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The Jobseeker’s Dilemma: The Downside of a Candidate Market

With an abundance of tech jobs but a shortage of talent, it should be a job seeker’s dream considering that it is a candidate market. Individuals can finally sit in the driver’s seat and steer their ideal careers. However, many candidates aren’t feeling this power in this jobseeker’s market. With so much demand and so…

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5 Strategies for Overcoming the IT Talent Shortage

With today’s IT talent shortage, every tech role you must fill is challenging. As new technologies accelerate, the search for great IT talent becomes even more competitive. With consistently low unemployment rates and a looming IT skills gap, there are many challenges when it comes to attracting and hiring tech professionals with experience that matches the job…

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IT Staffing Firm plays Business-Critical role for Local Corporations seeking Tech Workers

Stamford, CT – Benchmark IT, a Stamford-based IT Staffing firm, that plays a business-critical role for local corporations seeking tech workers was recently honored at the annual TechServe Alliance conference, the IT staffing industry’s leading trade and legislative advocacy association, with their annual “Excellence Award.” The award recognizes IT staffing and solutions firms that have…

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HMG Conference Highlights 2017

[2jslideshow 15410] HMG 2017 Conference Highlights Benchmark IT was pleased to participate as the luncheon sponsor for the 2017 HMG Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich. The conference was designed exclusively for CIO/IT leaders and executives and delivered world-class thought leadership in a collaborative setting. We appreciate HMG Strategies ability to bring together a…

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The Sky’s the Limit – How to Successfully Transition to Cloud Servers

This is what success looks like…. In six months, a vision becomes a reality for an organization transitioning to cloud servers. Led by the benefits of cost savings and scalability, they step into a new world, expanding their horizons by doing away with resource restrictions and the cost of maintaining over – or – under-powered equipment…

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Effective Hiring Practices in a Talent Starved Marketplace

What Are the Most Effective Hiring Practices You Can Use? There’s (not) too many fish in the sea Despite what Momma told us, there aren’t enough qualified IT candidates to meet the existing demand. A recent Indeed.com survey of over 1000 tech hiring managers and recruiters revealed that 83% have experienced lost revenue and employee…

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Benchmark IT Attends the TechServe Alliance Legislative Conference in DC

[2jslideshow id=”9070″] Benchmark IT Attends the TechServe Alliance Legislative Conference in DC Benchmark IT, along with over 50 other IT staffing firms from across the county, recently participated in the 17th annual TechServe Alliance Legislative Conference held in Washington D.C. We were there to address the need for more workers in the areas of Science,…

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Benchmark IT 10th Anniversary Celebration at Cantina

[2jslideshow id=”7065″] Benchmark IT 10th Anniversary Celebration at Cantina A wonderful time was had by all at last week’s Cinco de Mayo themed Benchmark IT 10th Anniversary party. Thanks to Cantina of Stamford for the excellent food and setting!

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H-1B Visa Program: Here’s What You Need to Know about a Work Visa in the US

There’s been much press regarding the fate and process about an H1-B work visa in the US this year and how it affects IT staffing and hiring. Drastic changes to the H-1B visa program could be highly detrimental to the IT consulting industry as we know it today. If some of these regulations pass as proposed,…

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The Ins and Outs of Dating a Coworker

It’s February and love is in the air. Office decorations are going up, Valentine memes are flooding your social feeds and everyone’s asking what you’ll be doing on February 14. For many, this annual love fest means celebrating with your significant other or hanging with your unattached friends. But it can be a tricky minefield…

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