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4 Technical Assessment Best Practices to Identify Top IT Talent

4 Technical Assessment Best Practices to Identify Top IT Talent

IT professionals play a wide range of roles—from innovator and problem-solver to collaborator and strategist—but their success in each hinges upon the same foundation: the technical know-how to get things done. 

Despite the growing emphasis on soft skills in tech, hard skills remain at the core of IT competency. Before you make a hiring decision, you need candidates to demonstrate more than interview prowess and great culture fit. You must leverage technical assessments to test their capabilities—thoroughly and consistently. 

With these four best practices, you can optimize your assessment process and build IT teams that effectively move digital projects forward.

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6 Ways to Win IT Talent in the Growing Salt Lake City Tech Hub

6 Ways to Win IT Talent in the Growing Salt Lake City Tech Hub

The Salt Lake City tech hub has experienced extraordinary growth in recent years. Businesses are flocking to SLC—taking advantage of affordable real estate, state-sponsored financial incentives, and the vibrant tech community—bringing a 12% increase in tech jobs that far surpasses the national average.

The rise in job openings presents a challenge for local companies: Competition for top IT talent is growing. And in a city with particularly high rates of remote workers, finding qualified local professionals will become an even more significant concern.

At Capstone IT Staffing, our experienced technical recruiters have successfully placed countless candidates in hard-to-fill IT positions for companies throughout the Salt Lake City metro area. Leveraging their recruiting insights, we’ve compiled six tips for hiring tech talent in SLC.

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IT Recruiting in Kansas City: How to Attract & Engage Local Tech Talent

IT Recruiting in Kansas City: How to Attract & Engage Local Tech Talent

City of Fountains, Heart of America, Paris of the Plains—Kansas City is a place of many names. And yet as KC emerges as a leading destination for innovative companies and IT professionals, few words describe the city as well as “emerging tech hub.” The Kansas City technology sector contributed $13.4 billion to the local economy in 2022 alone.

But rapid growth presents a new challenge for KC companies: hiring local IT talent. Technical professionals are rising in demand across industries, keeping competition fierce for the relatively scarce number of qualified workers in the area. What’s more, 20% of Kansas City tech employees are opting for remote jobs (often with companies in other states), exacerbating the shortage even further.

So, how can businesses get the local talent they need? Our technical recruiters at Capstone IT Staffing successfully fill critical tech positions—from software developers to CTOs—for companies across the KC metro area each day. Here are four actions our recruiting experts recommend for effective IT recruiting in Kansas City.

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Capstone IT Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Omaha, NE, January 11, 2024 – Capstone IT, a leading IT solutions and IT staffing provider, proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary. This milestone—which differentiates the organization as a long-standing leader and innovator in its field—provides an opportunity for Capstone IT to reflect on its remarkable growth while resolidifying its commitment to integrity, values, and client success.

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Enabling Transformation: How to Achieve Digital Strategy Success & Avoid 4 Common Pitfalls

Enabling Transformation: How to Achieve Digital Strategy Success & Avoid 4 Common Pitfalls

The rapid digitization of every industry has challenged business leaders to rethink their technology and infrastructure. In fact, 89% of large global companies are actively pursuing digital and AI transformation today. But as organizations work toward innovative change, some remain stuck in strategy mode, while others wind up behind the competition despite their efforts.

According to McKinsey, businesses have only captured 31% of the full revenue benefits—and 25% of the maximum cost benefits—their tech-driven changes could enable them to achieve. Furthermore, only 35% of board directors report being on track to achieving their transformation goals.

So, what exactly is holding businesses back from harnessing the full potential of digital transformation? And how can organizations remedy the issues? Here are four key reasons why digital strategies fail and how you can achieve your transformation goals.

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Capstone IT Recognized as Inc. 5000 Honoree for the 6th Time in 8 Years

Capstone IT Recognized as Inc. 5000 Honoree for the 6th Time in 8 Years

Omaha, NE, August 15, 2023 – Capstone IT, a leading IT solutions and IT staffing provider, is excited to announce its recognition on the annual Inc. 5000 list, which honors the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. This marks the sixth time Capstone IT has earned this prestigious award in eight years. 

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Women’s History Month: Honoring the Women Who Drive Our Success

Women’s History Month: Honoring the Women Who Drive Our Success

At Capstone IT, we pride ourselves on upholding strong values and fostering an environment for all who share those values of selflessness, empathy, execution, integrity, and forthrightness. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we are honored to recognize and highlight the contributions of five exceptional women who have greatly impacted our organization over the years.

We have named these individuals as our newest Ascent inductees, a title awarded to Capstone IT team members based on their outstanding qualifications, including:

  • Their alignment with our core values
  • Their tenure of three or more years with Capstone IT
  • Their standing as respected leaders in their respective fields

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Considering a Job Change? Here’s How to Find the Best Fit for You

Considering a Job Change? Here’s How to Find the Best Fit for You

If you’re considering a job change, here’s a word to the wise: make sure you’re leaving for the right reasons and the right company. Grant Thornton’s 2022 State of Work in America found that 40% of people who took new jobs would consider returning to their former employer. Now, that doesn’t mean they’d be happy going back, but it does suggest they may have chosen new opportunities based on a fleeting criterion.

The driving force behind leaving a job could be one of several factors. According to the same report from Grant Thornton, of the 21% of survey respondents who took a new job, 37% cited base pay as the main issue while 27% reported a lack of advancement opportunities. It’s safe to say that these are universal motivators (as are benefits, bonuses, and autonomy in the workplace). But none of these guarantee a person’s loyalty in the long run.

Speaking of which, company loyalty as a concept seems to be eroding, giving way to a new age of restlessness in the workplace. Of all the respondents to the State of Work in America survey, 29% claim to be actively looking for a new job, regardless of satisfaction with their current role. That number jumps to an astounding 50% among employees who make more than $100,000 annually.

So how is anyone supposed to find a satisfying long-term role when considering a job change? In our experience, following these steps can help ensure you land in just the right spot.

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Capstone IT 2022 Team Retreat – Honoring Our Families’ Role in Continued Growth

Capstone IT 2022 Team Retreat – Honoring Our Families’ Role in Continued Growth

During difficult times, companies grow and adapt because they’ve remained true to their core values and tapped into the transformative power of their internal assets. If Capstone IT has persisted through challenges to achieve our goals so far this year, it’s in part because of our commitment to Servant Partnership™, an accomplishment that would be impossible without our exceptional team.

But great teamwork and execution can’t happen in a vacuum. That’s why, at our annual Capstone IT 2022 Team Retreat, we wanted to underscore the amazing support system that enables our every achievement: our employees and their families. It’s through the ongoing loyalty and encouragement of those we live and work with that make our achievements on the job possible, and we strive to make sure our culture and values reflect that truth.

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Does It Feel Like There Is No Room for Advancement at Work? Here’s What to Do Next

Does It Feel Like There Is No Room for Advancement at Work? Here’s What to Do Next

If you feel like you’ve hit a wall on the job, you’re not alone. A Pew Research study found that one of the major reasons 33% of U.S. workers left their jobs in 2021 was because their employer provided no path for advancement. Stagnant jobs quickly lose their luster and the current job market (372k jobs were added and unemployment held at 3.6% in June) offers opportunities to professionals who want growth.

Naturally, more people will leave their jobs in a hot market, but the challenge is finding opportunities with genuine and lasting advancement. Not every job will give you that.

Here’s how to capitalize on the good fortune of the market and find jobs that develop your career in alignment with your goals. Plus, we’ll cover how working with the right IT staffing agencies can help when you feel there is no room for advancement at work.

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