The year 2022 continued the high quit rates that the United States started seeing in the so-called Great Resignation of 2021. Dissatisfied, many employees simply had enough and left for better, higher-paying jobs elsewhere. Although many workers had been scrambling to get any job available when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, people have started looking at employment in a whole new light. Now they’re more interested in getting both a job they love that also pays well.
IdeaFunding has played a significant role in the entrepreneurial landscape for 25 years and is Southern Arizona’s largest and longest entrepreneurial conference and pitch competition. Over the past two months, early-stage startup companies from all over Arizona have participated in several rounds of company pitch presentations at IdeaFunding, which is part of the TENWEST Festival co-led by Startup Tucson and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI).
To help you hire the best developers for your tech startup, we asked tech hiring managers, recruiters, and tech business leaders this question for their best insights. From understanding the need and talent required to ensuring they can collaborate across all departments, there are several tips that would guide you in adopting best practices in hiring developers that are just right for your tech startup. Here are 14 tips these leaders followed in hiring developers for their tech startups!
GitKraken, the world’s leader in premier Git tools for software developers, has just announced that it will launch a free Git certification at the organization’s GitKon tech conference this month.
GitKon is a unique, virtual conference taking place on October 11-13, 2022. Last year’s inaugural event attracted more than 4,000 global registrants. This year’s conference will feature 36 sessions from 39 expert speakers from notable tech companies like GitHub, GitLab, Microsoft and VS Code, Atlassian, Amazon, and more.
Imagine a different sort of America. Imagine that by 2030, homes, businesses and communities will be powered by more options for clean energy. This is no longer just a pipe dream but a reality, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) recently brought to life with the signature of President Joe Biden. And let’s not forget Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose pivotal vote helped get the measure across the goal line.
CyberCatch jointly announced with the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), a strategic partnership to enable Arizona’s small businesses to quickly and easily implement necessary cyber security controls for digital success. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 590,000 small businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees) in Arizona, and these businesses employ nearly 43.5% of the state’s private workforce.
Growing Arizona technology companies can now get big business health benefits thanks to the partnership between Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC). This partnership provides exclusive insurance plans available only to AZTC members. The AZTC association health plan (AHP) is for startups, smaller businesses and growing companies who want to focus on what they do best – expanding their mission.
Besides the AZTC resources, what is one way you can stay up to date with tech industry trends and innovations? To some, it seems like only yesterday that Apple launched its iPod Nano and Netflix only offered DVDs. The world marches ever onward, however, and no other industry feels like it’s going to leave you in the dust quite like the tech world. How is one supposed to keep pace with the latest demands and developments?
Burned-out leaders leading burned-out employees. Sound familiar? It’s estimated that 66% to 72% of leaders feel burned out. That’s significant and may be no surprise to you. In the past 24 months, leaders have had to grapple with significant disruption in their personal and professional lives while often being expected to put the well-being of others – specifically their family and employees – first.
Tech Launch Arizona, FORGE, and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) have partnered to launch the University of Arizona Venture Mentoring Service (UAZVMS). Through the program, entrepreneurs connected with the University of Arizona launching a new venture can get free mentorship from experienced, trained, vetted mentors to help them develop successful startup strategies. Mentors engaged in the program are selected based on their ability to provide advice to startups on the multiple issues and challenges that startups face, such as business planning, marketing, intellectual property strategy, raising funds, and human resources.