How does AVID Technical Resources qualify each candidate?
Each technical recruiter at AVID takes the time to meticulously screen every candidate. After a thorough conversation to determine if the candidate is not only a technical fit, but also a cultural, our technical recruiters ask non-technical questions to help ensure that we’re providing the best possible candidates to our client. How long would the daily commute be? Will the candidate be taking the train, a bus or driving? Has the person had a similar commute in the past? How many other technical job opportunities is the candidate looking at? Is he or she close to accepting another position?
These non-technical questions are often just as important as the technical ones. However, to further assist with technically qualifying each candidate, we often have our clients put together a list of information technology questions that we can ask each prospective job seeker. If a candidate scores lower than a specified score, we will not proceed with that person.
If the candidate passes our initial phone screening process, our technical recruiters will immediately check two professional references. We dig deep with each reference to ensure we’re providing our clients with a proven technical professional that have demonstrated they are not only technically sound, but reliable and trustworthy as well. The references must come from a former manager who oversaw their work and can speak in depth about his or her ability. No personal references are permitted. No peers. Only direct supervisors or managers.
Finally, before a resume is sent to a client, our technical recruiters go out of our way to meet most every job seeker. If the candidate cannot come into our office to sit down with us in person, we will go to them. Only after the candidate passes our thorough in-person screening process is his or her information finally sent to our client.
How is the IT contract rate determined?
What if I need an IT contractor immediately?
What guarantee do I have that an AVID IT contractor will finish my assignment?
Am I bound to any specific duration of time when engaging an IT contractor through AVID?
What if I want to hire an AVID IT contractor on full-time?
Which geographical areas can AVID Technical Resources provide IT contractors or full-time hires?
AVID Technical Resources is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices throughout the country. We have two additional offices in the New England area. For our clients within this geography, our recruiting model will not change.
Although some clients may not be located near one of our offices, AVID still believes in meeting each and every hiring manager face to face so we will come to you directly whether we have to drive or fly. If a client is looking for multiple resources, AVID has a relationship with a national provider of temporary office space. We will fly one or more of our technical recruiters to the client’s location to conduct our recruiting.