IT Hiring: Does a Software Developer Have To Go to College?

A group of college graduates take a selfie, illustrating the decision in IT hiring to look for a college graduate as a software developer.

IT hiring has become even more challenging with the current labor shortage. With the rising cost of traditional four-year university education, more and more people are turning to self-education to learn the skills they need for their desired careers. This is especially true in software development, where a college degree is not always necessary to […]

Retention Rate: 10 Ways to Increase Loyalty Among Software Developers

Group of developers in huddle, grasping hands, at a company with a high retention rate.

In a world where keeping talented employees is becoming increasingly difficult, you must do everything in your power to increase loyalty. According to recent studies, employee retention rates have declined for the past few years, especially for IT teams and software developers. High turnover affects the bottom line. As a result, businesses are losing out […]

How to Make Employees Happy, Productive, and Want to Stick Around

How do you make your employees happy and productive? And what causes them to actually want to stay with your company? It is easier said than done. Some people think employee happiness is overrated (do you?). “Being happy at work isn’t just good for the employees. It’s good for the company, too. After all, a […]

10 Criteria to Evaluate an Offshore Software Vendor

Are you looking into going offshore for some of your development needs? Having trouble figuring out which kind of vendor is the right fit, or afraid that you’ll be jaded by a bad choice? Here are ten criteria to evaluate an offshore vendor to see if they’re a good fit for you and your company. 1. Hiring Process […]

Road Safety & First Aid Seminar

Every 4 minutes, one death is reported on the streets of India. India holds the highest number of deaths due to road accidents. Tamil Nadu (the state our office is located in) tops the list with 16,175 deaths in 67,757 accidents. The crucial time between the accident and getting the victim medical attention can often […]

News Digest – HR Quick Reads

Can Nadella remake Microsoft under his new manifesto? Recently, Satya Nadella posted a memo to the entire staff of Microsoft in which he laid out the mission for the company in the years ahead. As Microsoft changes ownership and changes their operations, they have to reinvent themselves in some respects to keep up with the […]

EC Health Outreach (ECHO)

Not all people in India can access the healthcare they need. Urban areas have claimed 75% health infrastructure resources, but only 27% of India’s population lives in cities. The other 716 million of India’s people live in rural communities, where they suffer from a chronic lack of medical facilities. (Stats provided by the United Nations) […]

Blood Donation

Every year India requires about 40 million units of blood, out of which only a meager four million are available. To bridge this gap, EC Group, along with Cross Blood Foundation, conducts a Blood Donation camp for the Government Children’s Hospital during summer when the shortage of blood is acute. Volunteers both from EC group […]

Parenting Seminar

Women in urban India are becoming increasingly career oriented. Due to work pressure and long hours spent at the office, many parents do not spend quality or quantity time with their children. Children without sufficient parental care can become wrongly influenced by their friends, movies, television, along with countless other things. With this in mind, […]

Seminar on Physical Fitness

How many seminars have you been to where it required exercise? Probably not many, but this week all of our Datasoft employees got to do a bit of huffing and puffing at a seminar on physical fitness. If you’re a developer, you can relate to the feeling of sitting in front of a computer all […]