A topic that continues to grow in importance as VARs and MSPs look to increase their technical staff is the necessity to improve on what is termed a “Talent Hire”, as experienced professionals become harder to hire. In our soon to be released short e-book on Winning the War for Top Talent, VAR Staffing provides a few suggestions on how to use the 80 / 20 rule to your advantage when pursuing a Talent Hire.
“The labor market continues to experience uninterrupted growth,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, VP and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “We see persistent gains across most industries with leisure and hospitality and retail leading the way as consumer spending kicked up. At this pace of job growth, employers will soon become hard-pressed to find qualified workers.”
Service-providing jobs rose by 198,000 in February, and of those job increases approximately 46,000 were in professional/business services sector. Large businesses added 70,000 jobs in February, midsize businesses added 97,000 jobs and small businesses added 68,000 jobs, for a total of 83% of those hired; again driving home the point that small and midsize businesses continue to be the backbone of employment growth.
The results show a continued trend of robust hiring as companies hunt for employees to fill empty spots, according to Bloomberg. The ADP reading compares with the median estimate of economists for 198,000 private-sector job gains in February.
Jobs in information posted the only decline, falling by 1,000.
“The job market is red hot and threatens to overheat,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. “With government spending increases and tax cuts, growth is set to accelerate.”
When it comes to helping our clients hire the right talent for the right job; VAR Staffing works exclusively in the VAR and MSP community. Over the past 7 years VAR Staffing has worked with over 250 unique VARs/MSPs, in over 75 markets throughout the U.S. If VAR Staffing can assist in upgrading your talent level, we welcome the opportunity to share best practices and discuss your needs. Call us at 972-996-0966 or email Awilliamson@VARstaffing.com