According to a recent CareerBuilder Supply and Demand portal report customized exclusively for VAR Staffing, two common IT Servicing roles (“IT Support Generalist” and “Field Engineer”) were identified to have a demand of 20X and 40X (respectively) outweighing the supply of “active candidates” in Dallas.
We’ve received similar data in other major markets such as New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and L.A. for similar roles over the past year. And, as we detailed in our 0% Unemployment in Cybersecurity blog from last November, there is estimated to be a shortage of over 1 million cybersecurity specialists this year.
This empirical data is more proof of just how significant the war for talent has become in the IT Channel. For VARs and MSPs, this emphasizes the importance of both talent retention, and, when the time comes to add to the team, a calculated recruiting strategy that doesn’t solely rely on placing ads to fill the need. While relying exclusively on inbound resumes can be successful, that resume flow represents a potentially minor portion of the qualified candidate pool.
When you have successfully identified candidates you wish to pursue, here are a few more common sense suggestions to help secure their interest and acceptance during the interview process.
If your interest is piqued, we are excited to announce that we will be publishing our first ebook, Winning the War for Top Talent in the VAR / MSP Community, by the end of the month. At VAR Staffing we are passionate about our unique ability to service the unique talent acquisition needs of the IT Channel!