Vacant IT Positions Are A Cost Sink. Your Staffing Partner Can Fix That

Vacant IT Positions Are A Cost Sink. Your Staffing Partner Can Fix That

The fierce competition for top talent over the last year has saddled business leaders with a definite cost: their vacant positions. Some costs are out in the open while others are hiding just out of sight. With the average IT job now remaining open for 44 days or more, the cumulative total of those business expenses can spiral out of control.

How high is the cost really? Far more than you might imagine. With the combination of tangible and intangible costs, there is an unambiguous toll on your top and bottom line. Here’s some insight into calculating the cost of a vacant position for each of the main factors and how you can get a tailored estimate of your actual hiring expenses.

“Is Telecommuting Even Right for Me?” Consider This Before You Apply for Remote Jobs

“Is Telecommuting Even Right for Me?” Consider This Before You Apply for Remote Jobs

 

No commute? No dress code? A relaxing work environment? For many people, this sounds like the ideal. Once IT professionals had a chance to widely test drive a remote working arrangement, their involuntary response to returning to the office was an emphatic no. In fact, 64% of workers say they want to continue to work from home after companies go back to the office.

As we talk to job seekers, we’re hearing and learning a lot about the reasons people have for wanting to carry on working from home. Since the engagement and professional growth of our IT consultants matter to us, we always ask them to mull over a few considerations before they make their conclusion.

Whether you’ve already been thinking “Is remote work right for me?” or you haven’t given it much thought, here’s what we try to ask consultants before they pursue remote roles.

Why You Should Work with Capstone IT for Your Staffing Needs

Why You Should Work with Capstone IT for Your Staffing Needs

 

To say the hiring the last few months is a challenge is an understatement. With employee turnover on the rise and talent acquisition challenges mounting, executives and decision makers are straining to build a team that is productive, innovative, and dedicated to their business goals.

Rather than hoping for different results from the same-old strategies, many business leaders are choosing to use IT staffing services as a relief from their hiring struggles. The advantages of working with Capstone IT are apparent. Here are four of the most common benefits we provide to our customers.

Capstone IT Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Native Expertise

Capstone IT Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Native Expertise

[August 26, 2021] – Capstone IT, an IT Solutions and Staffing company is proud to announce the successful achievement of VMware’s Cloud Native Master Services Competency. VMware’s Master Services Competencies (MSC) are intended to differentiate partners that demonstrate an ideal blend of customer-centric solutions and deep technical acumen while elevating business success across a specialized technology area.

capstone it retreat

Capstone IT 2021 Team Retreat – How We Continue to Grow and Exceed Expectations

Every company has expectations for how they want to grow and what they want to achieve, but this last year has shown how the world sometimes has a different plan. At Capstone IT, we’ve been diligent, resourceful, and blessed to make it through to the other side, and so much of that has been a result of the selfless and forthright execution of our team.

As we’re getting back in the office after our annual Capstone IT 2021 Team Retreat, it’s clear just how much our culture and values have sustained us this year – and how they’ll help us achieve bigger and better things in the years to come.

How to Hire Faster: 5 Hiring Techniques to Win Top Talent

How to Hire Faster: 5 Hiring Techniques to Win Top Talent

 

These days, just about every business leader has a common challenge: finding technical professionals to fill their open roles and harness economic opportunities. On a national scale, we are in a challenging situation, where the overall unemployment rate is at 5.5%, and job opportunities are unfilled.

Since the unemployment rate for the tech industry is at 2.4%, there’s even more of a struggle to attract and hire technical talent for the post-pandemic boom. When companies like yours find key talent, there’s a high risk that those very candidates will vanish unless you are the first to reel in your net. That’s why you need to always act with urgency and employ hiring practices that reflect that mindset.

Whether you’re dealing with the current shortage or a more robust talent pool, it’s imperative to move fast when you find the perfect person. In our experience, here are a few strategies that your organization can utilize as you determine how to hire more quickly.

capstone it grows their solutions

Capstone IT Grows Their Solutions, Team, and Reach during Tough Times

Capstone IT, an IT staffing services and IT solutions company, has grown rapidly over the last few months to unlock further opportunities and better serve people through the power of technology in 2021. In a relatively short time, they have grown their workforce, fortified relationships in their key metropolitan areas, and expanded their solutions to satisfy an urgent need for technologies that transform the business world.

Since the beginning of the year, Capstone IT has added 20 IT consultants to their team to focus on solving the immediate business problems of current customers. These technical experts have empowered Capstone IT to deepen their solutions expertise in DevSecOps, Kubernetes container deployment, and cloud migration services to enhance their offerings and help customers achieve better results faster.

How to Differentiate Your Business

How to Differentiate Your Business During the Hiring Process & Attract the Right People

 

The candidate market is very likely to become a free-for-all in the coming months. According to a recent CNBC poll, as many as one in four professionals are contemplating whether or not to change jobs now that the market has found its sea legs after months of choppy water.

Though many of these candidates are eager for a change, most feel little to no rush when it comes to pulling the trigger. Unless your business finds a way to speak to a candidate’s true motives and desire, they will either opt to stay put or choose one of your more compelling competitors.

DNS and Certificates made simple for Kubernetes

DNS and Certificates made simple for Kubernetes

One of the challenges with demonstrating what you have done in Kubernetes is directing others to your application in a secure manner. This typically involves you having to create a DNS entry and requesting a certificate. Two projects, external-dns and cert-manager, respectively, are making it much easier to automate this process and hide the complexities from developers. Both projects are under active development (with commits in the last few hours or days) and a lot of interest (thousands of stars on GitHub).

How to Snag Top Performers When Recruiting for DevOps Talent

How to Snag Top Performers When Recruiting for DevOps Talent

Lower costs, faster timelines, and increased efficiencies throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) have made a strong case for organizations to adopt DevOps methodology. In fact, the Upskilling 2020: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report found that 52% of respondents were already recruiting or planning to recruit tech professionals for their DevOps expertise.

Yet with this increased demand (and an ongoing shortage) comes increased difficulty recruiting for DevOps positions. The good news is that finding top talent is possible for most businesses. Here are few key tactics that will help your organization to attract and hire professionals with DevOps experience.