Summer Fridays in IT are Dead?

IT staffing firms, IT contractors, and IT managers may be basking in the glow of Summer Fridays, but all things considered, they are merely a mirage these days (and not just in information technology, but in most fields).  IT recruiting companies can testify to the fact that IT consultants are no longer just reachable on the clock.  They’re also generally available on cell phones and email, no matter the day or hour.  (IT headhunters themselves are also often expected by IT staffing companies to be available 24-7 via various methods of contact.)  A willingness to be constantly available at work is so common IT recruiting agencies often see it on resumes.

Obviously this trend alone tends to make the Summer Friday more of an idea than a practice in various IT jobs.  Perhaps the upside of this death of actual Summer Fridays means the birth of a kind of ‘Summer Everydays’.  When technology allows for work to be done outside of work, technical recruiters are seeing flexible work arrangements on a stunningly regular basis.  Even if constant availability is a necessity of ‘Summer Everydays,’ IT staffing agencies should remember all the benefits of an equally constantly flexible schedule.


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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.