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Five IT Hiring Mistakes

Posted by Megan Blair on Thu, May 02, 2013

Hiring a new employee for your IT Department can be a big challenge.  Getting approval, creating a well written job description and posting it on the job boards is a big task by itself.  And once you start interviewing candidates, the pressure only mounts.  You want to make sure that you’re prepared in the interview to qualify candidates to find that perfect employee.  After all, hiring a new employee is not only time consuming, it can also be a large cost to your company’s bottom line.  

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Tags: Information Technology, IT Managers

Job Hopping: The Pros and Cons

Posted by Megan Blair on Wed, Apr 24, 2013

Moving from job to job used to be considered a career killer.  The baby boomer generation is one that would start a job with a company right out of school and retire at that same company 30 years later.  They had pensions and company loyalty and therefore, reasons to stay.

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Tags: IT Staffing, IT Jobs

Synergis Launches New Branch In San Francisco

Posted by Megan Blair on Mon, Apr 22, 2013

Synergis has launched a new branch office in San Francisco, CA.

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Tags: Information Technology

IRS Expands Relief Program for Employers with Misclassified Workers

Posted by Megan Blair on Mon, Apr 15, 2013

Smith and Howard, an Atlanta-based CPA firm, published the following article on Misclassifcation.  To learn more about Smith and Howard and their services, click here to be redirected to their website.  

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Tags: IT Industry, IT Staffing

4 Ways To Spot A High Quality IT Resume

Posted by Megan Blair on Fri, Apr 05, 2013

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Tags: Information Technology, IT Managers, Human Resources

Retention in Technology: How to Keep Your IT Employees

Posted by Megan Blair on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Your IT department is an integral part to your organization.  It’s not only a department; it’s a resource that your company depends on to run successfully.  

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Tags: IT Managers, IT Staffing

Interview Etiquette: 9 Things to Remember When Conducting An Interview

Posted by Megan Blair on Fri, Mar 15, 2013

As a Manager looking for a new employee for your team, you may feel you have the upper hand in the interview process.  You get to ask all the questions, make the interviewee want to impress you and ultimately make the final decision.  This does not mean, however, that manners and etiquette go out the window. 

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Tags: Job Interview, IT Staffing

Hiring Decision: 5 Ways to Choose Between Candidates

Posted by Megan Blair on Wed, Feb 20, 2013

You’ve gone through the whole interview process – congratulations!  But the hard part might not be over.  You’ve got it narrowed down to two great candidates who both exhibit the strong qualities you are looking for and have similar work experience.  Now you’re in a predicament.  How do you pick one great candidate over another?

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Tags: Job Interview, IT Managers, Human Resources

3 Things to Consider When Conducting Exit Interviews

Posted by Megan Blair on Wed, Dec 05, 2012

Retrieving truthful information about an employee’s experience at your company is key to fixing any problems or issues that may exist.  Exit interviews are a great opportunity to retain this information, but how can you make sure what your exiting employee is telling you is how they actually feel?  There are many things to consider when conducting an exit interview and implementing certain practices are more likely to get you the results you desire than others.  Consider the three issues below:

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Tags: IT Managers, Staffing Services

IT Employment Agencies: When You Need To Switch Providers

Posted by Megan Blair on Fri, Oct 05, 2012

Working with an IT staffing company can be great.  It allows you to focus on other areas of your job and not spend much of your time and efforts on hiring.  It lets you “try before you buy”.  It can even save your company some money (for our full list of benefits download “How IT Staffing Can Benefit Your Business”).   So while that’s all well and good, maybe you’ve been getting the feeling lately that your IT staffing provider just isn’t working out.  After all, most any IT staffing firm can provide you with the attributes listed above.  But what are some more specific reasons you should be considering when looking to switch? 

Unsuccessful With Certain Skills
Perhaps they did a great job finding you some Help Desk consultants, but maybe they are having a hard time finding you that right Windows Engineer. An established firm will have great pipelines of all different technologies, not just a select few.  Better pipelines allow companies to find the right candidate for you that much more quickly and efficiently.  So your current provider might be able to find you someone ultimately, but it will probably take them longer and might not be that right fit you’re looking for.

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Tags: IT Staffing