Summary – The right IT staffing firm can create a win-win environment for employers and employees where everyone involved gets a test drive to determine if a perfect match has been made. Following some basic tips, you can find the right IT Staffing Firm for your company.
The key to success in the current business environment is effective efficiency. The best way to achieve this is by having the right people in the right jobs where, when and for as long as you need them. This means having the flexibility to fill temporary, temp to permanent and permanent positions with the best possible talent available.
When concentrating on the day to day operation and long-term planning for your business takes up nearly every available minute of the day, how do you find the time to fill vacancies and fill new positions? The answer is with an IT staffing firm!
Studies have shown that successful companies utilize staffing agencies for two primary reasons, flexibility and access. Staffing agencies provide companies with the flexibility to fill positions on an as needed basis when demand requires and on a permanent basis when their obligations require it. Staffing agencies also provide access to a significantly larger talent pool than individual employers might have independently.
Agile companies are better able to compete in a global marketplace where overseas competitors enjoy advantages such as government subsidies that lower overhead costs. By incorporating contract IT staff into their employment mix many companies are able to adequately control costs and therefore effectively compete with foreign groups who have unfair cost advantages.
Flexibility works not only for businesses but also for the contract employees who have the ability to schedule extended personal time between assignments to pursue additional training, advanced degrees or take time off to satisfy personal and familial obligations. This flexibility often means the most qualified talent is simply not available for permanent employment.
IT professionals who are returning to the workforce with newly minted advanced degrees and training are more motivated and welcome the opportunity to rejoin the workforce on a temporary to permanent basis giving both the employer and employee the opportunity to test drive their arrangement before making a long term commitment.
Temporary or contract to permanent arrangements benefit both employee and employer by affording the chance to determine if they are a good fit for each other. Temp or contract to permanent staff are often more loyal long-term permanent employees precisely by virtue of their extended honeymoon period where everyone concerned had the opportunity to thoroughly evaluate their decisions.
Time, money and liability could be considered three legs of the small employment stool. All three can be adversely affected by too hasty a decision to retain a permanent employee. The time needed to locate and recruit and sometimes relocate a new hire can be exceedingly expensive which can be a significant issue in an uncertain business environment.
There is no getting away from the unfortunate reality that we live in an ever more litigious society and the cost can be enormous when it comes to even a single mis-hired employee. Working with an IT Staffing Firm can effectively shift any potential liability to the agency.
The bottom line in any relationship is trust. Working with a reputable IT staffing firm will afford you the time to get know and trust your new hires before entering into a long-term or permanent relationship.
Bio – Frank Addessi is a freelance writer for Kane Partners which is an IT Staffing Firm. For more information about how Kane Partners can help fill your IT staffing needs visit them online or call 215-699-5500.