The Emerging Creative Executive: CIOs and CMOs Leading the Charge

Posted by Tom Hart on Jun 2, 2016 1:30:00 PM

In speaking with executives at market-leading organizations, we consistently hear about the heightened focus being placed on design-oriented thinking as it applies to the customer experience. One such executive at a major financial services firm recently told me, “You’re only as good as your best app.” This sentiment is further backed up by data that includes a recent study by the Design Management Institute (DMI) telling us that “design-driven companies outperform the S&P by 228 percent over ten years.” These facts have driven many companies to jump on the “creative bandwagon.”

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Calling all SDETs! Join us for a MoCo SDET Meetup!

Posted by Samantha Uslan on May 31, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Are you a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) or a passionate developer interested in becoming one? If so, we encourage you to check out our MoCo SDET Meetup Group that hosts events in Maryland for those who are interested in building state-of-the-art test automation frameworks. The group, as well as the MoCo SDET Group out on LinkedIn, is all about building awareness around the importance of SDET for organizations in order to help them leverage agile environments and to develop strong applications and testing processes.

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How to Evaluate and Select a Job Recruiter

Posted by Matt Gleckman on May 23, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Ah, the job search – it can be exciting, stressful and agonizing all at the same time. In some cases, we find that some candidates are looking to move up to a higher level position but can’t necessarily get there in their current company whereas some are seeking a transition to a new career. And others are looking to move on from a role and/or organization that is not a great fit for them. Regardless of the impetus for your job search, one thing is clear: a job search is a “job” in and of itself!

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Join us at the ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting

Posted by Lindsay Belcher on May 16, 2016 3:30:00 PM

The Eliassen Group Biometrics and Data Solutions team will be attending the upcoming  International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting from May 21-25 in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s event is, “Value, Affordability, and Patient Centeredness: Can We Have it All?” Sessions will include:

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Entrepreneurialism as a Corporate Imperative

Posted by David MacKeen on May 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM

In a recent CIO Magazine article entitled, Why big companies need to become more entrepreneurial to survive, the author discusses the corporate imperative to create internal innovation capabilities. Clearly, this topic is nothing new; there is always a great deal of discussion surrounding the need to constantly innovate at all levels of the organization. It’s also why leaders like Ernst & Young celebrate entrepreneurialism across all industries via awards like EY Entrepreneur of the Year. I am thrilled to be named a semifinalist for 2016 and very excited that Eliassen Group has been recognized for its achievements.

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Strategies for Recruiting a Multi-Generational Workforce, Part 2

Posted by John Segalla on May 6, 2016 11:30:00 AM

It’s no secret the war for talent has reached new heights of competition as companies in all industries and phases of growth vie for the attention of Millennials as well as experienced professionals.

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Join us at PharmaSUG 2016

Posted by Janine DelVecchio on Apr 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Eliassen Group Biometrics and Data Solutions team will be attending the upcoming PharmaSUG U.S. Conference from May 8th – 11th in Denver, CO. With a mission of providing a forum for the exchange of information and new ideas surrounding the clinical research, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, PharmaSUG offers an excellent opportunity to network and explore key topics of interest, including:

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Career Opportunity: Become a Technical Recruiter

Posted by Alison Guillaume on Apr 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Our clients and IT consultants know us as a premier tech staffing company with knowledgeable recruiters and an outstanding Consultant Advocate Program. But if you hadn’t noticed, there are no college or university programs surrounding the recruiting industry. Thus, it’s incumbent upon Eliassen Group to identify candidates who have strong potential for growth and leadership who are interested in the field of recruiting and then to provide them with a world-class training program that not only prepares them to become recruiters but also helps them to explore opportunities in sales and business development.

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(Not Your Grandmother's) Job Interview Tips for Recent College Grads

Posted by Alison Guillaume on Apr 6, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Congratulations on landing the interview! It’s a great feeling to know you got the attention of that prospective employer. So, what are you going to do to make sure your skills and talent shine through? You’ve got some work to do – and that needs to happen before, during and after the job interview!

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How to Write Killer IT Job Postings

Posted by Eliassen Group on Mar 30, 2016 2:00:00 PM

IT Job seekers look at hundreds of career postings during their job search.  Because of this they don’t spend much time looking at a particular posting to determine if the position is right for them or not.  According to research done by TheLadders, job seekers spend an average of 49.7 seconds before deciding a job isn’t right for them, and an average of 76.7 seconds if they feel the job is something they are interested in.

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How to Win the War for Tech Talent

Posted by Tom Hart on Mar 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM

In a recent article in the Boston Globe, The war for tech talent escalates, Globe Correspondent John Dodge describes the competition for tech talent in Massachusetts as “fierce.” He goes on to say that, “Tech executives describe the hiring environment as brutal – worse even than the dot-com boom in the late 1990s – and a threat to their ability to expand, develop new technologies and keep growing.”

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How to Get the Most Out of College Career Fairs

Posted by Alison Guillaume on Mar 2, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Congratulations! You’ve made it to your last semester of college. You’ve gotten through the exams, projects and internships and now you’re ready to go out and take on the world, right? You’re likely about to enter that next phase – finding the right career opportunity.

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How to Use GitHub to Market Yourself & Find the Right Job

Posted by Kurt Brokhoff on Feb 25, 2016 10:30:00 PM

As a tech professional these days, your skills are in high demand. You likely get inbound inquiries about open positions on a regular basis, especially if you’re a software developer with the latest skills in technologies like Ember.js, AngularJS, and React. This is an awesome problem to have, right?

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The Growing Trend in Cybersecurity Equals Job Opportunties

Posted by Eliassen Group on Feb 9, 2016 1:30:00 PM

The new must have IT skill set is cybersecurity. IT professionals know that technology is always changing and improving. Keeping up with the trends can lead you to better jobs and higher salaries. IT professionals must adapt with the trends to determine what skills they need to get the best job and career opportunity available.

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Beyond the Portfolio: How to Hire Great UX & UI Designers

Posted by Kurt Brokhoff on Feb 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Ah, that amazing portfolio filled with incredible designs and graphics…in the world of tech recruiting, it’s pretty exciting to land on a designer who has incredible talent and a gorgeous visual portfolio. But while shiny, creative portfolios are fantastic to look at and can certainly provide insights into design style, many companies are blinded by this creativity when evaluating potential UX and UI Designers.

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