Hiring Advice You Don’t Usually Hear: Take Your Time

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When it comes to hiring advice, you’re probably used to hearing about the pitfalls of a slow process. And it’s true: If you move too slow, you will lose great talent. However, a rushed hiring process can be equally detrimental to retention, productivity and the morale of your team. The good news? There is a… Read more »

How Can I Improve My Staffing Partnership?

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Staffing partners can make a world of difference in your hiring and retention strategies by improving the quality of new hires, shortening time-to-hire and managing the cost of candidate searches. If you want the relationship to result in success, help your staffing partner help you. Successful Partnerships Require Successful Firms Choose a partner that understands… Read more »

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

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In a competitive job market, employers have to do everything they can to give their company an edge with top candidates. In today’s hyper-connected world, every candidate can review your process online, and make no mistake; job seekers research your approach to hiring and interviewing. To protect your brand and give top talent a reason… Read more »

Your Hiring Strategy – Hiring Full-Time Employees or Consultants?

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Healthcare IT projects – like all IT projects – involve many moving parts. However, the complexity is compounded by the regulatory requirements, meaningful use targets, HIPAA rules and information security regulations of the U.S. healthcare system. Ensuring that networks, programs, applications and devices run smoothly and efficiently and that project goals hit targets requires not… Read more »

Strategies for Effectively Managing IT Consultants on Your Team

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Your organization has invested a lot of time and money into developing effective management strategies for your full-time staff. Have you spent the same amount of time investing in strategies to manage consultants and contractors? Technology teams use consultants regularly to help with special projects, but few companies know how to manage these short-term professionals… Read more »

Reminder: Candidates Are Evaluating You

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Throughout the hiring process, it can be easy to forget that candidates are evaluating you at the same time you are evaluating them. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 42 percent of job seekers who reported a poor candidate experience said they would never apply to that company again, 22 percent indicated they would tell others… Read more »

Improving Your Staffing Partnership

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The goal of your staffing partner is to learn as much as possible about your business, its culture and the cycle of demand so they can be an invaluable resource to your organization. If you treat the relationship as a true partnership, you will reap true business benefits in the form of stronger candidate matches,… Read more »

Where Are the Best Healthcare IT Consultants Hiding?

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The challenge of finding and hiring qualified and experienced IT consultants is one of the biggest barriers to success for health IT leaders. According to the HIMSS Leadership Survey, staffing is the second biggest obstacle for healthcare IT employers, only behind financial concerns. In today’s market, finding candidates with the right experience is easier said… Read more »

Reviewing Consultants

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The expert recruiters at Queen Consulting Group use many tools to match our clients with talent. One of those tools is the “Review Our Consultant” page on our website. We ask for this feedback from clients so that we know how our consultant is doing during their assignment, which allows us to continually improve our… Read more »

The Value of Working With a Specialized Recruiting Partner in the IT Industry

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The war for talent in the technology sector is fierce. Technology was once a utility function, but now it is a driver of business goals. Companies need talented professionals with specialized skills, but according to research by CompTIA, most American businesses are nowhere near where they want to be or need to be in terms… Read more »