To secure more placements, recruiters need to put in the extra work to properly prepare their candidates for the interview process. A perfectly qualified applicant who performs poorly with the hiring manager may get passed over, and your staffing firm will have missed out on a golden opportunity. Below, we lay out a number of ways recruiters can avoid that problem, and effectively prepare their candidates prior to being interviewed. Continue reading “5 Ways to Prepare Applicants for Job Interviews”
We recently sat down with IBS recruiter Keith McNeal to discuss the state of the staffing business heading into 2019. With 12 years on the job, we talked about where the industry has been, where it’s going and strategies he uses to navigate the competitive field.
Were there in any changes in IT recruiting that you observed in 2018? What caused those changes in your mind?
Keith McNeal: Absolutely. The biggest thing I saw was that our clients are moving toward Contract-to-Hire work, and that there’s way less traditional contract work to go around. This is good for candidates, but is difficult for us as recruiters. Continue reading “Interview with IBS Recruiter Keith McNeal”
Cloud computing has revolutionized business operations, and is becoming the nearly universal adopted model for IT infrastructure. In fact, the 2018 State of the Cloud survey found that 96% of organizations use cloud services in some form or another, providing today’s organizations with a host of benefits, including greatly reduced operational costs and increased inter-connectivity via a secured network.
However, moving from mainframe to cloud presents a variety of challenges, and many organizations still rely heavily on legacy mainframe systems and outdated technologies for a large portion of their operations. Below we’ll outline a few of the more common challenges related to full scale cloud adoption, while also providing other some potential solutions. Continue reading “Potential Risks of Cloud Migration”
- Improved Performance
Having outsourced resources and consultants work alongside your on-site team provides additional support and boosts overall performance.
- Enhanced Customer And Client
On-site teams along with the support of outsourced resources can reduce the time for production. Thus, outsourcing reduces the time for deliverables. Quicker deliveries result in improved customer/client satisfaction.
- Increased Profits
Lower cost resources lead to reduced operational costs which in turn results in higher profit margins. It is more cost effective to bring on resources as needed than it is to hire a full time employee.
Reputed outsourcing agencies follow strict guidelines when it comes to quality deliverables. Working with one of these particular vendors assures timely and quality results.
Having a hard time finding skilled resources domestically? You’re not alone. Outsourcing provides you access to skilled resources across the globe.
In today’s competitive world, downtime is not an option. Outsourcing provides the ability to be available round-the-clock, eliminating any potential downtime.
International presence typically involves having physical offices and resources in a foreign country. Working with an outsourcing provider allows you to go global without needing a true presence overseas.
The market is constantly changing, and requires an agile process to keep up. Outsourcing provides your company with increased agility, allowing you scale resources up and down as needed so you can remain lean and keep up with industry changes.
- Office Space
Utilizing offsite resources eliminates the need for additional office space. Your consultants will appreciate the option to work remotely, too.
- Improved Resources
Typically, resources and consultants will have worked with a variety of companies on a wide range of projects. They bring a level of technical expertise that your internal might not be able to provide.
Outsourcing is the best option when it comes to procuring resources for seasonal needs. This will save your internal HR and administrative employees a lot of headaches.
- Scope of Expansion
The new and growing market sectors provide businesses with the ability to expand their overall scope i.e. make more money! Outsourcing comes in handy when trying to expand and reach new markets.
Cyber-crime is on the rise, and enterprises must safeguard themselves from data breeches and cyber-attacks so as to retain public trust.
According to a recent survey, demand for cyber-security talent is increasing. In fact, it’s the fastest growing priority for enterprises and IT leaders, up nearly 25% from 2017. Managing operational risks and compliance is increasing as well, no doubt in part to the recent roll out of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We often here about AI and how it will transform and revolutionize technology and the IT industry. But we rarely hear of any concrete examples on how this will take shape. The World Quality Report, however, indicates that AI and machine learning technology could greatly impact mobile and software testing in the immediate future. Continue reading “AI Enhanced Automated Testing”
According to the 2018 Staffing Growth Assessment, the IT staffing industry generated roughly 59 Billion dollars back in 2016. The industry is projected to grow by 4% 2018, which would mean more money for everybody, right?
Not exactly. According to SIA the market is becoming increasingly complex and competitive. While it remains true that much of the market is driven by buyer demand for flexibility, scalibilty and reduced risks, the talent required just isn’t available. Skill shortages make it much more difficult for clients to find candidates they need. In addition, digital disruption and transformation has increased the need for more flexible, short term contracts. Continue reading “The State of the IT Staffing Market”