ATR Visits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

By ATR International |   Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:01 AM

We believe in giving back and supporting the organizations that help make them safe and strong.  ATR International supports our employees’ individual efforts and contributes at the corporate level too. We are privileged to help many wonderful local and national non-profits that provide critical services.

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Why We Offer Volunteering Time Off and How it Impacts Our Community

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

When ATR began in 1988, it was with the desire to help people come together to produce something positive. While that happens every time we match a skilled job seeker with an incredible company, we also believe that businesses like ours have a corporate responsibility to help the world and contribute to society outside of the services we deliver. Knowing that philanthropy is the best way to achieve that, we instituted a Volunteering Time Off program long ago, and it’s something I’m personally very proud of.

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A 4th of July Promise

By ATR International |   Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

Holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and reflection, and this 4th of July is no different. Back in 2012, Jerry Brenholz, who cofounded ATR International with his wife Maria 30 years ago, wrote about what America meant to him and his family in honor of the holiday:

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Unconscious Bias in Hiring – Ways to Avoid It

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 02:18 PM

Unconscious bias is a fact of human existence. That doesn’t mean we should accept it, far from it. In all areas of life, we should work to recognize and combat it.

Unconscious bias in hiring means overlooking a candidate because of something like race or age. It means elevating or dismissing someone because of something irrelevant to job performance. It makes hiring a diverse workforce harder, which hurts innovation and profitability since studies show a diverse workforce is a more profitable workforce. Simply put, in the hiring process, bias means that companies lose out on great workers and suffer for it. It’s so important then for companies to recognize where in the process it occurs and take steps to avoid it.

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Three New Tools That Make The Interview Process Better

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Mon, Jun 18, 2018 @ 09:28 AM

Interviewing – a process that no one looks forward to.

Whether you’re trying to get hired or looking for a great employee, the interview process has problems; the worst may be that it just doesn’t work that well. Studies have shown that up to 50% of new hires don’t work out. That’s a big number. But what’s a good number? Employee turnover is estimated to cost anywhere from $5-10,000 to 2x the annual compensation per lost employee. At those rates, even half that number is costly.

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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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