• 5 Crossover IT Skills to Seek Out for IT Direct-Hire Candidates

    May 17, 2022

    We hear a lot about hard skills vs. soft skills in the world of information technology employees. But which side of the skill set equation is more important?  Candidly, both sides are essential. At Patel Consultants, we frequently talk about crossover skills that bridge the gap between hard and soft skills. The folks at CompTIA […]

  • HR Professionals Demand Strategies To Improve Employee Retention

    April 26, 2022

    How important is employee retention? We decided to see what the experts at Entrepreneur had to say in a recent article: Employees add a considerable amount of value to your business processes and help you attain your organizational goals. While it is crucial to hire fresh talent regularly, it is equally important to retain the […]

  • Can A Recruiter Help You Grow Your Business? Yes, Here’s How

    April 19, 2022

    I think we would all agree that It’s hard to grow your business if you can’t fill open jobs.  And the banking and finance experts at Go Banking Rates agree. From a recent article: It’s very likely that 2022 will see an expedited hiring process as employers move faster to secure talent in a tight […]

  • Tactics Companies Can Use To Ensure Diversity, Eliminate Hiring Bias

    March 29, 2022

    Diverse teams tend to be more productive, motivated, and demonstrate excellent employee retention rates. What company doesn’t want that? So if diverse, inclusive workforces are more motivated and productive, how do human resources professionals and hiring managers get there?     Let’s take a look at diversity and inclusion by the numbers. From the global financial experts […]

  • Don’t Rely on Luck: Work With a Recruiter to Find Your Next Great Candidate!

    March 15, 2022

    The hiring market for 2022 will continue to be highly competitive and difficult to navigate.   As reported recently by the business information systems consulting giants at Janco Associates: CIOs say short-term hiring will continue to be hot. Job growth in the IT job market has been on the positive for the past twelve (12) months. […]

  • Ace Your Interview – Top 10 Tips for Mastering Phone Interviews

    March 2, 2022

    Ace Your Interview – Top 10 Tips for Mastering Phone Interviews Before we share our Top 10 Tips to sharpen your phone interviewing prowess, let’s clarify 3 things: For YOU the purpose of the phone interview is to continue to move the interview process forward. Whether that means scheduling the next phone call, online interview, […]

  • How to Vet IT Candidates for Remote Jobs

    February 8, 2022

    Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. As recruiting staffing and hiring professionals, we have to be mindful of “not seeing the forest for the trees” sometimes. Elon Musk, famous for hiring the best-of-the-best engineering talent, once quipped, “If Nikola Tesla applied to Tesla, would we even give him an interview?” So what can […]

  • Why You Need Flexibility & Transparency To Return To In-Office Work

    January 25, 2022

    Is your company planning to return to an in-office or mostly in-office workforce in 2022?  Our clients have been talking about this a lot lately. We also hear concerns and opinions from our job-seeker clients on the subject. I think we would all agree that the subject of returning workers to the office can be […]

  • How to Set and Attain Really SMART Goals for Your Company This Year

    January 11, 2022

    It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by already. But it’s a brand new year, and 2022 is full of promise. Companies are recovering from several challenging years for sure. But the future looks extremely promising!  Workforces are growing steadily again, and workforce management teams will be extremely busy this year.  So it’s […]

  • 3 Steps to Ensure An Awesome Remote Onboarding Process

    December 7, 2021

    Hiring managers often ask us why the employee onboarding process is so important in the first place.  That’s a reasonable question. The hard part of the hiring process is the search and recruitment part, right? Well, sort of.  It turns out that onboarding can play a pivotal role in the overall employee retention strategy. This […]