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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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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Did Your Staffing Firm Overpromise?

By ATR International |   Tue, Aug 01, 2017 @ 06:55 AM

Did your staffing firm overpromise?

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Are You An In Demand IT Professional? You Want To Work With ATR International

By ATR International |   Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

hear-from-you.pngAre you a C++, Java, or .NET Developer? Then we want to talk to you! Do you have seven or more years of experience? We really want to meet you!

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Top-Paying IT Certifications

By ATR International |   Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Recently, Global Knowledge, a leading learning services and professional development solutions provider, released the results of their 2015 IT Skills and Salary Survey. They received responses from more than 11,000 IT and business professionals in North America, and the survey has a number of interesting findings and information to report. One that caught our eye right away was the 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications.

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Are Your IT Contractor Pay Rates Competitive? They Need To Be.

By Jerry Brenholz |   Tue, Feb 03, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

“They were the perfect candidate…had the exact skills…the hiring manager loved them…the compensation offered just wasn’t enough…they accepted a better offer.”

We hear this conversation daily inside our office, sometimes it seems like hourly, and it’s becoming more frequent. Of course we could shut the door, but it’s better to listen and learn. These conversations are a sure sign that the talent wars are heating up. People actively looking are able to be more selective and demand higher pay, and the passive candidates are even harder to connect with and harder to lure away.

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One Simple Way To Gain A Hiring Advantage Over Your Competitors

By Jeff Monaghan, Director of Marketing |   Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

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Do Certifications Really Help IT Job Seekers?

By Jeff Monaghan, Director of Marketing |   Tue, Dec 02, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

As an IT professional you know how quickly things can change.  Innovation and new technology constantly drives the industry forward.  Smart IT professionals know that they have to stay abreast of changes and developments both so they can bring the latest technology and best practices to their company and so they remain relevant and highly employable in their career. 
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How To Get The Most From Your IT Staffing Firm

By ATR International |   Thu, Sep 11, 2014 @ 08:11 AM

Finding good people to work at your company is a challenge. It’s time consuming and takes a lot of effort and for most business people hiring is just one of their job responsibilities, and not always a core competency. This is why companies turn to external partners to help. You always want to ensure you’re getting the best and talent management is so critical you really want a successful partnership with your staffing supplier. We asked our “experts,” our IT recruiters and others on our staff, for their advice on how to do it.

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Hey IT Hiring Managers! MSPs Can Be Your Friend

By ATR International |   Wed, Aug 20, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

Depending on who you talk to it can seem as though MSPs are the answer to everything or the worst idea ever. Most people’s opinions fall more reasonably on the spectrum, but where you land likely depends on what your role is and how you interact with an MSP. Procurement professionals are more obvious champions while hiring managers and suppliers might give mixed reviews. If you’re an IT manager working with an MSP you’ve certainly got your own opinion – a bane, a boon, or a little of both?

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