Do you work in an IT staffing environment that is cluttered with noise such as music, loud talking, or random distractions? Perhaps you work in a dead silent area where you can hear a pin drop. If you enjoy these conditions, by all means continue working! If you find that you are having trouble focusing, the IT recruiters of AVID Technical Resources suggest white noise to help keep you on track.
Do You Hear That?
The funny thing about white noise is you typically do not realize it’s there until it’s turned off. White noise helps to block out static noises that could otherwise disrupt your work. Almost every college student has hit the library to study for finals or perfect their resume, only to be irritated by the dead silent air and frequent disruption of page turning, sneezes, or pencils dropping. With background noise in smaller areas of IT recruiting firms, these distractions are instantly reduced. This allows individuals to focus and gather their thoughts.
There are plenty of ways for technical recruiters and hiring managers to distract themselves from different background noises, but often these distractions can cause noise clutter. If one IT recruiter is listening to his music and another chooses to drone out the other’s music with a song of his own, soon there will be chaos. Be mindful of others when choosing your selection and keep the volume low if you choose to do this.
Some can ignore the music and continue working, but when they hear a song they are sick of, they will keep changing the song until they find one they like. Other IT headhunters may become hung up on lyrics and cannot think clearly. The best thing about white noise is, there are no words and the music plays itself!
Where to Get It
Your white noise might be right in your IT recruiting office. That fan, air conditioner, or vent can provide you with the right amount of white noise to cancel out the sounds of shuffling paper or opening and closing of doors. If the volumes of distractions are too loud, consider buying your own white noise machine or playing music.
Everyone works differently, so be mindful of your habits!
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.