Looking for GREAT tech person right now.
Someone that loves business AND developing the software to enable the business to function.
We did post this position a couple months back but didn't receive as big of a response as now. Seems like more people are "available" right now and are looking for a long-term stable job (at least for the next 1-2 years?)
I think at that time we didn't rush to hire a full-time tech person because I didn't want to settle for the best of the worse. Some people that we did like wasn't available at the time so timing also matters.
We have received quite a few responses within the first 2-3 days of the posting on T-Net and Techvibes and hopefully we'll fill the position by the end of this month and cut back our reliance on contractors - building our own systems, we do want someone who follows the growth and development of the system through its various versions...so they know what we have tried in the past, or how it was programmed in the past, to know what to avoid and what to continue building in the next versions.
I was just reading my advisor's article in the employment paper and realized that it's better to leave a position empty than to fill it in a hurry - it costs a lot (if not money, then time) to train a new hire and to build a working relationship, etc. It seems like other companies are also being very careful with their hiring process as well - taking longer than usual to screen candidates and also to make the hiring decision.
In my opinion, I just don't want to waste the new hire's time if I know that they're not the "best" fit for the company.