When your company is small and just starting out, it’s easy to assume you won’t need much help finding IT staffing, and that you can find all of your solutions in-house. However, there will very likely come a time when your company will need to team up with an IT staffing company. But when is the right time to partner with an IT staffing company? We’ve gathered a list of signs to help you make the decision to use a staffing company to help you find the best-suited hires –as well as avoid wasting time and money on unsuitable hires. Read them here:
Your Candidate Pool is Lacking
There is a high-demand for quality IT talent. Credo Tech Solutions’ blog on the topic said, “the reality is that the supply cannot keep up with the demand,” when it comes to finding high-quality talent. Wasting your time on a less than stellar candidate can be costly, hurt office morale and impact productivity.
A staffing company helps you wade through lackluster candidates and only brings to you the cream of the crop. An IT staffing company has access to a wider range of candidate pools and networks of active candidates. Plus, a staffing company’s only purpose is to find quality candidates, meaning 100 percent of their attention will be on finding you a suitable hire rather than on other tasks that may be happening in-house.
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You Need Specialized IT Skills
As your business grows, it is very likely your IT needs will become more complex. Since a staffing company’s main focus is technology, they will have experience in various niche skills. This experience will help them guide your company to the best IT solutions for your particular pain point(s). While it is possible to find someone to fill the new roles that will evolve from your company’s needs, it is far easier to let a staffing firm that specializes in advanced IT needs do the heavy lifting for you.
You Have a High Turnover Rate or are Constantly Short Staffed
A high turnover rate hurts your business as well as office morale. Not to mention, it wastes your time by requiring you to interview candidates for the same job over and over again.By utilizing an IT staffing company, you’ll find the right match sooner, reducing employees that don’t fit the bill leaving or being terminated.
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Being short staffed is also an issue, as when an employee is sick, takes vacation or goes on leave, your company is left without the help it needs. When you’re running on a skeleton crew, you can’t run your business effectively. If you find yourself being short staffed often, looking into an IT staffing company that can help provide you with temp workers may be a good idea. You’re not committed to another employee, but you get the help you need while your main crew is shorthanded.
You Don’t Have Time for Your Core Responsibilities
If you’re spending all of your time posting job ads, looking at resumes, conducting interviews or calling references, your own work is going to suffer. You should be able to lead your team and focus on activities that will bring in more revenue and open up growth, not interviewing dozens of candidates that may not even be the right fit. An IT staffing company can ease this burden for you and allow you to focus on bigger things.
You Need Expert Advice
Understanding industry trends in IT may not be your forte, and that’s okay because IT staffing companies do understand that information and often are at the forefront of new industry trends. A staffing company understands job requirements, builds and nurtures pools of candidates and assesses technical skills with candidates to make sure their clients (you,) get the most thoroughly educated placement as possible.
If you are struggling with developing job descriptions that help you stand out, an IT staffing firm can help. They have experience in writing job listings that attract the best candidates and can bring that knowledge to your company.
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