Recently, it seems like every job search website and magazine has published some kind of survey about the state of IT staffing solutions. While each survey tends to have its own focus, there are some clear trends in staffing solutions that can be garnered from the responses of job seekers, IT hiring managers, and top IT staffing firms. Those trends include:
- An increased focus on core skills and the ability to apply those skills to tightly-managed projects.
- Increased compensation for candidates with sought-after skills – and more competition for the best jobs.
- More use of social media as a recruiting tool (97% already use LinkedIn, 51% say they plan to add Facebook, and 49% say they plan to use Twitter).
One of the big challenges ahead, according to multiple surveys of all three groups, is the need to help existing clients recruit contingent workers outside of their home state(s) – which is one reason why top IT staffing firms like InfoVision offer more than just contingent IT staffing solutions. In fact, InfoVision is proud to be an award-winning IT staffing firm as well as a resource development organization (RDO) that can deliver a turn-key solution from an on or off-short development lab. Read more