It’s been another great year here at Palo Alto Staffing. In 2013, we saw some incredible growth while working with an amazing range of IT clients and consultants. Along the way, emerging trends and technologies have also set the stage for 2014 and beyond. In fact, over the course of the year, there were a few key trends driving IT and staffing that might surprise you. Let’s take a look.
Key 2013 IT and Staffing Trends
Based on our experiences with clients and consultants in 2013, here are some of the key IT and staffing trends we noticed this year:·
Social recruiting and networking.
These might not seem like emerging trends, but we noticed a significant rise in the amount and success of social recruiting. As Palo Alto Staffing Technology continues to grow, we also noticed a significant rise in referrals for 2013 as IT consultants spread the word about working with us. These are indicative of larger trends in IT staffing, however, with social media and networking sites like LinkedIn and Github driving the way companies and talent connect.
MSP/VMS is becoming increasingly popular.
The flexibility of working with a managed service provider or vendor management system has led to a jump in interest for these services at Palo Alto Staffing Technology and across a range of industries. This is a trend we’ll be watching closely in 2014, as we continue to offer our customized MPS/VMS services.·
Fear over the economy might still be influencing a company’s decision to act on projects and talent needs.
Despite signs pointing toward economic recovery, some organizations are still a bit hesitant about IT project spending and hiring. In some cases, this can result in projects being pushed off or delayed. This is one trend where I know that working with a staffing partner can help to both alleviate time- and cost-burdens and maximize your IT talent investment. While we don’t have much control over the economy tossing and turning, we can definitely help you maximize your part in it!