IT Hiring and Staffing – What you need to know

Posted on February 14th, 2018 by Joel Nimar


recruiting-imageWe are beginning 2018 and haven’t changed the way we recruit and hire employees. We write a job description, advertise the job. Sift thru a basket of resumes, many not qualified, and then start the interviewing process with mixed results. This is an expensive, time consuming process and usually a distraction from our primary jobs. Many small, medium and large fortune 500 firms have turned to professional staffing agencies to do what is known as Recruitment Process Outsourcing or RPO to handle IT hiring. Whether you are hiring temporary workers to do a rollout of a new technology or bring in a skill set that is not available internally, testing out a new position with a temp to permanent candidate or filling permanent positions. A RPO can be an invaluable asset.

Expertise

Professional staffing agencies offer specific industry expertise. They will often have access to more candidates and the recruiters will generally have more specific expertise than a general HR person at a company. They are often aware of great candidates that are not currently looking for a new position. They will help you screen and hire the best candidates and are knowledgeable about employment laws and salaries in the states you are trying to hire.  

Cost

As a general rule of thumb is that the cost of recruiting and hiring an employee will run about half the candidates salary. That makes hiring the right person even more critical. When you work with a good RPO they will generally offer a guarantee for a specific time period. If the candidate doesn’t work out the RPO will do the work again generally at no cost. When you consider the cost of advertising, recruiting background and reference checks, working with RPO can save you money and shorten the time needed to hire for that critical position you are filling.

Flexible Professional Staffing

RPO provide the flexibility and cost savings of only utilizing professional recruiters when you need them. You may need to hire many employees for a new office or project but won’t require the staffing services after the project is finished. They can also complement existing HR staff. These professionals may also have identified existing candidates based on work done in the past or utilizing proprietary databases not available to the general public.

Retention

Employers using RPO for temporary or project work get the opportunity to observer candidates and see how well they interact with existing staff, learn about their expertise and reliability. This gives you the opportunity to hire the best candidates and reduce employee turnover. This is commonly referred to as a temp to permanent hire and reduces the risk of hiring the wrong candidate.

Why Pyramid?

Pyramid Technology Services, your trusted hardware provider and service partner has RPO services available to assist you whether you are looking for permanent placement, temp to permanent or help staffing up a project. We can handle 1 full time position or 50 engineers for a long weekend to move a group of data centers. Here are a few reasons to consider us for your next recruitment project:

  1. Multi-Site Project Technicians – L1 up to senior level engineers. We have access to over 15,000 W-2 Technicians in the US and over 12,000 technicians in 196 countries at any given time.
  2. IT Staff Augmentation – Access to a proprietary database of over 550,000 screened, vetted and rated technicians and engineers with a full range of skill sets and certifications for projects, temporary, temp. to perm and permanent positions.
  3. Over 28 years’ of IT experience and access to an in-house project management team of over 60 people.
  4. Lifecycle management with several options for break-Fix, deskside support and other services with tailored SLA’s available for all types of equipment and engagements.
  5. Site surveys including wireless, telecommunications and security.
  6. Bundled solutions available for multi-disciplined projects
     

Please call us 978-823-0700 or email services@pyramidcomputer.com for a fast turnaround on your next recruitment project

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