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 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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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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Stop Hiring for Degrees and Start Hiring for Skills

By ATR International |   Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 06:43 AM

Recently, Inc.com wrote about the recruiting philosophy that LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner is advocating - skills not degrees. It’s a shift in thinking that can make a big difference. And with open tech positions outnumbering tech workers, it’s an idea that can help companies as they struggle to find qualified workers to fill the estimated 600,000+ technology positions currently open.

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Why You Must Understand Your Company Culture

By Joel Benevides, VP of Business Development |   Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 06:29 AM

I’ve worked in the staffing industry for almost 20 years. I’ve worked for firms of all sizes and even owned my own staffing firm. I’ve provided hundreds of companies with a wide range of talent, across dozens of industries. And even with all that experience, I don’t have all the answers when it comes to hiring. But I do know that finding the right person for your company is absolutely critical for success. And I also know that every company, regardless of size or stature, struggles with that task.

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Addressing This One Issue Helps You Hire The Best Talent

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

If you’re trying to hire an IT professional, you probably know already that great talent is harder than ever to find, and many in demand professionals field multiple offers. In a competitive marketplace, any delay in making an offer to a candidate can result in losing that candidate. Efficiency is always a good goal but it’s especially critical in your hiring process, and grows in importance as the labor market tightens and competition for talent increases. This is true whether you are hiring to fill a permanent or contingent position.

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