The IT staffing is a very demanding industry. When clients need to utilize an IT recruiting agency’s services, it’s typically because they need a highly technical resource as soon as possible. Therefore, it’s imperative that IT recruiters are always proactive with candidate searches so their response time is immediate.
To ensure technical recruiting companies are able to meet these tough demands, their IT recruiters are typically on the phone and sourcing candidates all day long (often inviting the local resources in to meet with them throughout each week). This proactive approach ensures much of the screening has been completed by the time the IT recruiting company receives a call from their client.
However, given the complex nature of the technology industry and the numerous skill sets on both the infrastructure and applications development side, IT staffing firms obviously cannot have the entire pre-screening checklist completed before they get the call from their client in every instance. IT recruiters understand the demands of the IT staffing industry, therefore when the time calls to buckle down and work late, they’re typically up for the challenge. It’s not uncommon for IT recruiters to work 12-hour days.
Another complexity of the technical recruiting business is the nature of our industry. For better or for worse, IT recruiters are dealing with what is probably the most unpredictable product out there: People. No matter how well a technical recruiter screens or how well they treat each prospective candidate, there is no guarantee a person will show up to work each day and do the job asked of them. Therefore, to eliminate any chance of providing an unreliable, unprofessional or non-qualified contractor to clients, the screening process is extremely thorough. This typically includes checking two technical references from a current and/or former manager. Additionally, IT recruiting firms typically provide background and/or drug testing at their own expense.
About AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.