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What Every Employer Keeps Doing Wrong

by | Jun 29, 2022 | Exelaration

Businesses spend lots of money upgrading technology, streamlining their operations, and making the workplace great. Over decades, these investments have radically improved these areas to the point they’re unrecognizable from the...

Exelaration’s Big Changes, Explained by CEO Steve Cooper

by | Jun 14, 2022 | Exelaration

What if your favorite restaurant changed their menu? We’re not a restaurant, but we recently struck fear into our stakeholders’ hearts because of some changes we’re making to our award-winning Exelaration...

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Developers

by | Jan 24, 2022 | Digital Service Delivery

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the tech industry (among many others) has had to grapple with the changing landscape of remote work. With a new variant making its unwanted...

Why Your Developers Are Leaving

by | Sep 09, 2021 | Exelaration

“Big Chief’s gotta move on.” This is a family saying in our house, and we don’t really know why. When it’s time to leave or switch activities, we use this phrase...

The ELITE Grant’s Impact on Region 2 Employers

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Exelaration

The Experiential Learning in Tech Employment (ELITE) Grant has launched as Virginia’s first ever work-based learning grant for mentored software developers. These two inaugural projects engage student engineers from Virginia Tech...

Does Your Team Have a Ban on Learning?

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Exelaration

The quote landed with a thud. “On our project, we don’t want anyone learning on the job.” Someone said this to me in a meeting, and I couldn’t get it out...

Bogus or Real? Top Reasons Companies Say They Don’t Have a Thriving Internship Program

by | Nov 16, 2020 | Internships

Debunking fake news is everyone’s favorite 2020 hobby. Today’s fake news? The top three reasons we hear from companies for why they don’t have a thriving, year-round IT internship program: 1)...

A Most Opportune Moment: Whose Careers Are Damaged Most by Remote Work?

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Exelaration

I was 22 years old and my stomach churned as I approached the Arthur Andersen Consulting headquarters in Washington, DC, on a steamy June morning. I was reporting for work on...

Are You Asking Your Technical Recruits the Right Questions?

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Exelaration

One of easiest missteps when recruiting a for a position like software developer is being overly focused on ensuring the “minimum required skills” parameters of the position are met and losing...

The Biggest Problem with the Tech Talent Pipeline (and How to Fix It)

by | Feb 19, 2020 | Exelaration

The biggest crisis in the tech world today has been well-documented, and it’s even larger than you think. The tech talent shortage is growing exponentially as the demand for experienced technologists...

Must-Have Skills Tech Students Need Before Graduating

by | Feb 03, 2020 | Exelaration

How do you deliver professional, high quality, easy-to-maintain code to your customers and clients if your team doesn’t even know what professional, high quality, easy-to-maintain code really means? You don’t! It’s...

Seven Tips for Getting Hired in the Tech Industry

by | Jan 22, 2020 | Exelaration

Technology is always changing, and will always be booming. That’s because it represents whatever’s new. Across all tech areas and geographies, the world needs more tech workers, so it’s a great...

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