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The Benefits of Hiring IT Contractors for Your Business

Quickly finding the right IT talent is critical to the success of most IT initiatives. For business leaders, hiring an IT contractor can provide the flexibility and expertise needed to navigate complex technology challenges without the long-term commitment of a permanent employee.  However, finding the right IT contractors can be daunting without guidance. This comprehensive…

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IT Security Consultant Spotlight: Steve Csordas

This week, our Consultant Spotlight showcases Steve Csordas, a great technology IT security consultant and friend of Benchmark IT. Steve works in IT Security and Regulatory Compliance for a print and communications services company. We recently spoke to Steve about how he got into technology, his favorite project, and why he relies on Benchmark IT…

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Find Tech Talent Amid A Worker Shortage

Imagine that you have an open IT position within your organization. The job offer includes a good salary, great benefits, company perks, and growth opportunities. The candidate will play a crucial role on the tech team, but there is one problem – an IT worker shortage. As a result, you can’t find tech talent who…

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From Intern to Employee: What It Takes to Create a Successful Internship Program

Spring is here and, for most college students, that means graduation or summer break is just weeks away. Soon these fresh graduates and a new cohort of rising college juniors and seniors will be out in the marketplace looking for internship programs or full on positions. They will be searching for opportunities to develop their…

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Unconventional Recruitment Strategies in a Bad Market

Tri-state area talent acquisition professionals recently gathered for breakfast and a highly informative panel discussion sponsored by the Talent Acquisition Knowledge Network (TAKN). There, a team of area talent acquisition leaders shared recruitment strategies on how they source and attract top candidates in today’s competitive market. Read on for tips to overcome these challenges or…

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Talent Attraction Breakfast in Norwalk, CT

Benchmark IT to Sponsor Talent Attraction Breakfast in Norwalk, CT Join us on March 6th! Are you facing a new year, but the same hardships in talent attraction? Low unemployment and IT skills gaps continue to make attracting and retaining quality technology professionals difficult for hiring managers. Join us as we tackle these challenges and…

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Understanding Tri-State Wage Parity Laws

Understanding Tri-State Wage Parity Laws Over the past few years, several initiatives aimed to limit the disclosure of salary history and mitigate wage disparity have been implemented by state and local governments throughout the U.S. Similar legislation was passed in New York City in October 2017; in Westchester County, NY and the state of New…

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Is It Time to Overhaul Your IT Recruitment Strategies?

Driven by high demand and competitive compensation, the technology sector has a 13.2% employee turnover rate – the highest of all U.S. employment sectors. Additionally, our recent Benchmark IT Candidate Perspective Survey revealed that almost 60% of tech pros plan on changing jobs in the next 12 months. With so much movement in the tech…

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Retaining Tech Talent When the Market is Strong

It can be easy to focus on the hiring process when thinking about your talent strategy, but what comes after is of equal importance. From the moment a new employee accepts the job offer, strategies must shift to retaining the professionals that you’ve worked so hard to hire. With today’s IT talent shortage, candidates have…

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Assessing Your IT Salary & Compensation Structure

Top tech talent understands that their skills are in high demand, and the IT salary ranges they are seeking should align with those abilities. The competitive nature of hiring IT talent makes it critical to fully understand what compensation the market demands before extending an offer. Traditional salary structures in tech aren’t always attractive to…

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