IT recruiters and IT staffing firms are starting to see a lot more discussion among employers and IT professionals about benefits like parental leave. More and more companies are telling technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies that their IT jobs now come with benefit meant to provide work-life balance. The newest company to jump on this bandwagon is Netflix, who is now offering unlimited parental leave.
This policy might seem too good to be true—and the reality is that it could be. As with unlimited vacation time policies, IT staffing companies and IT recruiting firms are likely to find that their candidates simply don’t use this benefit. In companies where the workload is intense, company culture can make it hard to actually take vacation time or parental leave, let alone unlimited time. This is for a lot of reasons: perhaps IT professionals are worried about letting down their managers or their teammates. Perhaps they are simply surrounded by a lot of workaholics and find it hard not to act similarly. Whatever the reasons, these work-life balances are a good first step, but IT recruiting agencies aren’t likely to see them used just yet. It will definitely require an adjustment!
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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.