Hiring temporary resources for particular projects or assignments has become a common trend among the US companies. Almost all industry domains are having a good lot of temporary workforce. Thus, with the high demand for temporary staff especially in IT, there is record-breaking number of temporary jobs available giving rise to newer trends in IT staffing.

Here are the trends and their impact on your business:

With More Vacancies, Grows the Competition:

The extensive demand for skilled IT professionals has given the candidates an edge over employers with the choice to select from the greater number of offers available. Thus, it makes it all the more difficult for employers to grab the talented ones. At the same time, IT sector is not at all slowing down on this, making the competition tougher for employers.

Multi-Talented is the New Skill:

Though the specialists are still in demand, the new requirement is for the generalists or the professionals who can take care of more than one aspect. Companies look for full-stack developers who can easily manage the front end as well as back end development and guide the teams and ensure that the project moves forward towards a successful completion.

Compensation is Not the Criterion:

Earlier, it was decided! The employer that offers higher salary will get the talent. But, now the scenario has changed. Candidates look for added benefits as well! What benefits, facilities and growth opportunities do the employer has to offer, etc. If you consider money as the only bait for attracting talent, then you are on wrong track!

You Need to Go Hi-tech:

Being in IT business and still using the obsolete or out-dated technology is not just accepted! The developers and other IT pros of prevailing times are used to working on advanced technologies and platforms and so, as an employer you need to offer them the same to become a preferred choice.

You are Already Under Scrutiny:

With everything online, your social media pages, company review sites and your corporate website, candidates know it all! You cannot fool the potential clients by saying anything about yourself, they have already done their job and know almost everything about you and carry a certain image of you. So be aware of what is being said and written about you and stay aware that candidates are also reading the same.

These changing IT staffing trends are probably about to bring challenges for employers as it is getting more difficult to attract skilled professionals and retain them. Even in temporary or Contract Staffing, it becomes challenging to make individuals view the wider benefits of associating with a firm. Thus, an IT staffing solutions provider can help companies find the best fit for them as well as provide right career path for individuals who are looking for better opportunities.