And we refer to IT heaven or destination of choice, we mean on both sides of the outsourcing IT companies and native IT professionals aka programmers and developers. While for most people, Romania is a 2nd world country that plays little to no interest, major tech companies from around the world have seen the hidden gems this country has to offer IT-wise. For instance, the US giant Fitbit’s acquisition of the Romanian Vector Watch company at the beginning of last year comes as a confirmation.
Earlier this year we wrote a blog about Cluj-Napoca being the top IT outsourcing destination in Romania and the reasons we believe this is true. And we received quite positive feedback afterwards, which led us into thinking that a follow up blog would be appreciated by our readers.
While in the beginning it was growing at the same pace as the other main Romanian IT centers from the province, Iaşi and Timişoara, Cluj-Napoca managed to take off and gain a considerable advantage over the past recent years. Now the IT industry in Cluj-Napoca has reached an amplitude that allows it to be considered the main IT business pole after the capital Bucharest, shows The National IT Market Survey conducted by ARIES Transilvania's IT Cluster.
As you may know by now, Cluj-Napoca is the most important IT hub in Romania, considered the capital of Romanian IT. However, except for some figures issued by the Department of Statistics in the Cluj County in 2011, there are little to no IT stats when it comes to the most demanded IT jobs, the IT trends in this sense or the profile of the IT candidates in Cluj-Napoca.
When looking for that right web developer to complete your team, it’s important to take a few things into consideration. And we’re speaking from our 6 years of experience in IT recruitment in Cluj. After all this time we’ve learned that hiring a bad apple in your company is the worst thing that you can do and it comes at a high cost. Especially when we’re talking highly qualified specialists like senior web developers or software engineers on key positions.
The Easter Holidays have just passed and we hope you enjoyed a wonderful time alongside your dear ones. As for us, we’ve returned from the holidays with refreshed and eager to continue on our mission to offer the best IT recruitment services in Cluj-Napoca. Since this is a time of new beginnings, of fresh starts and renewal, we figured it’s time to start a new blog series. And that is a more intimate approach so we can get to know each other better.
In an article recently published in Washington Post, Google revealed that the 8 most important qualities of its top employees, were all soft skills, namely: being a good coach, communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, having empathy, being supportive, critical thinking and making connection across complex ideas. Shockingly for everyone, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) came dead last on the 8th spot.
Modern workforce is going through a dramatic transformation, due to the rapid technological advancements we have seen over the past decades. Coupled with the changes in the human consciousness, namely beliefs, values and ideas, the workforce today is a whole new society with different needs and wants.
The IT industry is rapidly-changing given the technological advancements it brings. These changes reflect not only on the technologies used, but also on the needs and expectations of the IT employees. In this regard, we figured it was high time we talked to you about the most important employment trends in IT in 2018. Let’s begin!