Finding the Right IT Talent for Your Company
Finding the right talent
In many cases, programs and equipment are designed with the end user in mind. They are carefully crafted to be as easy to operate as the situation allows. Doing so is a double-edged sword. It allows a far broader population to operate the machine or program well enough, but also reduces the basic understanding of how the item works. When a conflict arises or a breakdown occurs, the expertise to repair the issue is scarcer. Businesses do not wish to spend more than is necessary, so if the experts are not needed such are not hired. Such has created a vacuum of understanding and expertise in the business community. The need for competent and experienced experts continues to rise but the supply for them is not meeting that need. Most businesses of reasonable size or greater rely on both information technology and complicated systems for day-to-day operation. Without proper maintenance or operation, data can be corrupted, lost, or mishandled. Such includes vital company data such as financial records or personnel files. In such cases, data loss is a best-case scenario. In recent years, very public issues have come to light with companies like Sony where customer data was breached, causing massive backlash and embarrassment. Even with reparations made, the damage to a company’s reputation can take years to correct.
This is where businesses face multiple choices, all of which seemingly risky. The most direct is to have the business attempt to hire IT specialists directly. The usual methods are still available such as seeking out technical colleges and finding fresh experts. Some companies use professional hiring individuals to ‘head hunt’ promising people to work for their companies. Experience is preferred, but in some cases not required. However, as most companies have a need for these experts, competition is beyond fierce. With a limited pool of available talent, there will inevitably be companies that do not have the positions filled. The second option is outsourcing. Companies can accept that desperately hunting for reliable experts is a losing game, and risky. As such, they instead seek out outside groups or staffing companies to lend their experts to the tasks at hand. Some companies are amiable to using another site for their computing needs, allowing those experts to remain in a second location. Doing so runs the risk of data being breached, as in-transit is the most risky time for any information. Such leaves the option of a staffing company. In such cases, experts are certified and vetted by an outside company but sent to the hiring location to work with their information on-site. This can be the best of all options as the business gets a skilled and certified expert to work on their needs, while keeping information in-house.
Staffing services is a niche market that has exploded in recent years as companies realize the benefits of having an expert hired, vetted, and maintained for immediate use. These companies act like independent human resources groups, taking the time to screen applicants, and ensure that not only are they the best in their work, but remain so. Most do not realize that staffing companies thrive by being ready with a pool of workers at the ready to immediately be sent to a nearby business. Instead of just basic workers, groups like Axians redtoo have IT specialists, workers, and even management-level associates ready to step in and help a company achieve its goals. Members of these companies are officially members of the staffing group, but are dedicated to stepping in and helping the client company do what needs done. That means integrating into their structure, working with established employees, and giving it their all.
Axians redtoo, and other staffing groups, thrive on two basic ideas. First, their workers are maintained experts, and second they are able to seamlessly enter a workforce for as long as needed. The first aspect is one that Axians redtoo takes great pride in. As an IT group, they are painfully aware of the nature of the field. It continually advances and evolves. To that end, their experts are heavily encouraged while not actively working on a site to study, obtain new certifications, and continue to strive for that bleeding edge and be ready. This makes them malleable in the workforce, and ready to tackle any given challenge. The second aspect is the realization that a contract can last a few hours or a few months. Associates must be ready and skilled enough to arrive at a new site and immediately begin to integrate into the hardware, software, and work environment. Rather than be there to boast or become a source of contention, these experts know how to be cooperative and work with others. Team players that understand how together they are better and stronger as a group. Axians redtoo specialists are there to support your staff and help you achieve your goals. They are a symbiotic group, thriving with their partner businesses rather than competing with them. As a safeguard for the client business, the staffing group even maintains more members in the pool than is typically needed at a given moment. If a conflict does arise, a simple call can be made and the person is replaced nearly immediately. Safeguards are made to ensure the company is never left in trouble or stuck with a difficult situation caused by Axians redtoo.