide relevant learning for real-world applications. Gymnasium is largely a web-based self-learning tool. We also offer classroom-based training led by real people!