Fall 2018

Welcome back to another edition of the PSCI Client Newsletter! It may be Fall but the weather, stubbornly, isn't acting like it. But just as the weather is struggling to get cooler, Hiring Managers around the country are also struggling to find available talent to man their IT Departments. This is what's referred to as the IT skills gap.

So, in this edition of the IT Industry Rundown, we present to you articles that address the IT skills gap. You'll find blog posts, as well as articles from national publications, that explain the issue and that elucidate why utilizing contractors is a solution to the problem. You'll also find tips for keeping your top talent in-house.

I hope you find these articles both informative and helpful as you continue to find ways to staff your departments. And please remember to connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for even more industry information.

Chris O’Neill
President & CEO


Addressing the IT Skills Gap

IT departments across the country have a need for skilled IT workers. There's one problem, too few exist! This blog post defines the IT skills gap, looks at the causes for the issue, explains who it's affecting, shows where the gaps are most prevalent, and offers a few solutions for how to address the issue. Read More >>

Why Contracting is Here to Stay

Gig work (temporary or contracting jobs) can be found in nearly every industry - and for good reason! This blog post examines some statistics that show the prevalence of contract work, explains why contractors are seen as a solution to the IT skills gap, and lists the benefits an employer can expect to receive when utilizing contractors. Read More >>

Candidates are 'Ghosting' - Here's What You Can Do About It

Ghosting is the practice of candidates/employees blowing off scheduled job interviews, accepting offers but not showing up the first day, and even disappearing from existing positions, all without giving notice. In this blog post, we offer up our own advice on tactics employers can take to reduce the risk of this occurring to them. Read More >>


Who Is Winning the Race for Tech Talent?

For the first time in US history, there are more job openings than there are people to fill them. Look no further than the IT industry to prove this point. That means businesses must take a more innovative approach to shaping their workforce. This article lists best practices companies can quickly adopt in order to win the war for top tech talent. Read More >>

How to Create Hiring Practices to Tackle the Tech Skills Gap

As the technological skills gap continues to widen, companies need to start finding other ways to recruit and hire talent so that their projects can stay on-time and under-budget. The good news, the talent pool is wider than you think. This article offers advice for companies on how to keep their tech teams fully staffed. Read More >>

Leaders Only Need to Do This to Retain Top Talent

As this newsletter has stressed, the skills gap is a real problem facing the US workforce - and the IT industry especially. That means companies can't face the risk of losing their top talent to a competitor. This article lists three things leaders can do to foster greater belonging within their organization in order to retain their top talent. Read More >>

Data Science Talent Shortage Drives Demand for Contractors

The position of Data Scientist is relatively new in the world of Information Technology but the demand for Data Scientists is through the roof! So despite companies willing to pay top dollar for them they're still coming up short. Enter contractors. By turning data science needs into contracting positions, companies are able to fill the gap. This article explains. Read More >>


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