Staffing Insights with Corey Graves

Staffing Insights with Corey Graves

Recently we sat down with IBS Account Executive Corey Graves to discuss the state of the IT staffing industry. With over 9 years on the job, we talked in-depth about his approach to the market, as well as how he communicates, cultivates, and builds relationships with customers in his network.

As an AE, what are some of the biggest changes you’ve seen throughout your 9 years industry?

Specifically, in terms of the market, the opportunities are more plentiful than they used to be. In fact there’s more opportunities than there are candidates, which you can see reflected in the unemployment rate, especially when it comes to IT. Continue reading “Staffing Insights with Corey Graves”

5 Ways to Prepare Applicants for Job Interviews

5 Ways to Prepare Applicants for Job Interviews

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”

Interview with IBS Recruiter Keith McNeal

Interview with IBS Recruiter Keith McNeal

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”

Potential Risks of Cloud Migration

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”

12 Reasons You Should Consider Outsourcing

12 Reasons You Should Consider Outsourcing
  1. Improved Performance

Having outsourced resources and consultants work alongside your on-site team provides additional support and boosts overall performance.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Quality

Reputed outsourcing agencies follow strict guidelines when it comes to quality deliverables. Working with one of these particular vendors assures timely and quality results.

  1. Accessibility

Having a hard time finding skilled resources domestically? You’re not alone. Outsourcing provides you access to skilled resources across the globe.

  1. Availability

In today’s competitive world, downtime is not an option. Outsourcing provides the ability to be available round-the-clock, eliminating any potential downtime.

  1. Globalization

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.

  1. Agility

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.

  1. Office Space

Utilizing offsite resources eliminates the need for additional office space. Your consultants will appreciate the option to work remotely, too.

  1. 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.

  1. Seasonal

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.

  1. 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.

Increased Demand For Cyber-Security Talent

Increased Demand For Cyber-Security Talent

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).

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AI Enhanced Automated Testing

AI Enhanced Automated Testing

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”