Why are so many firms abandoning MSPs and taking things in house?

By Jerry Brenholz |   Mon, Jun 04, 2018 @ 01:16 PM

I’ve been in the staffing industry for most of my career, first having a successful technical career followed by a career as a technical consultant looking for project work, and for the past 30 years as the owner of ATR International a staffing firm headquartered in the Silicon Valley. ATR was in business when MSPs first arose, we’ve been and still are an MSP for some of our clients, and we currently work successfully with our clients’ MSPs. I’m not one for bold pronouncements but it seems to me that lately MSPs are increasingly under pressure.

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The Future Is Bright for Women in Technology

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

There’s a problem in the tech industry that directly affects you and me. Out of all the amazing job opportunities in the field today, only 26% are filled by women like us. That can be a discouraging statistic for a young woman considering where to take her future, but it’s important to address and not brush under the rug. Despite the sector’s prominent gender disparity, the future is actually very bright for women in technology.

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5 Signs You’re Working for a Great Technology Employer

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Mon, May 07, 2018 @ 08:18 AM

There might be record demand for talent in the tech industry, but that does not mean that IT pros have it made. Intense hiring competition has businesses everywhere making lofty promises in order to secure a desperately needed skill set only to fall short on the delivery. After all, it’s easy for your employer to say that they value your IT career but an entirely different endeavor for them to prove it. Here are five surefire signs that you’re working for a great technology employer.

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The Importance of a Healthy IT Hiring Budget

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

It’s no secret that the tech industry is extremely competitive when it comes to landing talent. Because of the state of IT and the field’s skills shortage, budgets have become one of the most talked about topics when looking at hiring for the next quarter or year. That means hiring managers are often in desperate need of tech pros regardless of cost, while HR or Talent Acquisition is tasked with keeping the company’s spend from ballooning out of control. It’s a fine balance, but the execution of your business’ tech goals depend on a healthy IT hiring budget

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The Best Ways to Recruit an Experienced Engineer

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Wed, Apr 18, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

It’s something hiring managers everywhere have encountered firsthand: experienced engineering talent is hard to find. Similar to the hiring problem in the IT industry, the demand for engineers is extremely high, far outpacing the supply of available talent. While there’s a skills shortage that makes hiring difficult, it’s not impossible. There are great engineers out there; it’s just a matter of reaching them, grabbing their attention, and garnering their interest.

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Develop a relationship with a tech recruiter. It will help your career.

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 01:15 PM

In our recent column, 4 Reasons Building Relationships Helps Build Your Tech Career, we outlined why relationships are important to your career. Today we’d like to highlight one particular relationship you should consider cultivating – a relationship with a tech recruiter.

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4 Reasons Building Relationships Helps Build Your Tech Career

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Mon, Apr 02, 2018 @ 08:49 AM

Working in a highly technical field, it’s easy to concentrate on growing your skill set rather than on building relationships. After all, technology evolves at a break-neck pace, demanding that IT professionals keep up if they want to remain successful. However, a healthy tech career is a well-rounded one. Today, over 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Even if you aren’t currently job searching, your career does not exist in a bubble. Building relationships with those around you can help advance your tech career in several key ways.

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4 Reasons Generation Z Is the Future of the Tech Industry

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Wed, Mar 28, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

Today’s profound IT skills shortage makes hiring in tech difficult, but the good news is that there’s a natural boost to the talent pool on its way. Young tech talent entering the workforce can be a big help to businesses with skilled positions that go unfilled for months on end. While Millennials have often stolen the spotlight in this regard, how many more Millennials will enter the industry now that they’re outside of college and employed in other fields? It’s Generation Z that is already making an impact in IT and shaping the direction of the tech industry.

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How the Screening Process Works at ATR

By Josh Seliner |   Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 07:57 AM

Getting the screening process right is so critical; ATR recruiting manager Josh Seliner advises how to do it better

Hiring a new employee can be a scary prospect. The stakes are high – if you get it wrong you’ve wasted time training and coaching and it becomes not just an inconvenience but an unnecessary expense. Even if you get the end result right, the process of getting to that great hire can be a lengthy road, and at the very least it’s time consuming.

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How FinTech Is Changing the Landscape of Hiring in IT

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Mon, Mar 19, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

It’s hard to find an industry that technology hasn’t touched. The fingerprints of the IT field are everywhere, ingraining tech pros within sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, and telecommunications. The finance industry is no different, with the rise of Financial Technology (FinTech), short for financial technology, making a dramatic impact. As the very fabric of financial institutions changes and becomes increasingly reliant on technological advancement, it is affecting tech hiring everywhere.

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