Observations, Opinions, and Musings from the Woods of Maine
Greetings to all of our readers,
Summer, or Construction Season, as we call it in Maine, is finally upon us!
We continue to see an uptick in IT and EDI related positions, be they contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement. EDI Staffing, despite decades of recruiting experience, a data base with 2 million résumes, automated recruiting tools, and several methods of outreach to potential candidates, can only fill some of the many IT jobs we have on our jobs board or in our data base. EDI based positions are generally a slam dunk for us, as our umbrella name, EDI Specialists, Inc. implies.
We often speak with HR professionals and hiring managers who express the same experience and frustration. They call us for help with staffing or specific project needs which they cannot fill, or we have an established relationship and they know we can usually deliver quality candidates on most IT related job roles and requirements.
Working nationwide and across industries can be quite a challenge. There are geographic limitations, for example remote locations or expensive locals. Often, the need for specific industry or backend application knowledge also poses a challenge. The challenges are sometimes even greater when salaries or rates are not realistic and under the average marketplace figures- add to this job descriptions, which sometimes contain mixed skills having no relationships to one another, and the challenges may just be too hard to overcome.
We have a tool for both hiring managers and candidates alike which looks at IT job titles for a specific geographic area and provides salary information as well as the number of companies looking for help with filling these titles, and the number of potential candidates available. This analysis can be helpful to hiring managers, HR recruiters, and job seekers. Click here for a free competitive salary analysis.
The bottom line is that for many years, there has been a hole, or skills gap, in the IT space. We see no signs that this gap is closing. In fact, we think it will increase as businesses invest in the future and boomers retire. The demands of the healthcare industry alone will widen the gap considerably.
Have a safe and enjoyable summer!
Wayne from Maine
Any opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily the opinions of EDI Staffing
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