John.Reed

John Reed is the Senior Executive Director of Robert Half Technology, a leading specialized staffing firm providing information technology (IT) professionals on a project and full-time basis. In this role, he manages operations for more than 100 Robert Half Technology locations worldwide. The firm places IT professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. Prior to this role, he was a District President for Robert Half Technology, overseeing multiple branches in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Memphis and Nashville.

Reed has an extensive background in both IT and staffing, including 13 years in IT product sales and over 16 years in the staffing industry.

Reed is a frequently quoted expert on employment trends in the IT field, and has been featured in various media and research outlets including Gartner, Computerworld, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Fox News. He has also been involved in several professional organizations, including IAMCP, The Association of IT Professionals (AITP) and a featured speaker for HDI both locally and nationally. He received a bachelor's of arts degree in public affairs and administration from the University of Oklahoma.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of John Reed and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by John.Reed

4 traits of top leaders in tech
Inside Tech Careers

4 traits of top leaders in tech

While there’s a broad spectrum of unique qualities in technology leaders today, these four traits are consistently visible in the most innovative leaders that organizations covet. As you assess your own management approach, it’s worth exploring how you can adopt these qualities to increase your effectiveness in the role and within your organization and team. rn
August 11, 2016
Inside Tech Careers

Top emerging IT careers for recent college grads

A look at the top emerging IT careers for recent college grads. The overall health of the IT employment sector is strong and certainly better than most. The demand for qualified candidates is higher than the available number of experienced technology professionals. As a result, employers are becoming more flexible in their requirements and willing to invest in developing their own staff to meet their business needs. Recent graduates, or those who have entered the workforce over the last few years but may be interested in a career pivot, should explore options in IT. The timing is right with the current supply/demand dynamics, and employers are beginning to open the door to many non-computer science graduates.
May 26, 2016
How to get the most out of the upcoming summer hiring season
Inside Tech Careers

How to get the most out of the upcoming summer hiring season

It’s a great time of year to be looking at your next potential team members. These tips can be beneficial in guiding you to increasing the success of a new hire for the employer and the employee.
April 25, 2016
3 ways to keep top performers from leaving
Inside Tech Careers

3 ways to keep top performers from leaving

While the unemployment market in the U.S. is constantly shifting, IT continues to be a bright spot on the hiring front. With relatively low unemployment in technology roles, your top IT talent has numerous career options. There are many reasons IT pros look for new jobs, but it’s often for one (or a combination) of reasons.
March 11, 2016
How to assess soft skills in an IT candidate
Inside Tech Careers

How to assess soft skills in an IT candidate

IT professionals who possess strong technical and soft skills are highly valued in the marketplace. More and more, team leaders are placing a greater emphasis on candidates who have the right soft skills. And although assessing soft skills can be more challenging than determining a candidate’s technology expertise, it’s worth the extra effort when you consider the potential value to your team and organization.
February 9, 2016
How to retain and hire the best IT professionals
Inside Tech Careers

How to retain and hire the best IT professionals

It’s an exciting time to be in IT, but the evolving compensation landscape can certainly cause anxiety as you try to retain existing staff as well as recruit future employees.
November 23, 2015