Recruiting Strategies ASAInsights to Improve Your Recruiting Strategies

Are you wondering how to attract top talent in IT and computing? In 2015, the economy is rebounding and knowledge workers expect more than ever from their workplace. For top technical talent, it is a “seller’s market.”

Recruitment Agencies | Anderson Sterling Associates

Recruiting top talent has changed in many ways over the past few decades. There are now technologies providing new ways to find ideal candidates for your company. Some of these technologies have been successful in helping companies to recruit on their own. There are some positions, however, that are so difficult to fill that you must turn to professional recruitment agencies to find that elusive, top-notch talent. So, let’s talk about these agencies that HR and many other professionals will invariably have to use from time to time.

Employee vs Independent ContractorMore and more technology enterprises are outsourcing some of their work to offshore teams. While this trend is prominent in software development -- especially in short life-cycle projects like mobile app development -- it is becoming a noticeable trend in many technology-driven industries.

Training as Recruiting

Human resources departments in companies across the country aim to recruit people to fill open positions. Unfortunately, many remain unfilled because many candidates lack the required credentials, experience, or knowledge to perform effectively. In addition, many tech companies harbor employees that under-perform. One way to address these issues is to consider implementing training initiatives through your company.


Companies seeking to recruit top candidates today face a rapidly changing recruiting landscape. For the first time in human history, a variety of mobile devices enable instantaneous communications between people on the move. How can businesses leverage their recruiting efforts in this new world?

The tech industry offers a lot of great jobs covering a wide variety of specialties and can be highly rewarding if each team member is in the right position at the right time. At times, though, you may notice the people you manage are no longer passionate about their job. Before you slide into those recruiting strategies to replace a current employee, let’s see if there is an actual need for it.

Employee Termination | Anderson Sterling Associates

If only we could be a bit more like The Donald. He makes firing people so easy on his "Apprentice" shows. Of course he's not an HR professional that must deal with the conflict and the aftermath of an employee termination. Even though it can be stressful, don't rush the process- everyone involved will be better off in the long run, even if you get flak for taking so long. Avoid the worst case scenario: litigation from the terminated party.

How about a checklist to get you through the process? From a pair of lawyers, here are some best practice items to think about.


do's and don'ts of starting a new jobThere are a number of articles that suggest how to look and act your best when starting your new job. Much of it is good advice, but there are also some gaps that exist because everything seems so obvious. But not everything is as it seems.

It has been said that twenty-first century survival depends on knowing how to change jobs. He or she who excels at landing their next job is the one who thrives best!

Jobs in the tech sector, especially CIO jobs, are out there. Chances are you’ve scored a couple of interviews, so here are three must-do’s to add to your job seeking expertise.

What are your stated talent acquisition goals this year? Are you in the thrall of urgent emergencies and a contested budget? Who or what sets the agenda for your workforce structure? It’s time to take control of your staff and make every hire a meaningful part of a strategic plan for the entire company. Too often, we hire to cover holes or relieve pressure. Get ahead of the game. What follows are topics and goals worth considering as you ponder your hiring decisions.


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-Bo Thomas
CFO at Raytheon Space Systems