An Appreciation for Talent

An Appreciation for Talent

By John Bemis On September 15, 2016 · In

Updated: April 13, 2023

Welcome to our new blog and part of the new Benchmark IT website. I’d like to start off by musing about my experience during this process and how it’s renewed my appreciation for talent, teamwork, and the power of tech recruitment to help the betterment of companies.

It’s been a whirlwind year of change and growth for Benchmark IT. With this growth, there have come several large projects including a new logo and branding, a new website and blog, our new office space (stay tuned!), and several other important company initiatives. Each of these new initiatives is a project, and we’ve employed a number of professionals to help accomplish them all.

Our Tech Recruitment Efforts

In many ways, our process to find tech talent has embodied a typical Software Development Life Cycle. It began with a Business Analysis by interviewing stakeholders and analyzing the marketplace position when it comes to overall recruitment and the need for hiring tech talent. Next, we entered the Selection Process by choosing our development and design partners and appointing a project manager with other specialists. Lastly, in the Development Phase, we work Iteratively to move our project forward by Evaluating risk and trimming the scope as needed.

My Appreciation for Talent

I’d like to think we operated in an “agile” fashion, but it often felt a little scattered along the way. I discovered that while I am good at helping companies with their recruitment efforts, I am not the best when it comes to writing and designing. Additionally, I am certainly not an expert when it comes to SEO or social media! Thankfully, with the expertise of our team members, I found that every project was supported and moved forward by each member’s respective strengths and the team’s collective drive toward our end goal. In one example, we did extensive Quality Assurance and thought we were almost done. However, it was soon discovered that instead of recruiting for a Linux specialist we were recruiting for Linus! Through our hiccup, I certainly saw the value of Quality Assurance first-hand my appreciation for talent increased exponentially.

I hope this blog will pull the tech talent in our marketplace together over the coming months to help create beneficial interaction through the sharing of useful, interesting, and fun information. Thank you for reading and being part of the team!

– John Bemis

About Benchmark IT –Technology Talent

Established in 2007, Benchmark IT delivers superior technology recruitment, staffing, and consulting services throughout the New York metro area and beyond. Our founding principles of dedication to ethics, keen precision, and unparalleled personalized service remain true today. Our experienced team has extensive candidate and client networks. We employ the latest technology to attract the right talent and fully qualify them for a best-fit scenario. Our clients rely on us. Our candidates choose to work with us. For additional information, visit


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