IT Hiring in 2014 Poses Challenge to Companies Looking for Top Talent

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Having trouble finding the right recruits for your vacant positions? You are not alone. Hiring managers and executives from across the country have identified four key challenges affecting recruiting in 2014:

Lack of Good Recruiters

As many as 60% of US CEOs report having difficulty filling vacant positions, and an astounding 80% of them blame that trend on ineffective recruiters. This trend will only get worse as companies begin to poach top recruiters from one another and stretch their human resources departments even thinner.

Talent Retention

The best way to avoid a difficult recruiting process is to hold onto your best talent, but turnover rates are expected to rise by as much as 25% in 2014. This increase is due to the fact that employees – especially in IT fields – are increasingly comfortable with leaving stable jobs to pursue exciting careers and cutting-edge opportunities. Expect this trend to exacerbate existing recruiting challenges by making the process both more urgent and more ongoing.

Outdated Sourcing Techniques

Companies that have made any attempt to recruit over the last six years know that recession-affected job seekers will jump at any opportunity, even if they are woefully unqualified. Sifting through hundreds of irrelevant resumes to fill a single position is inherently inefficient, but the trend will continue unless companies rely on smarter techniques for sourcing candidates.

Overreliance on In-House Resources

Currently, only 36% of companies outsource some or all of their recruitment efforts. But when you combine the challenges discussed above with the increased competition in the job market and the changing character of the IT candidate pool, it is compromising the ability of many companies to handle all of their own recruiting efforts. Don’t expect it to get any easier in the future.

A Specialized Staffing Firm Can Solve All of These Challenges

If your company is experiencing any of the issues we’ve discussed above, or having trouble attracting top talent in a general way, partnering with a staffing firm that specializes in IT recruitment is a fast, easy, and cost-effective solution.

  • Work with a team of dedicated and proven recruiters
  • Access a pool of carefully vetted IT professionals
  • Relive the burden placed on your in-house recruiters
  • Place targeted job postings directed exclusively at relevant professionals
  • Build a dynamic workforce that motivates your existing talent to stay

TekPartners is a staffing firm that is focused exclusively on providing IT workforce solutions. Rely on us to supplement your recruitment efforts, and avoid the challenges that will affect your competitors this year, and for many years to come.

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