NEW YORK, New York - July 9, 2020 / PRNewswire / DHI Group, Inc. (DHX) - Dice and IDG Communications, Inc. today announce the launch of a global series of virtual tech recruitment events to support both tech professionals and organizations as they look to advance by utilizing technology in a post-coronavirus world. This exclusive global partnership will unite IDG’s award winning content/brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World) and robust virtual events with Dice, the leading career hub for technologists.
In the 2020 CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities, IT leaders shared that lack of staff (46%) and skillset (42%) were top challenges for implementing new technologies. To support the career development needs of IT practitioners, this series will unite recruiters and technologists in a content rich environment while also supporting businesses’ needs to fill critical open tech positions in every major worldwide market.
Dice will utilize its longstanding expertise in tech recruitment alongside its proprietary AI-powered TalentSearch™ technology to elevate the IDG / Dice Global Virtual Tech Recruitment events. The IDG / Dice series will launch in October 2020 in conjunction with IDG’s CIO 100 Symposium & Awards virtual event.
“At IDG we are focused on providing quality content, experience and engagement to build deep relationships with the technology community and to help make the world a better place by enabling the right use of technology,” said Kumaran Ramanathan, President, IDG Communications, Inc. “I am excited to align with Dice on this series because of their commitment to the technology marketplace and our shared focus for helping advance technology through career development in a safe and independent environment.”
Rapidly Changing State of the IT Recruitment Industry
While Q1 2020 tech job postings saw a significant spike vs prior year, the end of the quarter requires a more nuanced view in order to measure the impact COVID-19, according to the Dice Q1 Tech Job Report, Issue 2. At a high level, the tech industry is more insulated from COVID-19 business disruptions than other industries – such as manufacturing, hospitality, and tourism – as businesses leverage tech professionals’ skillsets to keep operations running as usual, or to help pivot their strategy in order to better meet demands such as expanded e-commerce and network security.
As working from home and cybercrime grows amidst COVID-19, so has the need to hire skilled technologists with security experience. Organizations are responding by prioritizing critical tech roles, including cybersecurity engineers to combat cyber threats. Additionally, job postings for system engineers are also on the rise as companies increase focus on maintaining their network and computer infrastructure to accommodate a dispersed workforce.
“I can’t think of a better time for this partnership as employers lean on tech talent to keep critical projects moving while technologists look for new ways to advance their careers,” commented Art Zeile, President & CEO of DHI Group, Inc., parent company to Dice. “We look forward to growing Dice’s ability to connect employers with skilled technologists and through the virtual nature of the events expand our reach to help tech professionals globally learn, grow and find career opportunities they love.”
Organizations and professionals looking join this conversation and align their company with IDG’s trusted brands alongside Dice:
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About IDG Communications, Inc.
IDG Communications connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. We are the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, CSO®, InfoWorld®, Macworld®, Network World®, and PCWorld® engage a quality audience of the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape.
Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients’ success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers’ global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers quality results.
Dice is a leading tech career hub connecting employers with skilled technology professionals and providing tech professionals with career opportunities, data, insights and advice. Established in 1990, Dice began as one of the first career sites and today provides a comprehensive suite of recruiting solutions, empowering companies and recruiters to make informed hiring decisions. Dice serves multiple markets throughout North America. Dice is a DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE:DHX) brand.
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About DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc (NYSE: DHX) is a provider of software products, online tools and services to deliver career marketplaces to candidates and employers globally. DHI's three brands --Dice, ClearanceJobs and eFinancialCareers — enable recruiters and hiring managers to efficiently search, match and connect with highly skilled technologists in specialized fields, particularly technology, those with active government security clearances and in financial services. Professionals find ideal employment opportunities, relevant job advice and personalized data to best manage their whole technologist life. For nearly 30 years, we have leveraged the latest technology to foster career connections in multiple markets including North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. Find out more at www.dhigroupinc.com.