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October 23rd, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
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
August 30th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
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
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