In this job market, you need an edge when trying to find IT talent. All of the latest data shows that IT talent, whether it’s front-end, back-end, or full-stack, is both hard to find and difficult to retain. But there is one effective resource out there that can cut your time to hire IT talent. IT staffing agencies can deliver exceptional talent. Whether you’re looking for contract workers, contract-to-hire, or just trying to fill a permanent position, IT staffing agencies have proven themselves to be exceptional partners in the race to find technology talent. How do IT staffing agencies pull this off, especially now, when the market is so tight? Can an IT staffing agency really help you find that needle in the haystack you’ve been looking for? If you haven’t considered working with IT staffing agencies, this article will help you understand why these partnerships could be so important to your hiring team.
How Do Tech Staffing and Recruitment Agencies Work?
Companies partner with technical staffing agencies to source, pre-screen, and hire technology talent. These partnerships can take various forms, from contingent staffing of temporary IT help to retained search for some of the toughest tech jobs you need to fill. Ultimately, technical staffing agencies have one goal: to find your IT talent even in the toughest markets.
This work is often handled through the proactive solicitation of candidates who have not applied to your jobs. It’s a time-consuming, labor-intensive process that requires specialized tools and a great deal of tech savvy to start these conversations. In most companies, HR teams are spread thin, handling everything from interviewing candidates to enforcing policies, training, orientation, employee surveys—and so much more. Technical staffing agencies do one thing: they look for IT talent, build relationships with these potential candidates, and then nurture them into the interview process in your company. It’s a process that never stops in most technical staffing agencies. The result is that these firms can not only take a huge load of work off the plates of your HR teams, but they also bring robust networks of talent to your open jobs.
Why should your company consider partnering with a technical staffing agency? Ask yourself these questions:
· Do you have IT roles that have gone unfilled for too long?
· Are these unfilled roles slowing innovation initiatives?
· Are these unfilled roles putting more pressure on your existing teams?
· Do your HR teams feel frustrated because they are pulled in so many directions?
· Do you feel like your hiring process or IT talent has stalled?
Partnering with technical staffing agencies has several benefits that can eliminate the pressure you’re feeling. What are the benefits of working with a technical staffing agency and how can a firm like Prosum help your company meet its hiring goals?
Benefits of Working with a Specialized IT Staffing Agency to Find Developers
IT staffing agencies are the answer to the big question of where will you find the tech talent you need—fast. The average time to hire IT talent is around or just over two months. IT leadership may take longer and all the signs point to the fact that these numbers are going to increase in the coming years. Certainly, IT talent doesn’t stay on the market long. How can IT staffing agencies help you reduce your time to hire numbers? Some other benefits of working with IT staffing agencies include:
· Reducing time to hire
· Providing access to new skilled IT labor networks
· Having access to flexible work arrangements
Hire Developers Faster
There are several benefits of working with IT staffing agencies, and one of them is that they can help you lower your time-to-hire averages. Technical staffing agencies can help you:
· Access skilled developers
· Offer flexible hiring options
Access to Skilled Developers
Never hire a generalist recruiting firm to do the job of an IT staffing agency. It’s our ability to specialize in the niche world of technology that makes IT staffing agencies like Prosum so valuable to clients. Top developer talent understands this and many express frustrations with recruiters who simply don’t speak their language. This, in turn, allows IT staffing agencies to bring you a better caliber of candidates. IT staffing agencies do one thing all day long; build relationships with tech talent. They do this steadily day in and day out, building on an existing database of thousands of skilled workers. Your HR teams simply do not have the kind of time to devote to this process. It is this access to a skilled developer network that makes IT staffing agencies so valuable to your company.
Flexible Hiring Options
A surprising number of skilled developers these days prefer non-traditional work arrangements. Tech staffing agencies like Prosum can capitalize on these work arrangements, offering:
· Contract staffing services for short term developers, data engineers, project managers—or any other IT role you’re trying to fill.
· Direct hire staffing services that allow us to do the heavy lifting in sourcing, screening, and hiring your full-time talent.
· Contract to hire positions that allow you and the engineer to try it before you buy it. These arrangements are particularly useful for gun-shy developers who are exiting a less than desirable work arrangement.
Today’s tight IT hiring markets demand your flexibility. Tech staffing agencies can fill developer roles with contract staffing services, contract-to-hire, or permanent placement direct hire staffing services depending on the needs, goals, and budgets of your company. Now you may be wondering what kind of IT jobs a tech staffing agency can fill. Can they handle even the most technical positions? The answer, for firms like Prosum, at least, is resoundingly “Yes!”
Some of the Web Development Positions Filled by IT Staffing and Recruitment Agencies
Every tech staffing agency has its own “brag book” of positions they’ve hired for. Generally, a tech staffing agency can help you fill software engineering roles, but good firms can even help you fill in the positions that support developers, such as project managers or business analysts. What roles can a tech staffing agency fill on the developer side? This could include:
· Frontend developers
· Backend developers
· Full-stack developers
Backend Developers who concern themselves with the data pulls that power the functionality of the software. Backend developers may work on application program interfaces (APIs) that allow two pieces of disparate software to work together. Or, they may work on the commands and functionalities that cull data from servers and databases. Backend developers work most often with programming languages like SQL, PHP, Python, Java, and Ruby.
Full-Stack Developers can range across the architecture, using any of the programming languages we’ve discussed or possibly others to get the job done. Most of the developers that say that they’re full-stack, often have a preference or more expertise working in one area of the product. However, full-stack developers are often quite well-rounded, and, like all good programmers, what they don’t know, they can teach themselves.
A good tech staffing agency can fill these roles, but that isn’t all. Just look at the typical jobs that Prosum filled recently:
· Agile Professionals
· Business Analysts/Business Systems Analysts
· Cloud Developers
· CTOs, CIOs, VPs & Directors
· Data Analysts
· DevOps Engineers
· Mobile Developers
· Network Engineers
· Project Managers
· QA Testers
· Helpdesk/Desktop Support
· Systems Engineers
· Product Managers
· UX/UI Designers
· Cloud Engineers
· Database Developers
· Cyber Security
· Principle Engineers/Architects
Each of these roles has its own set of keywords and language that pertains to these highly technical skilled positions. That’s why you need a specialized tech staffing agency team that understands the differences between these roles as well as the methodologies, languages, and processes that make each of these positions and the job skills that perform them so unique. The last thing you want is a recruiter talking with a highly skilled IT worker who doesn’t even understand the role they’re hiring for let alone what that developer does for a living. These kinds of conversations are happening all the time. For the skilled IT worker, talking with an unskilled recruiter who doesn’t understand their business is not only frustrating but it leaves a bad impression of your company. Each of these interactions can either build your brand—or break it down, so choose your tech staffing agency wisely.
Prosum is the Premier IT Staffing and Recruitment Agency for Tech Companies
If your HR team is worried about filling any of these types of positions, consider partnering with a tech staffing agency to meet your hiring needs. We are a leading IT staffing and recruitment agency with the experience and pre-built networks you’ve been looking for. Our years of experience in the IT space means that your search for top frontend, backend, or full-stack developers will always go well. It’s why everyone from big tech companies to small businesses in every industry turns to Prosum for their IT talent. We want to be your IT staffing and recruitment agency. Contact us today to find out how we can help your business.