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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 »

Engineers Are Trying to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

In many ways, engineers hold the keys to the future, solving some of the biggest and most perplexing challenges facing the world today. Whatever type of engineering your company focuses on, you might be involved in some way in addressing some of these problems. Here are a few of the biggest issues engineers are working… Read more »

Contract Positions vs Permanent Placement: Which is Better for My IT Career?

Whether you’re an IT professional who is newly out of college or simply looking for a change, you might wonder whether it’s better to take contract work or seek a permanent placement. Both options have their own pros and cons, depending on your short-term and long-term goals. Here’s what you should know. Contract Work If… 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 »

Top Trends in Cloud Computing to Stay Up-to-Date With

The COVID-19 pandemic upended everything we thought we knew, but one clear trend emerged: an ever-increasing reliance on cloud computing. From healthcare to home delivery to run of the mill business operations, virtually everything that could go remote did. Vaccinations are easing the pandemic and many companies are returning to on-site operations. But this strong… Read more »

What Are Engineering Managers Looking For? 6 Ways to Prepare For Your Interview

Whether you’ve been an engineer for a long time or are interviewing for your first professional role, it’s only natural to be nervous. An engineering interview can be tough, and you might not know exactly what to expect. The best way to beat back nerves while boosting your chances of getting the job is to… 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 »

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