A&A Search offers highlights of the most read articles on their website from 2015. The articles represent significant developments and trends for 2015 and the issues faced by the business, finance, and information technology in 2015.
In January, A&A Search reported on technology developments and a highly competitive retail banking sector. While retail banks seem unsure whether to close less crucial branch locations and focus on the mobile consumer, treasury professionals are demanding big data applications with mobile architecture and cloud technology. A survey revealed that 50 percent of treasury respondents would switch banks if doing so provided access to superior technology. Many still rely on Microsoft Excel and in-house software for financial analysis and predictions. With respect to the retail industry, the article predicted more prevalent touchscreen technology and smart, high-tech ATMS better suited to the customer experience. Fees for online banking channels and services were expected to expand for 2016. Bank staffing is predicted to change toward a universal model, whereby staff can manage a multitude of clients and services using new technology tools and central databases.
Our March article reflects the extent of employee mobility. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, on average, a worker changes jobs every four years. This article offered advice to employees as to how to resign in a way that maintains important contacts and exploits rather than diminishes achievements. Suggestions included helping your employer to find a replacement and training the new candidate before you leave. Ensuring that all your work is completed and that any projects handed over are accompanied by pertinent data and instructions clearly laid out for the incumbent. Securing references and relationships before you leave a company can solidify your network, and it is important to keep in touch with industry contacts.
Another most viewed blog listed ways to source and hire expert developers. This rare breed can be difficult to find and demand high salaries from the competitive market. However, smaller companies can use marketing shrewdness to emphasize their dynamic characteristics and lack of bureaucracy to attract talent. The article recommends social media activity on sites frequented by coders, such as offering coding competitions and advertising jobs. Videos can be uploaded to YouTube that show other programmers at work so that potential applicants can envision their potential role. Use employee referrals and ensure best practices in hiring processes that include appropriate interview techniques.
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