Top Takeaways from the 2017 TechServe Alliance Conference

The annual TechServe Alliance Conference is a treasure trove of insight from top industry leaders in the IT staffing space and was attended by about 500 staffing executives from across the country. For MDI Group, TechServe Alliance is a powerful resource to help us invest in our team, from a sales perspective and an internal hiring perspective, and also for gaining industry knowledge. This year, Brian Knapp, Chief Administrative Officer at MDI, flew out to Arizona to spend time with industry leaders and discover what insights he could bring back to MDI.

December 4th, 2017|Categories: MDI News + PR, Trends|

MDI Group Empowers Saleswomen with Inaugural Golf Clinic Event

Once upon a time, golf was known as man’s game. Though that perception has gently shifted over the years, it doesn’t change the fact that many women are apprehensive about getting on the golf course. At MDI Group, there are plans to change that. […]

November 20th, 2017|Categories: MDI Group Golf, Trends|Tags: |

The Impact of the IT Talent Shortage on Every Industry

There are few professions more ubiquitous to every industry than those in information technology. From healthcare to finance, manufacturing to the IT sector itself, the demand for technical talent is ever-growing. An accelerated pace of innovation in areas like mobility, big data, application development and cybersecurity is impacting every company, no matter their service or product. To remain competitive, compliant, and efficient, companies require IT talent that can take them to the next level. However, those professionals are in scarce supply. […]

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Trends|

Top 5 Retention Strategies for Your IT Workforce

Permanent IT employees are becoming increasingly confident in the state of the job market, quitting their current jobs to explore new opportunities at a rate 48% higher than the 10-year average. It’s a startling statistic for organizations whose permanent IT workforce is vital to their operations and business strategy. This movement of talent is made worse by a lack of loyalty in the growing Millennial generation; PWC reports that just 18% of them expect to stay with their current company for the long term. […]

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Trends|

How Soaring Demand Impacts Your Search for IT Talent

If you think it’s difficult to hire IT talent now, fast forward to 2024, when CompTIA predicts there will be 1.8 million unfilled IT jobs across the nation. But amidst soaring demand, the struggle to fill jobs has already begun. Consider these three eye-opening statistics about the current state of IT hiring: […]

September 19th, 2017|Categories: Trends|

The Perils of a Slow Hiring Process in the IT Market

2017 has so far proved to be notorious for drawn out hiring processes and subsequently frustrated candidates. Cross-industry data put the average time-to-hire at about 4 weeks, and in our experience, it’s not uncommon to see that number lengthen even more in the IT sector. […]

August 14th, 2017|Categories: Trends|

2017 Hiring Trends in Cybersecurity

It’s no secret that cybersecurity is the single largest challenge facing CIOs and tech leaders in 2017. With mass digitalization, exponential increases in big data volume, the growing popularity of the Internet of Things, and increasingly complex applications, security must not be an afterthought or a retrospective update. Across the nation, companies are scrambling to find top talent to secure their data and infrastructure, but finding the right professionals is problematic. Below, we explore several 2017 hiring trends in cybersecurity, with the hope that this insight will assist your search. […]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: Trends|

The Most Important Tech Skills of 2017

According to a survey of 500 IT professionals, 69 percent of tech pros search for new jobs because they want to advance their tech skills. This is an enlightening statistic, implying that organizations who are recruiting top tech talent should focus on selling the opportunity to learn new languages or tools, work with cutting edge technologies or collaborate on unique technical projects. […]

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Trends|

5 Favorite Cities for Tech Jobs

Regardless of where you call home, the tech industry remains a strong field in which to build a career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics pegs tech unemployment at just 2.9% nationwide, compared to the overall national rate of 4.7%. If you’re an IT professional, it’s likely your skills are in high demand. Organizations face increasing competition amidst swelling demand and rising salaries, especially as technology leaders focus on projects and initiatives in cybersecurity, big data, mobile and enterprise digitalization. […]

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth, Greenville, Phoenix, Trends|

What Are Tech Leaders Focused on in 2017?

As organizations continue to see mass digitization of the workplace, aligning IT with business objectives has never been more important. Across industries, tech leaders are increasingly taking the role of a collaborative business partner, rather than the more straightforward position of help desk and IT services provider. In the rapidly evolving world of technology, this shift in leadership focus changes how tech leaders approach the most prominent issues facing their departments. Below we explore the trends that tech leaders are focused on in 2017. […]

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Trends|