New Benefits for IT Professionals

Since IT consultants change IT jobs a bit more frequently than most other professionals, they definitely spend more time comparing benefits.  Recently, a company in the information technology field has started offering a bold, innovative benefit: pre-cation.  What makes pre-cation different from anything IT recruiters, IT staffing firms, and IT contractors have seen before?  It puts more faith into new hires.  42Floors, the company offering this benefit, basically grants a paid vacation before new hires start, so they can be fully recharge and refreshed on their first day of work.

While IT recruiting companies, technical recruiters, and IT professionals may be quick to dismiss this benefit as too good to be true, it’s actually exactly what a benefit should be.  Benefits are meant to make employees happy.  Happy employees are the ones who work hard and contribute the most to their companies. So will pre-cation become more popular?  Only time will tell, but it’s a good lesson to other IT companies: awesome benefits attract and keep awesome employees.


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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.