92% of IT Job Seekers Will Work with a Recruiter
to Get Their Next Job, Finds TEKsystems
Survey shows that recruiting will always be a high-contact profession
May 18, 2010 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
HANOVER, Md.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--In an effort to increase the odds of finding a good match, the
vast majority of job seekers will work with a recruiter to secure their next position. According to the 2010
TEKsystems Staffing Customer and Consultant Surveys, 92% of IT professionals searching for new employment will
utilize a recruiter for assistance with seeking a role that fits their skills and career goals. Given this trend, IT
organizations would benefit from utilizing professional staffing services firms that have more access to greater pools
of IT talent and therefore can be more selective in identifying the right fit.
TEKsystems, the nation’s leading technology staffing and services company, partners with Loyalty Research Center
(LRC) to conduct an annual survey of approximately 1,900 IT staffing customers and 4,500 IT consultants. The
survey provides TEKsystems with key insight into the IT services market, allowing it to optimize its internal
processes and advise IT staffing buyers on the most effective talent management strategies.
While automated HR systems and online job boards have produced efficiencies in the staffing industry, the 2010
survey results found that it’s critical for organizations to respect the human elements involved in effectively attracting
and retaining talent. Beyond compensation, IT consultants value their recruiter’s service more than any other attribute
of their staffing provider.
“Many IT professionals are tired of submitting their resumes into an online system or posting them to a job board
with little success or feedback,” says TEKsystems’ Director of Marketing, Rachel Russell. “The survey found that
what they really want is a recruiter, a human being, to be their personal and professional advocate through the job
seeking process. They’re