Capstone IT

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.

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.

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.

Capstone IT Expands IT Staffing to Serve the Needs of a Surging Salt Lake City Market

Capstone IT Expands IT Staffing to Serve the Needs of a Surging Salt Lake City Market

Salt Lake City, UT. (June 21, 2022) – Capstone IT, an IT staffing services and IT solutions company, has expanded its workforce and operations in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area to better serve the growing business landscape in Utah’s capital. Through a combination of enterprise-level solutions and Servant Partnership™, Capstone IT plans on using expertise with publicly traded corporations and other nationwide contenders, empowering local organizations to grow their capabilities and thrive in the Utah job market.

4 Pillars of Application Modernization Strategy That Can Enhance Your Project ROI

4 Pillars of Application Modernization Strategy That Can Enhance Your Project ROI

After years of talk, we’re finally seeing proof the business world is embracing a long-delayed journey into widespread digital transformation. According to Rackspace’s The State of Application Modernization survey, two-thirds of 1,400 IT decision-makers from around the world said their business was engaged in digital transformation at a systemic level. This has promising implications for the ability of those businesses to elevate their performance and opportunities in the long run.

However, we don’t see the modernization process as having an endpoint. Organizations should always be looking to use the latest languages, frameworks, and platforms; not for their own sake, but as a way of adding the most value to business users, customers, and their overall enterprise.

When we see businesses doing this right, they almost always have an application modernization strategy consisting of very clear pillars that carry from one project to the next. What are they? Here are a few that we keep in mind in our own projects – and you should too.

You’re Ready to Embrace a Hybrid Work Policy. Here’s What to Prioritize

You’re Ready to Embrace a Hybrid Work Policy. Here’s What to Prioritize

Despite early skepticism, experts now admit the success of the remote work experiment. Even before organizations ironed out the kinks, studies like one recently published by Texas A&M were beginning to measure long-term effectiveness of work-from-home arrangements. They concluded moving outside of a physical office after a natural disaster (or pandemic) caused no loss in productivity but instead boosted resilience and in some cases increased individual output. …

Why Your IT Projects Are Failing – and How Hiring the Right Talent Can Fix That

Why Your IT Projects Are Failing – and How Hiring the Right Talent Can Fix That

Despite your best intentions, not every IT project will be a resounding success. In fact, most miss their promised mark. BDG finds that 70% of digital transformations fall short of their intended objective, and CISQ notes that unsuccessful IT and software projects put a $260 billion dent in the U.S. economy. Even with the risk, the potential reward is worth the effort – if you create a roadmap for success and avoid the most common pitfalls.

When we’ve spoken with customers who encountered difficulties in their IT project implementations, a few common threads emerged. Here are the hard lessons they learned that can help you maximize your IT ROI. Plus, we’re also including a few reasons why working an IT staffing services partner like Capstone IT can avoid these problems from the start.

Shields Up Guidance for All Organizations

Shields Up Guidance for All Organizations

What is happening?

The Russian government has used cyber as a key component of their force projection over the last decade, including previously in Ukraine in the 2015 timeframe. The Russian government understands that disabling or destroying critical infrastructure—including power and communications—can augment pressure on a country’s government, military, and population, accelerating their acceding to Russian objectives.

While there are not currently any specific credible threats to the U.S. homeland, the potential exists for the Russian government to consider escalating its destabilizing actions in ways that may impact others outside of Ukraine.

Looking for Great Java Projects? Here’s How One Consultant Found Rewarding Java Work

Looking for Great Java Projects? Here’s How One Consultant Found Rewarding Java Work

If you’re a Java developer, you likely have a wealth of opportunities at your fingertips, but separating the mundane work from roles that expand your skills, embrace your input, and offer a work/life balance can be a challenge.

Working with the right recruiters to find information technology jobs that align with your goals and personality can ease the stress, but it’s hard to know which IT staffing companies are committed to sharing the risks and finding you rewarding projects.

Our consultant was in that position not long ago until he connected with Capstone IT. We sat down to ask him about his experience. Here’s how his latest consulting worked allowed him to use his talents for a nationwide business trying to modernize their legacy systems and build a high-performing Java POS system.

Capstone IT Elevates In-House Leaders in a Year of Growth and Innovation

Capstone IT Elevates In-House Leaders in a Year of Growth and Innovation

Capstone IT, an IT staffing services and IT solutions company, has sustained its production and exceptional service throughout the year to end 2021 strong and with much momentum moving into 2022. The Omaha-based business with regional offices in Kansas City and Salt Lake City has expanded their results, built upon their reputation, and strengthened their relationships in ways that have significantly grown their two lines of business since 2019.