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August 14th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Everyone wants to know; both employers and employees.  What are the top paying certifications in the IT industry? One answer comes from Global Knowledge, in their recently released 15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2018 survey. Their survey was conducted in late 2017, and released in 2018. - Read More
July 19th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Often, landing top talent gives a solution provider the competitive edge needed to secure important business over their competition. Conversely, losing a top performer can be catastrophic to a practice, allowing that same competition to displace existing clients. MSPs are particularly vulnerable - Read More
June 26th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Early January 2018, VAR Staffing wrote a short blog on the most predictable question posed to recruiting companies; “How long will it take to fill this position?” There are 6 main points that directly influence the answer to that important question, and you can review them again if - Read More
June 13th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Linkedin recently released an interesting Workforce Report for June 2018 providing insights into localized employment trends in 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas.  With over 149 million U.S. Linkedin profiles and over 3.0 million jobs posted on Linkedin every month, this provides access to - Read More
May 7th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Interview questions are the foundation of determining who gets hired. Ask the wrong questions; hire the wrong person. Everyone acknowledges how difficult it can be sometimes to correctly identify good talent.  One reason behind that challenge is many companies utilize only one type of - Read More
April 30th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Most VARs / MSPs were not started by sales professionals; therefore, training and managing sales professionals likely becomes one of the biggest challenges a company owner faces when growing their firm. In my 25+ career years of business ownership AND recruiting both for my firm’s internal - Read More
April 17th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Is the age-old interviewing practice of asking a candidate about their current salary level or compensation history about to become illegal? What ????????????????? Several cities and states have already passed legislation that broadly prohibits companies in the private sector from asking questions - Read More
April 10th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Times they are a changing!  At least as it applies towards liberalization / legalization of recreational and medical marijuana usage. So, what’s a VAR / MSP to do when it comes to your drug screening and employment policies?   Especially in a tight labor market for technical - Read More
April 2nd, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
Much has been written and studies abound in the quest to identify those characteristics that make a good employee your “best” employee.  While there will always be differences of opinion, there are common traits that cross all roles and functions. Desired traits in a “ - Read More
March 26th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
With national low employment rate hovering around 4.1%, and unemployment for technical professions even lower, employee turnover seems inevitable.  And as many employers will tell you; that is sometimes good and sometimes bad for the company. So, what should you do when a long term or even a - Read More