V-Soft Consulting continues to answer the demand of Enterprise seeking a technology company that brings innovative solutions by rapidly growing in every area of the country. Senior Business Performance Specialist, Steve Wright, is ready to help you solve your IT challenges in the Los Angeles and the southern California region. Learn about Steve’s specialties and how V-Soft is able to help you solve your challenges in this blog post.
About Steve Wright
The self-proclaimed “Alexander the Great of Technical Staffing,” Steve has always been one step ahead of the game. Being one of the original healthcare IT staffing pioneers, Steve was able to garner a lot of respect in the Healthcare industry during the launch of Obamacare with his new ideals, specializing in EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and EMR (Electronic Medical Records). Steve was able to save countless healthcare providers hundreds of thousands of dollars and helped them become compliant with the new rules and regulations.
Healthcare isn’t all that Steve specializes in. His experience and expertise spans a number of industries. Steve jokingly refers to his knowledge as “enough to be dangerous” in many facets of the industry and as his clients have experienced, Steve is a worthwhile resource to have on your team.
Los Angeles’ Technology Struggles: Acquiring the Right Talent
If you ask Steve what the number one complaint he receives from his clients, it’s this: they can’t seem to find the right IT talent for their job in a reasonable amount of time. The job market in Los Angeles is oversaturated, and there are often hundreds (or thousands) of resumes that cross a hiring manager’s desk for a small sampling of positions available. Those hiring managers struggle with reading though application after application, scheduling interviews, and reviewing candidates.
That pain doesn’t fall solely on the hiring manager’s shoulders, however. IT managers are also often too busy with other projects to focus on hiring employees on their own. They fully realize that if they had the proper staffing to get the projects done they’d have more time to focus on more important matters, however, they aren’t able to pry themselves away from these tasks as they are often high-profile, time-sensitive projects. It’s a vicious cycle.
Why Many Los Angeles’ IT Job Hires Fall Short
Another deep pain for technology recruiting managers in LA County and Orange County is when a decision on who to hire is executed, the operational team quickly realizes that the new hire is either underqualified or not experienced in what they need. Why do poor hires happen? Here's some clues:
- The company needed to fill the position quickly. The hiring manager may not have had time to review all applicants, causing them to miss out on better candidates.
- The hiring manager didn’t ask the right questions. Maybe they were having an “off” day. Its possible that they didn’t fully know what the job would entail. Regardless, they didn’t ask for the right qualifications, so they didn’t get the right person.
- The employee was hired by a different manager. Sometimes companies will have other managers interview prospective hires. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always result in the perfect fit and causes more pain than any value provided.
- The employee they hired, well, simply wasn’t the best employee. It’s not always the hiring manager’s fault. Sometimes people interview very well and when on the job become quite underwhelming in their job duties.
A bad technical hire can be a significant pain in a company, sometimes costing up to 150% of the new hire’s annual salary, causing project delays, and even creating animosity between departments.
Solving Southern California’s IT Challenges
Steve has been a Los Angeles business solutions expert in southern California for over 20 years, bringing a continually improving IT staffing process and successful implementation of innovative solutions, there's no surprise V-Soft is recognized as one of the Inc. 5000's fastest growing private tech companies seven years running.
The Difference with V-Soft Consulting
V-Soft is more than a professional staffing and solutions firm. We operate as an IT talent supply partner, focusing on the delivery of IT talent that enables business advancement and technology innovation. Whether your need is for data warehousing, custom application development, or mobile app developers, V-Soft is ready to deliver.
If you'd like to learn more about how V-Soft has helped businesses just like yours, connect with Steve on LinkedIn to get a conversation started. Would you prefer a free lunch? Then visit our lunch and learn scheduling page here to make a request for a free lunch with Steve where he can share his experiences as he learns more about your challenges.