Tag: Recruiting

  • Recap: 2022 Develop.idaho Conference

    Recap: 2022 Develop.idaho Conference

    By Sharon Fisher | March 8, 2022 ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ and ‘designing for delight’: the 2022 develop.idaho conference by Sharon Fisher Watch the Conference on the ITC YouTube Channel  Now in its 11th year, the develop.idaho conference from the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) is usually thought of as referring to software development. But this year’s hybrid conference seemed focused on development in a larger sense – the development of Idaho startups, the Idaho tech ecosystem, and even the development of individual Idaho entrepreneurs as people themselves. ITC CEO and founder Jay Larsen started out the conference by

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  • The New Normal of Idaho Tech Recruiting

    The New Normal of Idaho Tech Recruiting

    By Sharon Fisher | March 1, 2022 Between the Great Resignation, the work-from-anywhere world brought to us by COVID-19, the housing bubble, and the booming economy, Idaho companies are facing sticker shock when it comes to hiring new employees. COVID put a damper on hiring, but that’s over, said Allison Bruce, partner and vice president of marketing for TalentSpark, a Boise-based recruiting agency, with businesses continuing to grow and employees leaving or retiring. So now there’s a hiring backlog. “We have had more job requests from companies in December and January for software engineers than we had in the 18

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