IT Hiring in 2014: What is Your Hiring Strategy?

As 2013 draws to a close, it’s a great time to look back on your company’s performance this year and note where you did well, as well as assess ways you can improve in the coming year. If you have an Information Technology department, you should take the time to really study it as best as you can. Everything in IT changes notoriously fast, and it takes a lot of effort to stay on top of it.

Be aware of your situation.
You want to have a strategy in place before your entire IT staff is overworked and facing down an important deadline. Make sure you know all of your employees well. Are they able to get all of their assigned tasks done easily? Are they bored in their current position and likely to start looking for a more challenging job in your company or elsewhere? At a company level, is there any expected growth for the new year, and if so, do you have a plan for how to handle it? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, it’s time to get more in touch with your workplace.

Consider temporary staff.
There has been much concern in the business world lately about the Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—and what that means for employers. If you employ more than 50 full-time workers, then you will soon need to find a way to provide them with healthcare. Temporary and seasonal workers, however, are exempt from this mandate. This makes hiring temporary staff an affordable option for a company looking for extra help.

Partner with Contemporary Staffing.
The new year is a perfect time to get started with one of our IT staffing specialists. When your company has a job opening, you often have to go searching for talent. The benefit of working with Contemporary Staffing is that the talent comes directly to us. Why? Because smart job hunters know that we have direct access to great companies, including opportunities that aren’t advertised elsewhere. Get in touch with us today to start a conversation with us about your company’s goals in 2014.