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The battle for engineering talent in the Seattle market

Seattle is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, with top tech companies moving up the coast from Silicon Valley to take advantage of the region’s deep talent pool. The battle for engineering talent continues to heat up in the area. Software engineers - especially in the areas of AI, machine learning and data sciences - are highly sought after, ...

How to Hire the Right Person for the Job: Going Beyond Just Qualifications

Did you know, three in four employers say they’ve hired the wrong person for a position? Can you afford to hire the wrong person for a vacant role? Hiring the right person for the right job can be extremely challenging. You never truly know how someone will perform in a role until you’ve seen them in action. Yes, qualifications matter, past experience...

Don't fear (re)evaluating your business processes

In any business, having a consistent and repeatable process is the foundation of success. Amaxra routinely works with global high-tech companies such as Microsoft, HP, and T-Mobile where our award-winning consultants are known for: Their ability to quickly adapt to the existing processes that help to ensure the products and services those compa...

We need to talk about what to do when someone quits

While it is not the most positive topic to discuss, the hard truth of any organization is that employees leave. Entrepreneurs, managers, and even leaders in non-profit groups must prepare for this eventuality. Whenever an employee leaves, the right thing to do is to wish them well–but also have a plan for what happens to their corporate online use...

Why smart business leaders outsource finding talent

For entrepreneurs just starting out, finding a new employee can be as simple as a handshake between two roommates. But that hiring model doesn't scale beyond close friends or relatives. Ignoring the fact that handshake agreements don't equate to regulatory compliance, the tactical work of hiring employees takes away from your time as the strategic...

How to Use Virtual Reality in Your Company's Marketing

For most people, the term virtual reality (VR) is most often used in the context of consumer-oriented fun such as video games. However, VR offers businesses an entirely new way of communicating and interacting with customers. In the next few years, VR will grow from a niche industry of shooting virtual zombies to a commonly-used businesses tool en...

Yes, A.I. really can help you recruit new employees

Twenty-five years ago, using robots to hire employees seemed like a dream that only the Jetsons could imagine. Ten years ago, it was a distant possibility. Today, artificial intelligence in HR, especially recruiting and onboarding is a reality, if not a necessity. By eliminating these tasks, artificial intelligence in the workplace is saving you tim...

Why Azure Cosmos skills are in high demand right now

For at least the past five years, technology companies and analysts have posited that "data is the new oil." This means data is the key resource that drives our information-centric economy. This is an apt analogy for one big reason: Data is an extremely valuable resource for companies, but just like oil, the issue is that someone must dig to find ...

3 tips to get useful post-job interview feedback

If you're a consultant, then it's a given that you're always on the lookout for your next gig. While there are plenty of online resources to help prepare you for the big interview, what often gets lost is what to do when you don't get hired. Obviously, nobody wants to be rejected, but there are often teachable moments that you can find and use dur...

What to expect when you're hired as a consultant

The consulting world can be confusing to novices. It is easy to get lost in the initial chaos and constant change when you take on a new job at a consulting firm. Amaxra offers these proven tips for new consultants to put you down the path of success: Provide Visibility During Your Onboarding Process As a consultant, there is a responsibility to be av...

Seeing how Millennials are changing the workplace will inspire you

Out with the old and in with the new. It is a common phrase and, when it comes to the workplace, it has never been more appropriate. In recent years, a change in workplace culture have occurred around the world. The reason? Millennials. Young workers entering the job market are shaking things up, calling for a reform of the old ways and a reevalua...

What my internship taught me about corporate leadership

This summer Amaxra was excited to include two college student interns to be part of the internal Amaxra team where they work, learn, and inspire new ideas within our business. This year, Pranav Vasudha joined our Cloud Solutions team as an Intern. Pranav is soon to be a sophomore, intending to study computer science at Purdue University. Pr...

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