The Financial Services Industry’s Unique Barriers to Digital Modernization 

In the news last week: 73% of financial services executives have experienced a digital talent shortage since 2020. The impact? Only 15% of those surveyed by RGP have successfully completed critical, data-intensive projects since that time.  What does this mean for financial services companies? For many, it means an urgent need to make up for… Read More »

Smoothstack Partners with Databricks to Drive Business Value with the Lakehouse Platform 

McLean, VA — September 26, 2023 Smoothstack, an IT services and solutions company with a unique ability to create net-new technology talent at scale via their Hire-Train-Deploy offering, today announced they have partnered with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying data and artificial intelligence (AI).      As a Databricks… Read More »

Solving the IT Talent Shortage with Soft Skills: The Non-Technical Markers of Future Top Performers

Not even inflation and recession worries can knock digital modernization off the corporate agenda. According to EY research, 94% of companies are investing in technology over the next year, even as our economy remains uncertain.   Holding many of them back, however, is a talent shortage complicated by a few different factors.  Tech growth is exponential.… Read More »

Smoothstack joins the RiseUp with ServiceNow global program to help close the IT skills gap and fuel tech employment equity 

McLean, VA — September 14, 2023 Smoothstack today announced it has joined the RiseUp with ServiceNow global program to help skill and train individuals in the ServiceNow ecosystem, preparing them for in-demand jobs in technology. The partnership will provide organizations with the talent needed to navigate the era of digital business while expanding career opportunities… Read More »

The World of Work Has Changed — and IT Hiring Must Keep Up

IT hiring trends continue to evolve as the business world itself does. And, today, seemingly every corner of it is changing fast. Read the full article here. This article was first seen on the Staffing Stream. The Staffing Stream is SIA’s guest blog.Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions.… Read More »

Bridging the Divide: Strategies to Close the Digital Skills Gap

Methods to Mitigate the Tech Skills Gap In today’s digitally-driven economy, technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace. For a business to successfully navigate this landscape of constant innovation, they need to have a workforce that is skilled in the latest technologies. Unfortunately, there’s a significant mismatch between the demand for specific technical skills and… Read More »

Skills Over Education: The Future of Tech Hiring

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Despite rising inflation and talk of a recession, there remains considerable demand for tech workers. The Great Resignation is impacting the world of tech hiring, as a growing number of tech staff are trading in their current jobs for better opportunities – creating a persistent turnover crisis. According to a Gartner survey, only 29% of… Read More »

5 Ways to Ace Your Tech Job Interview

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So you got yourself that tech job interview you’ve been seeking? Congratulations! However, in the ever increasingly competitive tech industry, how can you differentiate yourself from all the other fresh tech grads and coding bootcamp finishers? This is crucial as the unemployment rate among tech workers bumped up from 1.7% in July 2022 to 2.3%… Read More »

Entry-Level Tech Jobs: 8 Tips for Landing that All-Important First Position

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As technology becomes more crucial in business operations, the demand for IT professionals is expected to grow steadily. Despite layoffs and economic uncertainties, the next few years should see a positive employment outlook for the tech workforce as organizations embrace new technologies and need qualified people to fill emerging IT positions. At the beginning of… Read More »