Andrea Brenholz - CMO

As Chief Marketing Officer, Andrea is responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of ATR's internet, social media, advertising, and general marketing initiatives. She is a 10 year veteran of the staffing industry.

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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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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 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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HR’s Important Role in Recruiting Top Tech Talent

By Andrea Brenholz - CMO |   Wed, Mar 07, 2018 @ 07:55 AM

At a time when each open IT position in a company represents an outright battle to find and hire a great tech pro, it’s easy to think that the best approach is to act quickly and bypass anything that seems like it might slow you down. In many cases, this may mean that departmental managers and executives are involved but may fail to take Human Resources into account. Fairly or not, HR is sometimes seen as a hindrance rather than a help, especially when hiring specialized talent like technical or IT workers. However, for those recruiting top tech talent, it’s necessary to understand the significant impact the HR department can have on hiring success or failure.

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