As an IT recruiting company, it’s critical that we form strong partnerships and affiliations with various industries. Examples of this include partnering with local colleges and universities to gain access to local talent; subscribing to numerous sites to post our jobs; creating social media sites to increase our exposure; joining and/or attending IT events such as Help Desk Institute seminars, Tech Collective and BBJ breakfasts; teaming up with leading healthcare providers such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental to provide benefits and Fidelity Investments so our contractors can invest in a 401k.
- Colleges & Universities:
In the highly competitive IT recruiting business, it’s essential to form close relationships with local colleges and universities. As a result, IT recruiting firms can build strong partnerships with many of the premiere local colleges, universities and technical schools, continually posting their positions and forming relationships with key personal in the career centers. Such relationships can help gain access to some of the best up and coming talent, while further promoting the IT staffing company.
- Resume Databases & Job Boards:
Although most IT staffing firms can boast that their database houses thousands of local IT resumes, it’s imperative that their IT recruiters have access to additional job boards to ensure they have every means possible to find the very best talent. These memberships include: Monster, CareerBuilder, Hot Jobs, Dice, Net Temps and even Craig’s List. In addition, it’s critical the technical recruiting firm also utilizes social media sites such as Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.
In order to remain current on new industry trends, IT headhunters should have affiliations with many of the leading IT organizations such as the Help Desk Institute, Tech Collective, NEHIMSS and their local Business Journal. These relationships allow IT recruiters to keep abreast of new technology trends in addition to networking with highly qualified resources.
In an effort to attract and retain the very best contract resources, IT recruiting agencies should have strong insurance and retirement offerings. Insurance may be limited to healthcare, but could also include disability and/or life insurance as well. Retirement offers should include a 401(k) plan, possibly even with a company match.
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.