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What you should expect from your IT staffing partner

Jan. 9, 2017

By Lisa Dare

Can IT recruiters be more than a ‘necessary evil’?

Do you sometimes wonder if you’re paying your top developer enough? Or whether you’ll have a hard time finding a specific skill set you need when the next big project gears up?

You may not to have thought to call your staffing partner. Perhaps you even think of staffing agencies as a necessary evil—helpful for filling seats when HR can’t, but that’s all.  

If that’s true, you’re missing out.

IT staffing shortages aren’t going away. But a truly professional staffing contact can help you figure it all out—from local hiring and compensation trends impacting your region, to what’s changing in the market, to what local candidates care about. 

What should you expect from your staffing partner?

Yes

No

Guidance on creating a job posting that motivates the right candidates to apply

Hamilton tickets

A sourcing strategy that goes beyond spamming job boards

NBA box seats

Deep insight into local hiring and compensation trends

Pappy Van Winkle 12-year

Understanding your company and team so they can spot a good fit

Hot stock tips

Robust screening you don’t have to duplicate

Babysitting on New Year’s Eve

A short, but fully vetted, batch of excellent candidate resumes

A lifelike robot who understands programming better than master developers

To stay in touch with the contractor once they’re onsite to ensure two-way feedback and retention

Donuts … well, maybe the occasional box of donuts

If you don’t already get that help, this is the year to raise the bar on what you expect from your IT staffing partner. 

Related: Explore our 2017 IT Forecast to learn more about what to expect with hiring, budgets and wages. 

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