Here’s Why It Matters to You That Our Recruiters Love Working at EdgeLink

James HatchYour staffing partner’s culture matters more than you’d think. The best IT staffing firms make sure their sales and recruiting teams are happy because it gets you the biggest bang for your buck. Happy employees boost productivity, raise customer satisfaction, and act in the best interest of their clients. Happy recruiters feel connected to the businesses they serve and have a stake in how they perform.

I know because that’s exactly what happens here at EdgeLink. In my role as a Recruiter with EdgeLink, I have seen first-hand the ways we’ve built a working atmosphere where our recruiters are happy and take ownership of the success of our business and that of our clients. Here is how all that matters to you. Continue reading

Should You Be Working with a Staffing Firm?

Should You Be Working with a Staffing Firm

Competition in the current IT market is nothing if not fierce. Less than five years ago, employers had their pick of a plentiful liter. Now, the roles are reversed. Highly qualified candidates have an almost celebrity status, receiving offers from countless companies that all want a piece of them.

Those companies that move fast, using all the available resources at their disposal, are winning out. At times, that means augmenting internal hiring practices with the abilities of a professional staffing agency. But before you reach out to a staffing partner, ask yourself the following questions. Continue reading

How You Can Get The Best IT Talent In A Tough Market

IT Talent in a Tough Market

If you’ve tried to hire an IT professional in the past six months, you may have noticed it more challenging than before. Maybe you found the right person but they accepted another position before you could extend an offer. Or it could be that they started your job but left half way through the contract for another, “better” position. Two market trends have been the largest contributors to this occurrence:

1.)    The IT job market continues to steadily grow, having expanded 31% in the last 15 years.

2.)    The unemployment rate in IT is 2.3%.

The increase in technology jobs in the market along with a low number of IT professionals looking for work has made it harder to find IT talent today. Additionally, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation found that 48.3% of college students that initially enrolled in STEM programs are changing their minds and pursing non-STEM related fields.

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When You Should Switch Your IT Staffing Provider

In today’s IT market, it’s getting harder and harder to find the technical talent you need to complete projects.  Many managers have found that recruiting on their own isn’t doing the trick and have turned to an IT staffing provider.  When partnering with a firm to help your hiring needs it’s important that you work with the right IT staffing partner. Doing so will help you successfully find high quality consultants for your open positions.  Working with the wrong partner though, can leave your jobs sitting open for weeks on end, leaving your projects stalled.

Obviously, if you’re not getting your jobs filled, it’s probably time to switch IT staffing companies.  But what are some other key traits that can clue you in that it’s time to switch?  Check out our list below of four examples that will tell you it’s time to find a new partner: Continue reading

The 7 Best Updates to Make to Your IT Resume

According to a research study done by TheLadders.com, it takes a recruiter six seconds to review your resume and decide if you are a fit for their job or not.  Yes, you read that right.  Not six minutes, six seconds.

You know that having a resume that effectively showcases your skills and abilities is important. However, it can be easy to add your most recent job to the top of the document, click save and hope for the best.  It’s important to revisit your resume every so often to maintain that it is in its most efficient form for landing you your next job.

Let this blog be the motivation you need to go over your resume and make sure you make these seven critical updates: Continue reading