The unemployment rate in the IT sector is still very low (just 2.9 percent in November), so you’re smart to find a good staffing partner to help you find great professionals for your company.
You understandably want to get the absolute best results out of your agency because with such a low unemployment rate, finding a top-notch Salesforce employee or contractor won’t be easy.
We have three strategies to help ensure you’re happy with the work your staffing partner does on your behalf. Take a look below.
- Don’t wait until you need developers: find a tech agency NOW!
Unemployment is low and the best tech professionals start looking for new opportunities months in advance (if not all the time) and they often are hired within just a mere 10 days after they throw their hat into the job-hunt ring.
It’s a good idea, then, to start recruiting three to six months out before the start of any major IT project because you don’t want to have to settle for the second- or third-tier pros, which could result in a bad hiring decision. (FYI: The Harvard Business Review has found that as much as 80 percent of employee turnover comes from a bad hiring decision.
- Choose an agency that specializes in the skills you need.
Working with a generalist tech staffing agency is fine if you need generalist tech pros. But if, for example, you need a Salesforce developer but decide to partner with a generalist firm instead, you could be setting yourself up for a longer wait than necessary.
A specialized agency has the strong and deep connections within its particular developer community and close relationships with that community’s top pros. Working with a Salesforce staffing firm lets you work with a knowledgeable and dedicated team of tech recruiters who can quickly source, vet and place the people you need.
- Communication – and lots of it – is key.
A tech staffing firm can’t do what you need unless it knows what you want. Don’t be shy about checking in with your firm regularly – at least once a week is good, several times a week is much better. Make sure the firm itself is checking in with you regularly, as well.
Your staffing partner should understand the ins and outs of Salesforce and how it fits into your organization so that it can find you the best possible talent. In addition, a good niche agency will help you clarify vague job descriptions so that they target top-notch tech pros.
Finally, make sure your staffing partner stays current on hiring, staffing and recruiting trends within your niche. For example, if your staffing partner knows that the job market for Salesforce developers is so hot that Monster.com reports more than 1,000 openings for devs each day, both of you will be able to strategize together in order to find the best ones before they’re taken.
Tech2 is all about recruiting Salesforce developers and admins: it’s all we do. What’s more, all of our team members are Salesforce.com certified themselves.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you find the best Salesforce professionals for your company.