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If you have recently participated in watching the swimming events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, you may find yourself in awe of how incredibly competitive it is.  After all, it’s the Olympics and the best athletes in the world have earned their way. To get there, each athlete had to go… Read more »

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In today’s competitive environment there is never a 100% guarantee of job security.  There are a number of factors outside your control that can lead to a job loss like budget cuts, company buyouts or a shift in organizational focus. However, if your company is in a stable position, there are some things you can… Read more »

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The IT skills gap is very real, and very vexing to hiring managers across the country. Despite an unemployment rate of seven percent, the unemployment rate in technology hovers right around three percent.  When IT positions go unfilled, or when they are filled with the wrong people, the effects are felt across the organization. According… Read more »

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Princeton, NJ (August 4, 2016) — Talon Professional Services, a premier national provider of professional IT staffing and services, was certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Talon Professional Services earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can… Read more »

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Many IT professionals are choosing to explore their options when it comes to consulting.  These engagements allow consultants exposure to a variety of business environments and require the use of various skill sets; options that are not available in a full-time corporate position.  The switch is exciting, but it can be a challenge. Follow this… Read more »

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IT Contractors have become the new normal, and with on-demand services like Uber on the rise, contractors have gotten a lot of ink in the press lately. However, technology firms have been leading the charge when it comes to contract labor. In fact, it might surprise you to learn that Microsoft employs nearly two-thirds as… Read more »

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As a technology professional, you know that demand for your skills and corresponding salaries have shot upward over the last several years. Employers are scrambling to fill their teams with the best and brightest who will keep their systems running smoothly, deliver new products and services, and keep them on the forefront of innovation. According… Read more »

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CIOs have earned a seat at the table now that technology has moved away from a utility function to a driver of business goals. However, technology is always changing and innovations like shadow IT are threatening shift the tide back again. Now that companies can use an almost endless number third-party technologies to get the… Read more »

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Coding boot camps are the hot new trend in the IT field. Students enroll in compacted programs, 8-12 weeks full time and 16-24 week part time, and they emerge with the skills to tackle entry-level coding.  If your non-coding technical employees want to invest in a boot camp, is it worth the time, effort and… Read more »

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Princeton, NJ (June 22, 2016) – Talon Professional Services, a premier national provider of professional IT staffing and services, recently opened their newest office in Jersey City, NJ. Located in Jersey City’s prestigious downtown waterfront area, One Evertrust Plaza is a beautifully landscaped 314,503 square feet 17 story office high rise with magnificent views of… Read more »