Archive for July, 2015

The Benefits of Using a Staffing Service When Hiring Top Tech Talent

WE SPEAK GEEK logoAs of today, 8.7 million jobs have resurfaced since the recession. But when it comes to restructuring the economy, there is one factor that our employees and employers view differently. You guessed it- employment. Post-recession, organizations are facing a dilemma of filling multiple positions that were previously eliminated.

When we look at the types of positions many organizations are looking to fill, jobs in Information Technology, Engineering, and Accounting/Finance are in the hot seat. These opportunities are not only in high demand, but serve as a contributing factor to today’s economic growth. Given these conditions, employers are turning to staffing services, to support and strengthen their recruitment strategy.

Here are a few ways staffing services are able to fulfill your hiring needs:

They know how to find the perfect fit for your organization: Businesses are now resorting to out-of-the-box recruitment strategies to fulfill employment gaps. A recent infographic from Social Talent stated “69% of executives believe there is a technical resource talent shortage.” Staffing providers are able to identify the most qualified candidate for the position and then analyze their overall experience, skill-set, and personality that matches the needs of your organization. At TRC Professional Solutions, when a recruiter receives a resume, we dive closely into the candidates’ background by pinpointing their skills and experience that directly correlates with the needs of our clients. Will Swift, Senior Technical Recruiter of TRC’s IT Solutions Branch in Atlanta shares his insight on how he fills highly specialized positions, “After getting a detailed description, verbally, from our client, we then aggressively attack the market without relying on job postings to do the work for us.  We actively target companies with similar technical set ups, cultures, and size of our client to match candidates directly on multiple levels.”

Flexibility and productivity are increased: Recent findings from The American Staffing Association reveal the need for a flexible labor force accounts for the recent growth of the staffing industry. Now more than ever, “companies are tapping into the flexible workforce to keep fully staffed during busy times.” Whether it is Project-Based, Direct-Hire, or a Permanent opportunity, staffing services allow organizations to adjust their workforces to meet their changing needs. Productivity can also be enhanced. Employers who spend time distributing extra work rather than hiring additional staff can see a decrease in productivity. With the additional hours, employees can feel overwhelmed and distracted on the job. Using a staffing service such as TRC Professional Solutions can save your organization, the time, and resources that come along with hiring additional employees.

They are specialized industry experts: Recruiters are trained to keep up with the latest industry trends and skills that are in high demand. As dedicated professionals, Will reveals, “TRC’s Technical Recruiters stay abreast of emerging, fast-paced and ever changing technologies. Most corporate recruiters and hiring authorities don’t have time nor the ability to stay on top of their personal technology such as network, devices, or software updates. This would be unfair to expect them to stay on top of their organizations fast-paced and ever changing technology. Due to our in-depth market knowledge through recruiting, user groups, industry related news and trends, we are able to educate our clients on what we are seeing in the process.  This includes everything from market rates, candidate supply and demand, and where technologies are going.”

More employers are now choosing to work with strategic staffing partners in order to enhance the technical development and well-being of their organization. These proven benefits continue to outweigh the overwhelming process of hiring internally. For more information on how TRC Professional Solutions can fulfill your staffing needs whether you are in Atlanta or Austin, contact us today!

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Advancements in Technology Leads to Evolution in the Recruitment Process

RecruitmentRecruitment has certainly evolved over time and the role of technology continues to play an instrumental part throughout the hiring process. From the development of recruitment agencies in the 1940’s to the launch of LinkedIn in 2003, there has been monumental progress that has ultimately transformed today’s employment landscape. New technological advancements will continue to drive the future of recruitment strategy. But, how exactly has this process evolved and where do job seekers stand moving forward? Let’s take a look and see how it all began:

In the 1950’s, the CV became the standard means when it came to listing out qualifications and experiences to potential employers. This process began to slowly transform in the 1970’s when recruitment agencies started to modify and filter how they searched for candidates. During this time, the first job advertisements appeared in newspapers and commercial computers slowly made their way into the market.

Shortly after the launch of Apple’s first PC in 1976, the development of applicant tracking systems soon followed. In the 2000’s, recruitment methods took off rapidly as 43% of job seekers used the Internet in their job search in 2003. In 2010, organizations began to implement Social Media within their business practices and as a way to connect and engage with potential candidates with their brand.

Since then, the rise in Smartphone usage has impacted the way we connect with employers, candidates, and hiring managers. The heavy increase in mobile traffic means that employers needed a plan in order to accommodate today’s mobile friendly demographic. Organizations are now focusing on reorganizing their entire website infrastructure to accommodate the changes in candidate behavior. A recent study from Kelton Global reveals that “70% of job seekers are willing to apply for a job via smartphone, but more than a quarter of larger companies said that not a single part of their hiring process has been mobile-optimized.” By the end of 2015, 86% of active candidates will use their smartphone to begin a job search.

The evolution doesn’t stop here. Technology will continue to serve as the direct liaison among all aspects of the hiring process. If you have any feedback on how technology has helped you throughout your career, connect with us today or join the conversation with us on Twitter!

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