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Want Better IT Talent? Take a Look at Your Interview Process!

Posted by Brian Huie on Thu, Feb 05, 2015

In today’s marketing for top IT talent, the power lies with the candidate. It is an incredible marketplace right now for talented technology professionals. For a company looking to hire for their IT projects, you are the one that has to stand out and sell yourself to prospective employees. 

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Ever Wonder Why Tech Recruiters are Always Happy and Excited?

Posted by Tim Pape on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Do you get fired up over the latest tech innovation? Are you passionate about tech and IT? Do you love meeting new people and solving challenges?  

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Tags: IT Staffing, IT Jobs

IC Compliance in the News: How One Story Shapes Trends for 2015

Posted by Doug Ross on Thu, Dec 11, 2014

As the number of independent contractors (ICs) in the US has increased over the past several years and more companies find themselves utilizing this valuable resource, there is a general trend that we are seeing: less structure when working with ICs.

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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

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

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

Contractors or Permanent Employees: Which Should You Hire?

Posted by Ryan Haynie on Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Deciding to hire someone as an independent contractor or permanent employee is a big decision that can affect organizations in a major way.  A variety of factors must be considered before making a determination and organizations must ask themselves many questions in order to ensure they hire the correct type of worker.  The two major questions that must be answered are:

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Tags: IT Managers, IT Industry, IT Staffing

3 Benefits Employees Want (That Don't Cost Anything)

Posted by Ryan Haynie on Mon, Dec 17, 2012

Determining which benefits to offer is something that can cause major headaches for employers. The balancing act between offering attractive benefits while also attempting to keep costs down requires employers to research and strategize to determine the optimum benefits package for their employees. What employers sometimes tend to forget is that not all “benefits” have to be things that cost money. Instead of focusing on more tangible benefits such as medical insurance and paid time off, employers can focus on more intangible benefits that employees really want.

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Tags: IT Managers, IT Staffing

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? 


1.) 
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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