Big Project Coming Up? How to Make Sure You’re Staffed Properly

So, you have a great idea for a new product, project or implementation that will really speed your company’s growth. But when you sit down and start to plan out the resources you’ll need to accomplish it, you realize your company may not have the manpower to do it—and there’s not enough money in the hiring budget to bring onboard all of the people you’d need.

Temporary help? That’s just for administrative jobs and retail establishments, right?

Of course not! Savvy employers realize that temporary workers can be an important part of a long-term staffing strategy rather than a cost-cutting measure. And they give you the ability to source specific skills for particular projects.

For example, if your project is going to require specific IT skills, find a staffing firm that specializes in placing technology professionals. You want to work with experts that understand the complexities of the technology field and the nuances that separate the best tech pros from their peers. They can give you advice for building the exact team you need, and they will vet all candidates for your projects to make sure they have the skills you’re looking for.

What should you consider when choosing an IT staffing firm?

  • The quality of their candidates Most staffing agencies will tell you they have thousands of professionals in their database. But are they good candidates? When interviewing an information technology staffing agency, ask them about the types of contract workers they represent. How many years of experience does their average candidate have? What types of specialized skills and credentials do these candidates possess?
  • Whether they are local or regional If a regional firm has the specialized people you need, let them tell you how they can fulfill your needs. If your special project requires you to staff teams across the country, you’ll want a firm with national reach.
  • If they have a good reputation in the IT community. Ask for references from both clients and candidates, or do some online research, because the best candidates typically want to work with the staffing firms that offer the most rewarding employment opportunities. That’s the candidate pool you want access to.

How do we know all this? Because we live it. At Triumph, our mission is to make sure the right IT professional person connects with the right IT position. Every time. To learn more about our IT staffing services in Richmond and beyond, contact us today!


By Logan Bragg: Partner, Triumph Services. As head of the Recruiting Division of Triumph, he has helped thousands of candidates find rewarding positions.