As readers of this blog are well aware, the IT staffing arena has grown in importance as the reliance on the latest innovations has increased. This is happening because the ability to identify and recruit impactful members of the IT channel is increasingly difficult for solution providers and trying to venture through this arena is a complicated process.
According to a study released last week by Staffing Industry Analysts, in the third-quarter of 2013, which ended on September 30, higher than expected growth in staffing numbers was experienced. The numbers show a year-over-year median growth of 12.6 percent during the quarter.
The report also features interviews with several CIOs. In the discussions, the individuals spoke about why more businesses are turning toward IT staffing agencies with more regularity. One of the most common responses revolved around a change in executive thinking. Namely a change in opinion when it comes to team augmentation and project-based staffing.
"What we're seeing is that CIOs are looking at staff augmentation as a more attractive deployment model than potentially offshoring or project consulting outsourcing because of the cost, flexibility, visibility and accountability," Peter Dameris, the CEO and president of one staffing agency, said in an analyst conference call.
Many organizations have also started relying on IT VARs and MSPs to help them answer any technology challenges and implement the latest innovations. Leading IT solution providers partner with VAR Staffing to identify and recruit impactful talent that is needed to answer their clients' challenges when it comes to meeting obstacles in the technology landscape.