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Employer Frequently Asked Questions

Our staffing specialists in Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area are accustomed to answering the many questions that client companies typically have about Strategic IT Staffing and its staffing solutions. That’s why we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions with answers so you can learn more, right now. If you require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to connect.

Why should employers use a staffing company?

Many business leaders find the employee search and placement process to be time-intensive and challenging. Employers also experience disappointment when they’ve hired an employee who just doesn’t end up working out. The primary benefit of using staffing services is that professional employment agencies manage the entire employee search, screening and placement process so employers can get back their business.

Strategic IT Staffing’s candidate placement process ensures that we find skilled talent with the right qualifications whose professional objectives align with a client company’s goals. With the help of a staffing company like Strategic IT Staffing, employers can save time and money and eliminate the guesswork in finding the best candidate for the job. If a candidate is not the right fit, your recruiter at Strategic IT Staffing will resolve the problem by finding the right match.

Why do companies contract specialized staff?

Companies of all sizes in both private and public sectors need services and resources that fall outside of their team's expertise. In addition, a contract employee can assist with a comprehensive project for a specified amount of time. Consultative staffing firms have the tools necessary to help businesses discover the talent they need in order to supplement a company’s regular workforce.

How many companies use staffing services?

A fact sheet from American Staffing Association in 2008 shows approximately 90% to 95% of large companies use staffing services. The larger the company, the more likely it is to engage employment agencies for staffing solutions. Additional data from ASA report 80% of staffing clients say staffing agencies offer effective ways to find skilled professionals who have the potential to become full-time employees.

What does Strategic IT Staffing do?

Strategic IT Staffing is a professional staffing agency offering employment solutions to companies in Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Strategic IT Staffing specializes in recruiting professionals who cover a wide range of skills. Clients of Strategic IT Staffing experience a full-service partner with a flexible business model.
Strategic IT Staffing is able to customize solutions to meet varied requirements. Services include employee search and placement, consulting, contract-to-hire, volume placement, retained search, recruitment process outsourcing and exclusive on-site recruitment management.

What are the advantages of working with Strategic IT Staffing over other staffing companies?

Strategic IT Staffing offers valuable market insight, top talent, exclusive job openings and a wealth of resources during the employee search and placement process. Our unique approach focuses on the overall client/candidate fit to ensure we pair high-quality candidates with client companies that are aligned with their professional goals and preferences.

We serve as true consultants for client companies and keep our promises. We deliver the best talent through highly knowledgeable and tenured teams in the markets we serve. Our references and testimonials speak to the value we have brought to the lives of our candidates and the difference we've made for our clients. We are industry leaders in employee search.

How does Strategic IT Staffing save clients valuable resources?

Strategic IT Staffing saves client companies time by consistently producing the best and brightest candidates for a job opening. We strive to present the top three applicants which saves you time and ensuring the best results possible. Our effective "inner view" process ensures that you're satisfied with the candidate you've selected. When you utilize us to concentrate on the employee search, you can stay focused on your business.

How long has Strategic IT Staffing been in business?

Strategic IT Staffing has been connecting talented professionals with growing companies for over 10 years.

What kinds of staffing services does Strategic IT Staffing offer client companies?

We offer a number of staffing services tailored to the unique needs of your business, including:

  • Regular consulting services;
  • Contract-to-hire staffing services;
  • Direct-hire job placement;
  • Contingency searches;
  • Engagement fee searches;
  • Outsourced fixed-fee managed services.

What is the Strategic IT Staffing recruiting process?

Strategic IT Staffing’s employee search and placement process includes a variety of steps that ensure we identify candidates that are well suited for the job. Our first step is to gain a deep understanding of our client companies. The next step is to create a winning job description that serves as a road map. We then develop a recruiting plan of action.

We uncover top talent for the open position through traditional and nontraditional sources. At Strategic IT Staffing our employee search and placement approach reveals all possible candidates for the job. We thoroughly screen to identify the top three candidates based on professional and cultural fit. We then present their profiles and resumes for your review and selection.

Strategic IT Staffing’s staffing professionals perform additional services during the employee search and placement process including education verification, background checks, employment verification and reference checks. Count on us to manage and simplify the process.

How does Strategic IT Staffing screen candidates before they are placed?

The recruiters at Strategic IT Staffing are committed to acting in the best interest of our client companies and candidates. We want to make sure the professionals we place meet or exceed the requirements for the job position. Our candidate screening process includes an application for employment, phone screen, and behavioral based interview. We also conduct thorough investigations of candidates which includes employment and education verification and references including previous manager feedback. Criminal background, drug testing and credit checks are also available upon request.

How quickly does Strategic IT Staffing work to fill client company requests for an assignment?

Immediately. We pride ourselves in our sophisticated employee search and placement techniques that help us quickly pinpoint candidates with the skills needed to make an immediate contribution to your business. When client companies have a need for skilled professionals, our process helps them save time and money by focusing on finding the best talent for the job.

Does Strategic IT Staffing offer a job placement guarantee?

Our unique employee search and placement approach has delivered consistent and proven results. Many clients have chosen to work exclusively with Strategic IT Staffing for all of their staffing needs. We are so confident in our staffing approach that we offer one of the most competitive job placement guarantees in the industry. Our goal is to make sure clients are completely satisfied with the unique staffing solutions we offer.

What if a client company decides to hire a contractor full-time?

We understand how hard it is to find qualified, skilled talent to contribute to your organization. That’s why Strategic IT Staffing offers a variety of unique staffing solutions to meet the demands of your business including contract-to-hire employee search and placement.

Our contract-to-hire service allows clients to hire professionals on a "try before you buy" basis. With this option candidates work for a specified period of time on our payroll and allows clients to directly assess their work performance prior to hire. This service allows the placement fee to be amortized over a three- or six-month period with no additional conversion charge.

Besides recruiting, what other services does Strategic IT Staffing offer client companies?

Besides employee search and placement services, Strategic IT Staffing offers other value-add offerings such as salary and labor tools, service reviews and custom reporting. We also help clients define vital job descriptions for identifying top talent. In addition, our in-house counsel helps keep clients up to speed on labor laws and can host employment law workshops at your request.

Have more questions about Strategic IT Staffing? Ask our staffing professionals. We’ll address all your questions and concerns regarding the staffing solutions we offer.