TEKsystems®, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, report from its quarterly IT Professional Perspectives Survey (ITPPS)that organizations need to have a comprehensive screening process. In fact, 81% of IT professionals agree that the more thorough the process, the greater the chance the candidate and employer will be a quality match. In addition, four out of 10 IT professionals say it is common for IT professionals to get positions for which they are unqualified. The ITPPS also revealed that only 50% of staffing firms perform face-to-face interviews prior to submitting candidates to employers, even though 94% agree this is the best way to qualify candidates.
“Making a great match between talent and opportunity doesn’t just happen. To make successful placements, organizations must perform two critical tasks: validate the candidates’ qualifications for the job and allow the candidate to confirm the job’s employee value proposition is right for them,” said TEKsystems Director, Rachel Russell. “These tasks take time and dedication — but it’s a cost that’s worthwhile considering that a quarter of employers say the average cost of a poor hire is estimated to be more than $50,000.”