With the need for specific skills in the technology sector becoming more dire, many businesses are turning toward VARs and MSPs to provide the resources to complete certain tasks instead of trying to find impactful talent on their own. This has created an interesting trend with technology startups emerging and offering services that mirror the technology needs of many companies.
A recent article from The Guardian examined this startup movement by entrepreneurs in London in the "Silicon Roundabout" area of the city.
However, just as the general business landscape is having a hard time filling in the skills gap in their IT departments, this problem is multiplied in small companies that provide technology solutions to enterprises. Many of them have minimal staffs as is, so ensuring each employee is perfect is critical.
"Startups are picky when it comes to hiring. In a team of five or 10, one bad hire can have dire effects," the article reads. "It's not just that a significant percentage of your team isn't productive, but one person who isn't pulling their weight can badly damage the morale of the rest of the team. Tech startups are fast moving environments that require a high degree of technical skill and a real commitment to success."
Thankfully for technology startups that are looking to help close the skills gap with their services, there is help out there. VAR Staffing is an IT hiring firm that specializes in helping solution providers find the impactful talent in the IT channel to keep ahead of the competition.