The results are in! Techserve Alliance and Inverno released the results of the first of its kind study of IT Staffing firms, clients and candidates. This is the first study of its kind to examine the flexible IT workforce from three distinct perspectives: clients, candidates and staffing firms. The findings, based on the responses of more than 700 survey participants, provide an in depth analysis of the state of the IT staffing industry. The survey was conducted online between June 11, 2012 and October 4, 2012. In the next few posts, I will be sharing some interesting points from the survey.
This first point is from the candidate perspective and mirrors our own recent experience with a C# candidate. Almost 1/3 of IT professionals found their most recent position in two weeks or less. Most candidates, (84%) accepted a position within 3 months. This means if you are hiring and you have a very qualified candidate presented, you have to move fast or you run the risk of losing out on the talent.
How do you know if the person is qualified or not? One way is to work with a reputable IT Staffing firm. You can find reputable firms by searching here.