By Lila Nelms
Capable IT talent is difficult to find these days, and the workload just seems to keep growing. So what’s an IT Manager to do? Hiring a contractor may be a smart move. However, there are a few key points to consider first.
Almost every technical article today points to one thing—companies are in dire need of IT talent. We are encouraged by the increased job openings in the technical sector, but this can bring about its own set of challenges. Should you retrain your current staff, hoping they don’t move to greener pastures? Or should you try to fill your open positions with new talent from a technical pool where unemployment hovers around 2%? There are no easy answers. We hear our clients complaining daily about the lack of skilled applicants to fill their IT positions. On average, it takes a company 12+ weeks to fill a permanent technical position. For developers, DBAs, and engineers, this time can double.
Technology leaders need relief, knowing their IT projects and initiatives will be completed on time. And the growing workload is exceedingly difficult to manage without capable personnel on hand. Hiring a contractor might just be the answer you’ve been searching for.
Hiring a contract employee for 30, 60, or 90+ days is a great solution. And hiring a consultant with the technical skills you need to meet your deadlines makes sound business sense too. Do any of these situations sound familiar?
- You need an extra pair of hands on-site, to catch up with your workload.
- You need to relieve your internal staff for a special project.
- You need extra help until you fill a permanent need.
- You need someone to fill in for an extended employee leave.
It’s challenging to find and hire skilled technology resources. We have years of experience providing IT consultants on a nationwide basis, for short- and long-term contract needs. We fill technical positions throughout the US ranging from help-desk, desktop, infrastructure, engineers, DBAs, QAs, Project Managers, and Developers—all the way to the CIO level. Let’s get the job done together.