Do You Need Help Finding Qualified IT Professionals?
You have probably discovered that staffing your IT department is more difficult than it was in the past. IT specialists are one of the most difficult-to-recruit-for job categories today. You could spend months trying to recruit and hire IT professionals. You have projects to complete and deadlines to meet – you can’t afford the time this takes.
CyberStreams provides temporary, temporary-to-permanent, and permanent IT staffing placement on behalf of your organization. We can find the right people for you when you need them.
When looking for the IT talent you require, there are many things to consider.
You Must Look In The Right Places
Our local markets aren’t producing enough qualified IT professionals. It is hard to fill these positions due to the lack of experience and technical skills in the workforce. The pool of qualified candidates has shrunk, and if you use an HR professional to find the techs you need, they may not be focusing on the right criteria.
Many times their search criteria are flawed. They don’t look in non-traditional places where qualified candidates “hang out.” It takes legwork that they won’t expend and knowledge that they do not have. Unless you regularly connect with IT professionals in your area, another company will snatch them up before you can.
You Must Act Fast
Reviewing resume s, checking references, and conducting interviews can take a significant amount of time. The most qualified IT professionals are usually off the market within 10 days. It’s rare that an HR generalist can move this quickly. Only organizations like CyberStreams that look for talent continually and that know what to look for can find the right people quickly.
You Must Know What They Want
The IT talent you need is probably already working or training in a work-ready program. You must know where to look and what to offer to get them to leave their current position.
Understanding what motivates technical experts and the factors that will attract them to your company is key.
Candidates with the IT skills you need hold all the leverage. They will expect a six-figure income with excellent benefits. With the skills they possess, they can usually call the shots. Not every company can afford this kind of talent. However, there are other intangible benefits that you can provide, like a trusting and enjoyable work environment, a chance for promotion, training incentives, and opportunities for professional enrichment.
You May Feel Pressure To Hire Just Anyone
Businesses are often pressured to find IT professionals quickly. If one suddenly leaves, they’re “out there” without the in-house tech support they require. They end up hiring a tech who is not qualified, doesn’t understand the industry they work in, cannot help with strategic IT planning, and is not up to date on technology.
You Must Keep “Boots On The Ground”
To keep a pulse on who is available, or techs who are ready to move on to other positions, requires developing long-term relationships with them. If the local IT talent knows that you will have opportunities that might interest them, they will stay in touch.
It takes effort on your part to stay in contact with them. Understanding what drives technical talent to seek out new opportunities, connecting with them, and staying connected is how you can have the IT workforce you need.
You have projects to complete and deadlines to meet – you can’t afford the time it takes to find, interview, and hire IT talent. CyberStreams provides IT staffing placement on behalf of your organization, and we will find the right person for you when you need them.
Our IT Augmentation Service can provide the tech professionals you need. Here’s how we can help:
IT Staffing Services (General)
- We offer temporary, temporary/permanent, and permanent IT staffing placement on behalf of your organization.
- When you need an IT professional for more than 2 to 3 days per week, our IT staffing services will be a good fit.
IT Staff Interviewing/ Vetting Services
- We will interview and assess candidates for you.
- We are well versed in understanding and assessing IT candidates that would ideally fit the ongoing IT service requirements of your business.
- We routinely interview IT candidates that meet the technical and professional experience criteria balanced with the personality traits to meet the needs of your organization.
CyberStreams provides a number of staffing structures to match your organizational needs.
In the meantime, if you need immediate IT Support, we can help. Our team in the Seattle area will proactively respond to your company’s IT needs in the following situations:
- Project Assistance
- Off-Hours Support
- IT personnel loss/hiring transition
- IT personnel vacation/sickness coverage
- IT personnel to compliment specific experience/knowledge
Cyberstreams offers a wide variety of cost-effective, high-quality computer and network services for your internal IT staff to leverage as necessary. You will benefit from improved IT personnel retention and fewer IT operational disruptions. Our IT Augmentation Services are designed to align your IT infrastructure with your business objectives.