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Over the years, VAR Staffing has experienced a fair number of interesting questions regarding both our services and our clients. Some questions were straight forward and easy to answer; others gave us pause and required some thought.
One question which arises periodically is not directly related - Read More
One of the most often asked questions that we are answering for our existing and potential partners, comrades inside the channel, as well as inquisitive candidates has to be…”What is the most common position you are placing these days”? Well, that’s not always the - Read More
During a conversation with one of our partners, the owner addressed their concern with employee retention. Effectively he lamented: “What is a business owner to do; keep training your staff and risk losing them to competition, or don’t train your staff and risk having to fire them? - Read More
With the year-end and holiday season upon us, timing could be ideal to add your next impactful staff member to your team. Many of VAR Staffing’s clients use December to get a head start accelerating their success in the coming New Year. Here are just a few of our observations made over the - Read More
Over the years, VAR Staffing has had the pleasure and privilege of observing some interesting and effective practices of on-boarding new employees. While every firm is unique in so many different ways, there are equally important commonalities to improve the experience of bringing a - Read More
If you happen to be a Beatles fan, perhaps you recognize the song title “It Don’t Come Easy”, originally sung by Ringo Starr way back in 1971. For many MSPs and VARs we suspect the title will resonate as it seems to apply equally to hiring technical staff members.
And while - Read More
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
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
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
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