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Talent Relief in a Strong Market

by Lila Nelms

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2014 has already proved to be a stellar year for IT Hiring, making it more difficult than ever to find qualified IT talent that isn’t currently working. Cloud, security, mobile, and big data talent, as well as Sr. Engineers and Developers, are currently sparse. Companies need flexible schedules, competitive salaries, bonuses, and a strong benefit plan to attract the type of talent and knowledge that is needed to take their IT departments to the next level.

While looking for long-term talent, which on average can take 12+ weeks to fill a permanent opening, companies struggle to fill their skill gaps and projects while driving their business results. Everyone still has their own work to get done and then some!
Technology leaders need immediate relief and confidence, knowing their IT projects and initiatives will be completed on time. The growing workload is exceedingly difficult to manage without capable personnel on hand, so hiring a contractor just might be your answer.

Hiring the addition of a contract employee to your team for 30, 60, or 90+ days is a great solution. And hiring a contractor with the technical skills you need to meet your deadlines makes sound business sense too. Think how valuable a contract employee could be in these situations:

  • You need an extra pair of hands on-site, to catch up with your workload.
  • You have a deployment or upgrade project to be completed within a certain timeframe.
  • 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 clear with today’s talent pool, it could take a considerable amount of time to fill that permanent opening. It’s also clear that temporary employees afford companies the flexibility and resources they need to ensure schedules stay on track. So how do you attract, hire, and retain those resources? That is yet another challenge that chips away at productivity. We can help. 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.

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