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Gaming the System

Posted by Joel Capperella

By understanding the unique psyche of game developers and designers, studios and publishers can attract the world-class talent needed to create blockbuster titles.

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Game Devas: Inside The Minds Of Female Game Devs

Posted by Joel Capperella

Nearly half of gamers today are women, and women over 18 play more games than boys under 17. But they’re not just playing the games; they’re building them, and in doing so, leading the charge in creating memorable user experiences, highly engaging mobile gaming, and blockbuster console games.

With the growing influence of women in gaming, we thought it would be interesting to talk to two women that are making it happen in the industry today. We call them “game devas.”

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Evaluating Game Development Job Posting Metrics

Posted by Joel Capperella

Successful recruiting in any industry requires a strategic approach that helps a company connect to the skilled professionals that are critical to the company’s success. While social media recruiting strategies help accomplish this, they are still maturing. Most social recruitment today is used to augment what has been a keystone in recruiting for years; the job post. 

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Temporary Jobs In Technical Fields See Biggest Wage Hike Since 2008

Posted by Joel Capperella

The average wages for temporary jobs in technical fields rose by approximately 4.4 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, reaching an average of $32.50 per hour, according to the Yoh Index of Technology Wages. This represents the most significant rise in six years.

The growth appears to have been fueled by a jump in demand and corresponding wages for engineering professionals in the commercial aviation industry. The rise might have extended further, but declining volumes and wages for technically related temporary positions in the federal government remained flat or declined, possibly due to the impact of the budget sequestration.

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