How to Attract and Retain the Best IT Candidates

There is an ever increasing need for technology professionals as the US economy continues to see some of the lowest unemployment rates ever. This trend is even more prominent within the IT and Software sector. IT developers to fill these on-site jobs are experiencing an increase in demand, yet are getting difficult to find and retain.

As the demand increases companies need to change their approach to find the best candidates. There is an increasing use of technology and specifically artificial intelligence to scour the web in search of candidates. This may produce results when considering volume. But we believe strong social networks and reputation in the market is key to finding the best candidate for hard to fill positions.

Maintaining relationships with a pool of candidates is essential to a successful staffing practice. This pool may not be the ultimate person placed in the role, but is the connection to finding the right candidate. Time needs to be invested to build these relationships and nurture them. Staffing companies that are solely transactional finding candidates off the job boards are a dime a dozen. Recruiters with strong business networks across specific technology platforms are the ones that succeed.

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Recruiters with strong business networks across specific technology platforms maintain the healthiest pool of high quality IT candidates.

At the same time organizations needs to adapt in how they source and maintain IT candidates. Though companies are accustomed to working with temporary staff on either short or long term projects. But these temporary staff need to be treated equally as well as your full-time employees. If you simply treat them as insignificant members you are not going to experience the long-term success with them.

Learn more about how Macrosoft’s Staff Augmentation services can provide the best candidates for your company.

Macrosoft has a 25 year history finding great candidates for great clients. We have found that even more important than the pay rate is a flexible work environment. Providing people the flexibility to maintain a great work-life balance and offering a desirable work environment, ensures you can attract and retain the best talent.  Topping this list is the ability to work from their home office on a regular basis. Sure people may slip out and get a haircut but you will quickly know based on their output that people remain equally if not more productive when given the opportunity to work remotely.

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Companies who offer a good work life balance to employees have a better chance of retaining talent long term.

At Macrosoft we are committed to maintaining relationships with clients and keeping a competitive pool of highly qualified candidates. We continually advise our clients to ensure that your work environment is geared to attracting and retaining these high-quality people through competitive compensation and an opportunity to maintain a work-life balance.

At Macrosoft we are committed to maintaining relationships with clients and keeping a competitive pool of highly qualified candidates. We continually advise our clients to ensure that your work environment is geared to attracting and retaining these high-quality people through competitive compensation and an opportunity to maintain a work-life balance.

Learn more about how Macrosoft’s Staff Augmentation services can provide the best candidates for your company.

By John Kullmann | April 3rd, 2019 | Staffing

About the Author

John Kullmann Vice President of Technology Solutions Macrosoft

John Kullmann

John is Vice President of Technology Solutions for Macrosoft. In that capacity, he works with new and existing clients to clearly understand their requirements and translate them for the software development teams. John has extensive experience in Six Sigma, Lean Engineering and managing international operations. His background has allowed him to be responsible for ensuring ongoing client satisfaction. John consistently provides excellent customer service, ensuring the highest quality.John collaborates with all members of the leadership and operation teams, during the creation of new services. Similarly, he is Macrosoft’s corporate face, ensuring our messaging and content represent the high-tech, high-quality of Macrosoft.John is a frequent speaker at industry events and is the Chairman of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Tech Talk Forum.Though John always takes his work very seriously, he does not take himself so serious. Outside of work, John sits on the Board of Directors for Family Nature Summits. Additionally, he plays tennis and enjoys every outdoor activity.

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