The information technology field has always been open to new business practices. One of the newest growing trends is group exercise classes as team-building tools. IT recruiters and IT contractors have become aware of more and more companies that offer classes likeCrossfit in-house and out of the office.
IT staffing firms hear a mélange of good and bad feedback on these classes as team-building exercises. Since the trend is growing, there are of course plenty of IT consultants who tell IT recruiting agencies how much they love the classes and the effect they have on their teams at work. IT staffing companies are certainly also hearing some negative responses from IT professionals on exercise classes as team-building tools. Some people have suggested to IT recruiting companies that intense exercise classes like Crossfit are not appealing to them. Thus they are left out of the activity, effectively making a team-building activity one that actually divides. Others object to team-building exercise classes because they have their own workout routines and classes they are already dedicated to. These people tell IT staffing firms a similar message: these team-building activities divide them from the team.
Because IT recruiting firms are getting mixed reviews, the jury might still be out on the effectiveness of exercise classes in IT jobs. One thing is for sure, though: they certainly get a reaction from employees.
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.