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How Much Does a Staffing Agency Charge? Part 2: Billing Structures

If you’re thinking about partnering with a staffing firm such as PEAK, you might be wondering how much it will cost. While it is true that you’ll be charged for services, your costs may be different from what you expect. In this two-part series, we’re breaking down the costs and billing structures you will see.… Read more »

How Much Does a Staffing Agency Charge? Part 1: Mandatory Fees

If you’re considering working with a staffing agency such as PEAK, your first thought might be, “How much will this cost?” It is true that employers pay for staffing services, but exactly how much you pay may be different from what you expect. In this two-part series, we’ll break down the costs and pricing models… Read more »

How to Tell if Your IT Candidate Will Work as a Team Player

In most modern offices, IT employees work in teams. Often these teams are cross-departmental, requiring IT workers to communicate and collaborate with those who may be very different from themselves. But how can you tell if an IT candidate will be a strong team player? Here are a few ideas. Check Their Resume A person’s… Read more »

Contract vs. Direct vs. Contract-to-Direct: What Positions Are Better For Your Company?

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are eager to increase staffing. Yet some uncertainty remains, and you may not be ready to hire too many full-time employees yet. Working with a staffing agency gives you three hiring models to choose from: contract, direct, or contract-to-direct. Here’s a look at how each method… Read more »

Why Working with an Engineering Staffing Agency Will Solve Your Hiring Problems

Hiring is expensive and time consuming even under ideal conditions. Your HR team has to create job ads, figure out where to place them, and then go through the tedious process of reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates, and deciding who to hire. Meanwhile, the rest of your staff is working twice as hard to cover the… Read more »

How to Find Better Candidates, While Saving Money

Recruiting engineers isn’t cheap. You’ll need to find them, vet them, and ultimately hire them. Which translates into a time-consuming and often expensive process of writing job descriptions and paying to post them. Then you have to go through seemingly endless rounds of interviews. Meanwhile, your engineering team members are working frantically to try to… Read more »

You Should Be Asking Your IT Candidates These Questions in Your Next Interview

Interviewing top-tier IT candidates can be tough, especially if you’re not an IT expert yourself. Fortunately, though, there are several questions you can ask to gauge both a candidate’s skills and how well he or she fits with your company culture. How Do You Keep Your Skills Up to Date? Tech continues to evolve at… Read more »

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